Hector MacAulay MBE is managing director for Balfour Beatty’s building and civil engineering business in Scotland and Ireland and sits on the executive leadership board for the company’s UK construction services business.
He joined Balfour Beatty after graduating with an honours degree in Civil Engineering from Heriot Watt University in 1985. During his career with the company, Hector has progressed through the ranks from onsite responsibilities through to operational and general management, working across group business units throughout the UK.
Hector leads the regional business with responsibility for ensuring the implementation of company strategy and policy, ensuring the delivery of budgeted performance targets through the safe, sustainable delivery of projects to our customer’s complete satisfaction. He is passionate about driving forward the social value and decarbonisation agendas within the industry and creating real and sustainable legacy within the communities it touches.
Hector is also at the forefront of the industry action to address the skills and resource challenge in Scotland, sitting on the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board and has been appointed as the HRH Ambassador for Industrial Cadets in Scotland, which drives industry to create opportunities for young people to embrace careers in engineering.
Awarded an MBE in 2020 for Services to Construction, Hector represents the sector as a director of Construction Scotland, sitting on the Industry Leadership Group, and leading on the Climate Emergency. Hector is married with a teenage daughter and lives in rural Perthshire.