Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> September 4, 2000

Peter Mason – Amec Plc (amec.l)

PETER MASON became Chief Executive of AMEC plc in February 1996. He was previously an Executive Director of BICC Plc and Chairman and Chief Executive of Balfour Beatty Limited. Mr. Mason held a number of appointments in the construction industry before he joined Norwest Holst in 1980. Three years later he became Managing Director of the company's Civil Engineering Division and in 1985 he was appointed Chief Executive of Norwest Holst Group Plc. He held this position until he joined BICC in 1992. Mr. Mason is a Board member of SPIE SA, the French-based international electrical engineering, infrastructure and construction services company in which AMEC has a 41.6% stake. Outside AMEC, Mr. Mason is a Board member of British Trade International, and is Chairman of the British Government's export drive for the overseas sale of UK goods and services for the railway industry. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Export Credits Guarantee Department. Mr Mason holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Glasgow University. AMEC is a provider of services and engineering solutions to the world's infrastructure, manufacturing and process industries. The company's current turnover is GBP4 billion with over 28,000 employees worldwide. Profile
TWST: Please start with a bit of background to AMEC and the strategic

thinking behind the merger with AGRA Inc. of North America.

Mr. Mason: AMEC is a provider of services and engineering