Balfour hires Network Rail director

Balfour Beatty has appointed a managing director for its gas and water business.

Matthew Steele joins Balfour Beatty from Network Rail, where he was commercial and development director. Previously, Matthew was programme director at Crossrail and head of power, communications and cooling upgrades for the London Underground.

Mark Bullock, chief executive officer of Balfour Beatty’s rail and utilities business, said: “I am delighted to welcome Matthew to my leadership team. His extensive experience in delivering critical infrastructure projects in regulated markets will strengthen our client relationships and further enhance our capability in the sector.”

Balfour Beatty’s gas and water business operates in the UK and Ireland.