Construction Scotland strengthens Industry Leadership Group with Balfour Beatty appointment

02 Sep 2019

Construction Scotland, the leadership organisation for the construction industry in Scotland, has expanded its Industry Leadership Group (ILG) by appointing highly experienced Balfour Beatty Scotland and Ireland Managing Director, Hector MacAulay.

Over the course of his three-decade career in construction, Hector has gained a wealth of experience across the civil engineering and construction sectors and has worked on a wide variety of construction projects around the UK and Ireland. Under his leadership, Balfour Beatty are currently undertaking the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street Station, the flagship Edinburgh Futures Institute on behalf of the University of Edinburgh and dualling the A9 north of Perth. Hector is also a member of Balfour Beatty’s Executive Leadership Team for the UK Construction Services arm of Balfour Beatty plc, the international infrastructure group.

Hector MacAulay said: “I am delighted to be joining Construction Scotland ILG as it grows in stature and influence, leading the agenda for the wider construction sector in Scotland.” 

“A strong and vibrant Construction Sector is essential to underpin the economic development of Scotland, delivering prosperity, sustainable economic growth and employment”.

Hector continued: “I have a passionate belief that the construction industry has a duty and a responsibility to support and enhance communities in which it operates, and to leave a lasting and sustainable legacy when it moves on.”

Ken Gillespie, chair of Construction Scotland’s Industry Leadership Group said: “We are delighted to welcome Hector.  His appointment demonstrates our commitment to delivering the strategy we launched in November last year which has six key areas of focus:  ending lowest cost procurement,increasing skills and diversity, improving quality, supporting reform of planning and building regulations, improving productivity and profitability and facilitating sector growth.  I am confident that Hector will play a vital role in helping to drive industry-wide collaboration and sector growth.”

Construction Scotland’s ILG is formally recognised by the Scottish Government and its agencies as the representative voice of the industry in Scotland. It brings together key figures from the private and public sector to drive sector growth and industry wide collaboration. Construction Scotland’s ambition is to support the development and growth of a more sustainable, productive, innovative and profitable construction industry.

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