Balfour Beatty appoints new general counsel and company secretary

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Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has announced the appointment of Tracey Wood as group general counsel and company secretary

Tracey Wood joins from Costain Group plc where she was general counsel and company secretary. Having joined the company in 2006, she has been responsible for legal, company secretarial, HR and internal audit & risk.

Prior to Costain, Wood was a partner at the law firm Hammonds. She has nearly 30 years’ experience in commercial and construction law.

Wood will report directly to group chief executive, Leo Quinn, as a member of Balfour Beatty’s Group executive committee, responsible for the Group’s Legal teams as well as acting as the company secretary.

A strong addition to the team

Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty Group chief executive, said: “I am delighted that Tracey has agreed to join Balfour Beatty at such a pivotal time – when the company is perfectly positioned to capitalise on positive infrastructure markets across our chosen geographies.

“Her significant industry experience and knowledge means she will make a strong addition to the company’s senior leadership team.”

Tracey Wood, Balfour Beatty Group general counsel and company secretary, added: “Over the last 15 years, I have watched with interest as Balfour Beatty has transformed into the market-leading organisation it is today.

“I am therefore thrilled to be joining Balfour Beatty and look forward to working alongside some of the industry’s leading construction and engineering experts.”

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