Heather Bryant will start her new role as Balfour’s Director of Health, Safety & Environment next month.
Nicholas Pollard, Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK Chief Executive Officer said: “I am looking forward to working with Heather as Balfour Beatty continues on its journey towards Zero Harm.
“Heather’s extensive experience with the Health and Safety Executive has informed and led industry change. This, together with her passion for occupational health, will encourage us to raise our game further in this area.
“Uncompromising leadership from all of our people and our supply chain partners who are working on 750 live construction projects across the UK and Ireland is essential to delivering Zero Harm: making sure everyone will go home safe, every day, on every single one of our sites.
“Heather will help us all to drive that ability throughout Balfour Beatty.”
Bryant has been HM Chief Inspector of Construction for the past 15 months.
During that time she was responsible for strategy, policy and field operations across Great Britain and central engagement with the construction industry.
Prior to this role Bryant was HSE Divisional Director responsible for field operations across London, East and South East England. She has worked at the HSE for 26 years.
At Balfour she will be responsible for a team of nearly 100 safety professionals across the UK and Ireland.