Balfour Beatty appoint Louise Hardy as non executive director

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Balfour Beatty has announced the appointment of Louise Hardy as non executive director, with effect from 1 April 2022

Louise Hardy has over 30 years of business and leadership experience in the construction and infrastructure industry and comes from a civil engineering background.

Hardy’s previous roles include a range of senior roles at London Underground, Bechtel, Laing O’Rourke and as infrastructure director responsible for the portfolio of projects for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Louise Hardy’s most recent executive appointment was European project excellence director for AECOM, where she was responsible for monitoring performance across a portfolio of 10,000 projects in 15 countries and eight businesses within Europe.

Since then, Hardy has held a number of non executive roles in the public sector and FTSE 250, including previously at Renew Holdings and Sirius Minerals.

She is currently a non executive director of Crest Nicholson, Genuit Group and Severfield. Alongside this, Hardy is also a keen volunteer within the industry as a STEM ambassador and diversity champion.

Hardy will bring experience of working with the built environment

Charles Allen, CBE and chair of Balfour Beatty said: “I am delighted that Louise has agreed to join the Balfour Beatty Board.

“With her significant experience in the built environment and her strategic mindset and knowledge of delivering international infrastructure schemes, I am confident that she will make a strong addition to the Board.”

‘Contributing deep sector knowledge and technical expertise’

Commenting on her appointment, Louise Hardy said: “I look forward to joining the Board of Balfour Beatty and contributing my deep sector knowledge and technical expertise to support the Group’s continuing success.

“Operating in favourable infrastructure markets, stimulated by strong government investment, Balfour Beatty provides an opportunity for exposure to the landmark infrastructure schemes across the UK, US and Hong Kong that first attracted me to this sector.”

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