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Balfour Beatty appoint Louise Hardy as Non-executive Director

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that Louise Hardy has been appointed as a Non-executive Director with effect from 1 April 2022.

Louise has over thirty years of business and leadership experience in the construction and infrastructure industry.

Charles Allen, Lord Allen of Kensington, 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."

Commenting on her appointment, Louise 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."

A civil engineer by background, Louise has held 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. Her 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, Louise 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. She is also a keen volunteer within the industry as a STEM ambassador and diversity champion.

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