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Biography

Andrew Wolstenholme

Andrew Wolstenholme
Group Managing Director, Maritime and Land UK
Andrew joined BAE Systems in May 2018 as Group Managing Director Maritime and Land UK and is a member of the Executive Committee.
 
Before joining BAE Systems Andrew was Chief Executive Officer for Crossrail, leading the delivery of the Elizabeth line through central London; Europe’s largest engineering project. Prior to joining Crossrail, Andrew held a number of senior positions delivering major engineering projects in the UK, Asia and North America, including Heathrow Express rail link, the Terminal 5 programme and a £10bn development programme across seven UK airports.
 
Andrew began his career serving with the British Army as a Queen’s Royal Irish Hussar before resigning his commission in 1984 to pursue a career in business and engineering spanning more than 30 years.  
 
Andrew holds a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering from Southampton University.
 
Andrew is the Co-Chair of the Construction Leadership Council. He has previously served as a Non-executive Director for the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment and Support and High Speed 2 Ltd.
 
Career highlights: With a passion to improve the UK’s construction industry, Andrew was invited to lead an industry review in 2009. His report, ‘Never Waste a Good Crisis’, has helped steer government policy in this important area.
 
Andrew was awarded an OBE for services to the construction industry in the 2009 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Southampton University in 2014.
 
When not at work: Married with five children, Andrew enjoys playing a variety of sports, cooking and listening to opera.