Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that Gabrielle (Gabby) Costigan MBE has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 8 March 2024.
Following Balfour Beatty’s Annual General Meeting on 9 May, Gabby will succeed Stuart Doughty CMG as Chair of the Safety & Sustainability Committee, as Stuart steps down from the Board following nine years as a Non-Executive Director.
Gabby is an Aeronautical Engineer with a diverse international career including 21 years in the Australian Army. She was previously Chief Executive Officer of the logistics business, Linfox International Group. In 2017, she joined BAE Systems plc as Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems Australia before being promoted to her current role of Group Managing Director, Business Development, and a member of the Executive Committee.
Lord Charles Allen of Kensington, CBE and Chair of Balfour Beatty said: “I would like to thank Stuart for the significant contribution he has made to Balfour Beatty during his nine years as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Safety & Sustainability Committee. Under his stewardship, the Company has made significant improvements to its health and safety performance and in advancing its sustainability endeavors.
“I am delighted that Gabby has agreed to join us. Her experience of large, complex international organizations and significant experience in regulated markets make her a strong addition to Balfour Beatty’s Board.”
Commenting on her appointment, Gabby Costigan MBE said: “From military service to work in the defense industry, I’ve always been motivated by work that makes a meaningful difference. I look forward to contributing my leadership and operational experience in support of Balfour Beatty’s very real contribution to global economies and communities.”