Balfour appoints new procurement chief

Grant Prior 6 months ago
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Balfour Beatty has appointed a new global procurement chief following a shake-up in the buying department.

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Martin Chown is leaving the company

The Enquirer understands that Grahame Ball joined this week as International Procurement Director.

Ball takes on a new role but former UK Procurement Director Martin Chown is leaving the company.

One insider said: “It was all quite sudden and the official line is that Martin has decided to leave the company.

“There seems to be a handover period so he hasn’t actually left the firm yet.”

Ball has worked at a number of blue chip organisations including Diageo and Microsoft.

His previous role was Chief Procurement Officer at Colt Technology Services delivering their procurement and supply chain strategy .

Balfour Beatty declined to comment beyond confirming Ball’s appointment

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