Phil Clifton

Managing Director, Balfour Beatty Highways

Phil graduated in Civil and Structural Engineering from Nottingham Trent University. From there he joined Balfour Beatty and developed his managerial and then leadership skills.

He has led complex major civil engineering projects including the construction of the tunnels at Hindhead on the A3 and is now responsible for Balfour Beatty’s Highways business leading a workforce of over 2,000 people.

Phil is a collaborative and experienced leader with a sharp focus on providing customer service of the highest standard and delivering operational excellence in programme management.

He is also committed to safety, inclusion and diversity – his vision is to care for his people in a way that makes them feel included, whilst offering a sustainable future for them, and all the customers and the communities that are touched by the work of Balfour Beatty Highways.

Phil and his wife Nancy have three young daughters; Maggie, Betty and Mabel.