Balfour Beatty has appointed Jo Gilroy as the new UK director of sustainability, who will be responsible for driving forward Balfour Beatty’s sustainability strategy, as well as reporting the Group’s performance against the bold targets and ambitions set out in its “Building New Futures” sustainability strategy

Jo Gilroy has joined Balfour Beatty as director of sustainability from Kier, where she held the position of group head of sustainability and environment.

Prior to Kier, she was head of sustainability and corporate responsibility at the FTSE 100 distribution and logistics group – Bunzl.

Ensuring the company remains at the forefront of the vital net zero transition

Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty group chief executive, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Jo as UK Director of Sustainability. Her significant skills and experience will help ensure that we remain at the forefront of the vital net zero transition for our industry.

“Whilst sustainability has long been at the heart of what we do, we must not rest on our laurels. We must continue to invest in and drive forward the sustainable solutions that will enable us to deliver the infrastructure required for a net zero industry. I am confident that in her role, Jo will help us do just that.”

‘Leading the way in driving sustainable solutions’

Jo Gilroy, UK director of sustainability at Balfour Beatty, added: “For many years I have watched Balfour Beatty with interest. At such a pivotal moment in time for the industry with numerous, major green infrastructure projects on the horizon I am pleased to be joining a company that is leading the way in driving sustainable solutions and clearly takes its responsibility so seriously.”


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