Andrew Wolstenholme

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"Andrew Wolstenholme graduated from Southampton University in 1981 with a 1st class honours degree in Civil Engineering. He served in the British Army for 5 years, first in the Royal Engineers and later as an Irish Hussar. He resigned his commission in 1985 to pursue a career in engineering and joined Arup, the international engineering consultants, as a bridge designer. He was later seconded to Schal Associates in Chicago where he worked with some of the great American architects on tall buildings. He moved to Hong Kong in 1992 and worked on a number of the major infrastructure projects in South East Asia, including Hong Kong Airport and the Western Harbour Tunnel Crossing.

"Andrew joined BAA plc in 1997 as Construction Director on the Heathrow Express Rail Link. He went on to be the Programme Director on Heathrow’s £4.3bn Terminal 5 and later became BAA’s Director of Capital Projects. He joined Balfour Beatty in 2009 and left, as Director of Innovation and Strategic Capability, in 2011 to take up the Chief Executive role at Crossrail. He was awarded an OBE for services to the construction industry in June 2009."[1]


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  1. Crossrail Andrew Wolstenholme, organizational web page, accessed May 12, 2013.