Leo Quinn

Balfour Beatty recently announced the appointment of Leo Quinn as its new chief executive officer. Quinn will take up his new position Jan. 1, 2015. He joins Balfour Beatty after five years as group chief executive of QinetiQ, which he reshaped into a strong commercial competitor providing technology solutions in defense, security and aerospace. From 2004-2008 Quinn served as CEO of De La Rue, the largest non-government printer of banknotes, and prior to that led a number of international business transformations as global president of Honeywell Building Controls and COO of production management, the largest division of Invensys PLC. Educated at Imperial College in London and Portsmouth University, Quinn holds a master’s in management science and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He began his career at Balfour Beatty in 1979 as a civil engineer in the UK construction services business.