Balfour Beatty appoints Charles Allen chairman

Charles Allen

Balfour Beatty plc, the international infrastructure group, announced that former ITV CEO Charles Allen has been appointed as its next chairman and as a non-executive director of the company.

Lord Allen will join the board following the Annual General Meeting today, 13 May 2021, as a non-executive director and, after a transition period, will assume the position of chair from 20 July 2021 when he will succeed Philip Aiken, AM who has been chair since 2015,” said Balfour Beatty.

Lord Allen has extensive corporate experience across a range of sectors, most notably in support services and media.

His previous positions include chair of ISS AS, executive chair of EMI Music, chief executive of ITV plc, chief executive of Compass Group and Chief Advisor to the British Home Office.

“He sits in the House of Lords and currently holds positions as Advisory Chairman, Moelis & Company and Chairman of Global Media and Entertainment.”

Aiken said: “I am pleased to welcome Charles Allen to Balfour Beatty. He brings to ourboard a wealth of experience of international companies, a range of sectors and Government.”

Allen said: “It is a good time to be joining Balfour Beatty, there are significant opportunities for the company to continue to develop in its chosen markets.

“I am looking forward to working with the board and the management team to continue to create and deliver value to all stakeholders.”