Balfour Beatty appoints vice president for US operation

UK contractor Balfour Beatty has appointed Daniel LaFrance vice president and chief compliance officer for its buildings, civils and investments operations in the US.

Working in Virginia, LaFrance will focus on legal, regulatory and operational compliance, and also managing risk assessments.

He was previously employed at Colas USA for 16 years where he worked as its ethics and compliance officer.

He holds a law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and a history degree from University of California, Los Angeles.

Leon Blondin, Balfour Beatty’s US chief executive, said: "This newly centralised chief compliance officer role emphasises Balfour Beatty’s deep commitment to ethics and compliance within the organization.

"Dan will ensure we remain compliant with regulatory matters across the nation and adhere to our businesses’ internal policies and bylaws. With more than a decade of experience overseeing compliance programmes, we look forward to Dan’s leadership and expertise to further enhance our commitment to being a relentless ally throughout the various communities where we deliver work."

LaFrance added: "My goal is to help team members do their jobs in a way that drives operational excellence through a culture built not only on compliance, but a commitment to integrity and always doing what’s right.

"I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues, our partners and our owners in successfully achieving their business goals and to implementing industry best practices in compliance throughout the entire Balfour Beatty US business."  

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