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Ex-WSP director joins Balfour Beatty

Paul Toyne has joined Balfour Beatty as sustainability director.

Mr Toyne is also London Sustainable Development Commissioner, chairs the Constructing Excellence sustainability task force and the Green Construction Board’s ‘greening the industry’ carbon group.

This is a new position on Balfour Beatty UK’s executive leadership team.

Mr Toyne was previously global sustainability director at WSP and also worked as head of sustainability at Bovis Lend Lease UK. He has worked on projects including the London Olympic Village and Media City at Salford Quays.

Balfour Beatty chief executive Nicholas Pollard said: “I am delighted Paul is joining us. His leadership in the business and in the discipline of sustainability will help us up our game still further, delighting our customers, contributing to our neighbours’ wellbeing, and engaging more closely with the smaller, local businesses that form much of our supply chain.

“Our customers increasingly look to us to provide sustainable solutions and innovations to solve their infrastructure challenges, and we will.”

Since 2010, Balfour Beatty has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent and its water use by half.

Mr Toyne is also a judge at the Construction News Specialists Awards 2014 – click here to find out more.

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