He will take-up his new role as Director General and Secretary of the Institution of Civil Engineers in January when Tom Foulkes retires.
Baveystock is an ICE Fellow with a background in the British Army and Ministry of Defence.
He has extensive experience in leading major programmes in construction, training and change management, as well as commanding regiments and engineering operations.
Over the last 10 years, Baveystock has been increasingly involved in international post conflict reconstruction and development in areas such as the Balkans and Southern Iraq where he was involved in the repair and management of the water, irrigation, oil and gas, sewerage and transport infrastructure in the region.
ICE Senior Vice President Richard Coackley said: “Tom Foulkes, in nearly ten years as DG, has played a central role in transforming the Institution – in particular implementing effective regional structures, positioning ICE as the voice of infrastructure in the media and influencing political decision making to ensure long term investment in infrastructure.
“Nick Baveystock has been appointed to build on this platform, and will also focus on engaging ICE members, sharing the Institution’s knowledge and expertise more effectively, and importantly, further raising the profile of civil engineering.”