Andrew Wolstenholme

Andrew WolstenholmeAndrew served with the British Army for three years as a Queen’s Royal Irish Hussar before resigning his commission in 1984 to pursue a career in business and engineering. He joined Arup as a bridge designer in 1987 and moved to Hong Kong in 1992 to develop Arup’s project management capability on some of South East Asia’s major infrastructure projects at the time.  Andrew joined the airport operator BAA plc in 1997 as Construction Director for the Heathrow Express rail link. He went on to lead the delivery of the £4.3bn Terminal 5 programme and became BAA’s Director of Capital projects. Andrew was invited to lead an industry review in 2009 and his report, ‘Never Waste a Good Crisis’, has helped steer government policy in this important area. Andrew joined the Balfour Beatty Group in 2009 as Director of Innovation and Strategic Capability. He was awarded an OBE for services to the construction industry in the same year. Andrew joined Crossrail as its Chief Executive Officer on 1 August 2011 and he has recently been appointed industry Chair of the Construction Leadership Council and is a Non-executive Director of the MoD’s Defence Equipment and Services Board.