Mumford joins Balfour Beatty from National Highways where he was Executive Director of Major Projects and Capital Portfolio Management, leading the delivery of the UK Government’s £27 billion Road Investment Strategy.
Prior to that Mumford held a number of senior consultant roles including Vice President at HKA and Senior Director at AECOM.
Mumford is replacing Tom Edgcumbe who left Balfour earlier this year to join Aggregate Industries as head of its asphalt and contracting divisions.
Mark Bullock, Chief Executive Officer of Balfour Beatty’s UK Construction Services business, said: “Our UK Construction Services business has a long-standing history in the successful delivery of civil engineering projects across the UK, having most recently completed the East Leeds Orbital Route – one of the largest road projects in Leeds for almost 50 years.
“I am confident that Peter’s extensive experience in overseeing major infrastructure schemes and deep domain knowledge will further strengthen our offering as we work to capitalise on the strong and growing infrastructure market in the UK.”
Mumford said: “With a wealth of civil engineering projects on the horizon, it is a particularly exciting time to be joining Balfour Beatty.
“I am looking forward to working with our long standing clients alongside our own team of experts to safely and successfully deliver projects across England and Wales; both those of national significance and at the heart of local communities.”