Mr Cutler, a chartered civil engineer, will join Balfour Beatty as a managing director of its regional business at the end of January 2014.
He has been chief executive of Barhale for the past three and a half years. Previous positions include managing director of Morgan Est and many years with Tarmac Construction in a range of senior positions.
Balfour Beatty’s regional business has a £1.8bn turnover from sectors including commercial, retail, coastal defence, local infrastructure, residential, defence and education. It operates through four regional hubs in Manchester, Edinburgh London and Bristol and 17 delivery units across the UK and Ireland.
Mr Cutler will form a tier of management just below Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK chief executive officer Nicholas Pollard and just above the four regional managing directors – Mark Farrah (North & Midlands), Neil Patterson ( London & Southeast), Bill Kingwill, (Southwest), and Murray Easton (Scotland and Ireland).
His new boss Nick Pollard said: “I am delighted to welcome Mark to the Balfour Beatty family. Mark’s extensive experience will lead our regional business forward to enable our teams to build on established customer relationships, drive operational efficiency and increase our profitable order book.
“Mark’s arrival is well timed, coinciding with the increased volumes of regional construction and civil engineering activity being procured by a wide range of customers across different sectors.”