Problems at Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) are behind recent profit warnings at Balfour Beatty that led to the removal of group chief executive Andrew McNaughton after just a year in post.
In April Balfour Beatty brought in Network Rail project director Uma Shanker to take on the new role of chief operating officer for BBES. Now it has found a new chief executive to lead the subsidiary, which had a turnover of £260m last year and has 1,300 employees.
Mark Hoyland was previously managing director of scandal-hit property management company Peverel Property Services, which was the subject of an Office of Fair Trading investigation into price fixing last year.
Balfour Beatty says that he “led the business through a period of transformational change to drive outstanding customer service and improve performance”.
Before that he was chief executive of City West Homes for five years and had periods with Rok, Ballast and Wimpey Group.
Mr Hoyland will be a member of the executive leadership team, reporting to Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK chief executive Nicholas Pollard, who has been also acting as BBES managing director on an interim basis since May.
Mr Pollard said: “Mark’s extensive commercial and operational experience will ensure our smaller, refocused building services M & E engineering business will capitalise on the ongoing recovery in the sector. Mark will lead the business to build long-term collaborative customer relationships, deliver operational efficiency and secure a commercial focus that improves profitability and the order book, winning sustainable business opportunities.”