16th May 2019OlympiaLondon
Learning Partner @ Multiplex Construction
Rail Project Manager @ Mott MacDonald
Head of Project Management @ Clarkson Alliance
Managing Director @ Constructing Equality
Project Surveyor @ Avi Contracts
Development Director @ Major Projects Association
Founder & Director @ Equilibrium Network & Colander
Managing Director @ Wireframe Immersive
Dr. David Hancock
Construction Director @ Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Cabinet Office
Founder & Director @ Chalkstring
Director of Cost Management @ AECOM
Barbara Anne Res is a Professional Engineer and an Attorney. She is a 40 year veteran of the Construction and Real Estate Development industries. One of only a handful of women engineers, Res endured and overcame much intimidation, sexual harassment and discrimination during her early years on jobsites. Res held many positions including draftsman, estimator, project manager, mechanical superintendent and superintendent while working for construction contractors, and in executive roles working as Owners Representative and Director of Development for several real estate companies. Res worked for the President of the United States, first as the Vice President in charge of construction of the iconic Trump Tower, and later as the Executive Vice President in charge of development. She has overseen projects across the US and in the UK.
Vicki Holmes is a Learning Partner at Multiplex Construction, developing and delivering learning strategies to maintain and boost the digital and technical capabilities of the business. Having previously worked in information management, BIM management, BIM consultancy and BIM project management she has seen Digital Construction from a number of different angles, and worked closely with stakeholders of every level of seniority and experience.
A core member of Women in BIM, Vicki also regularly presents at schools, colleges and universities to promote STEM and Construction to girls in education, and works hard to encourage women of all ages and experience to consider construction as a viable and rewarding career option.
Alison is an award winning Chartered Civil Engineer with hugely diverse international experience. Her recent career move to Mott MacDonald continues to expand her portfolio of interesting projects. Since joining Mott MacDonald, she has also been appointed the role of Advancing Gender Co-champion; one of two UK-based champions responsible for improving gender-equality within the business.
Alison is an advocate of promoting engineering as an exciting career to school children. She has published several articles to promote gender equality in the industry. (http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/jun-2018/women-engineering-let%E2%80%99s-raise-bar-together) Alison was a regional finalist in the ICE Pitch 200 contest where her entry was exceptionally well received.
Anna is Head of Project Management at construction consultancy Clarkson Alliance. She has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, having qualified as a structural engineer and worked as a Construction Manager before moving into Project Management.
Since joining Clarkson Alliance, Anna has established herself as an excellent leader, who motivates and inspires others to succeed. She has a passion for learning and improvement, and strengths in communication and strategic thinking. She is experienced in building high performing teams, and through her leadership skills is able to motivate a project team to work together to deliver the best for their clients.
Over the last 10 years Chrissi has steered the business delivering consultancy, training and research to organisations inside and outside the construction sector. Bringing the terminology Fairness, Inclusion and Respect to the construction sector, Creating the Change Tack Programme for career progression, winning and delivering significant high level contracts with CITB, launching Constructing Equality Ltd.’s Engage programmes and also gaining further industry and government recognition through representation on strategic boards including the image group for 2025 Construction and Industry Leadership Group for Fairness, Inclusion and Respect. Chrissi started her career as a Setting-Out Engineer then as a site manager, while playing an integral role in the delivery of numerous projects, including Peckham Library, Manchester Interchange, a range of BSF Schemes, and a school in Uganda for charity.
Anjali is a proud advocate of Diversity and Inclusion, producing research on the modern perception of construction to aid her raising the profile on diversity, inclusion and the skills shortage. Anjali has noted that the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME’s) millennials are underrepresented, making it her personal goal to be the voice for change.
Anjali is a recipient of the Constructor’s Prize from The Worshipful Company of Constructors, and a Yeoman for this Livery. Driven to bring positive change breaking stereotypes, she has presented with the CIOB, BIM Region London, Newable, Willmott Dixon and school Employability Days. Anjali is among a selected number chosen to be a Role Model for the 2018 UK Construction Week, Inclusion Role Model for Willmott Dixon and Women in Construction Ambassador for the London Build Expo 2018.
Manon is the Development Director of the Major Projects Association which is a membership body for organisations delivering major projects and includes many large construction companies within its membership. As well as ensuring the day to day delivery of the Association, Manon has specific responsibility for the Gender Balance initiative which aims to support members to improve diversity.
Manon is also a competitive drug-free power-lifter. She is a 14-time British Champion, 9-time European Champion and 11-time World Champion. She has broken 6 world records and is the current bench-press World Record holder and was the first female President of the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association.
Caroline Cole is Founder and Director of Colander, a business that offers support and advice to the foremost organisations that shape the built environment. She has inspired many of the UK’s most successful architectural practices to develop their businesses, and worked alongside a number of influential developers and building owners, helping to formulate their approach to architecture.
Building on her commitment to integrated design, Caroline founded the Equilibrium Network, an inter-disciplinary group that aims to help the industry, by promoting gender diversity around Board Room tables, and addressing the attrition rate of women professionals working to create the built environment.
As Managing Director of Wireframe Immersive, Claire has driven the quality of their CG Visualisation services and surpassed client expectations. From inception in 2013, Wireframe has pushed the boundaries of architectural visualisation, rebranding in 2015 to promote development into Virtual Reality and in doing so partnered with Aitken Turnbull to develop VR-EP a technology that allows Architects and designers create dementia friendly spaces by understanding how dementia can affect a person’s vision. Combining years of hands on technical skills and knowledge; sales, business development and contract/client management experience, Claire has cultivated an approach that has confidently secured and sustained relationships with substantive clients.
Dr David Hancock leads the Government Construction Team and chairs the Government Construction Board for the Cabinet Office and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA). In autumn 2017 he was appointed as the NEC UK Users’ Group Chair. Prior to joining IPA he was Head of Risk for Transport for London. Renowned internationally as a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of risk, he is the author of the bestselling book “Tame, Messy and Wicked Risk Leadership” in which he developed the concept of Risk Leadership.
He has worked with the public, private and voluntary sectors and has been the Director of risk and assurance for two London Mayors and Executive Director of Halcrow (now CH2M) responsible for setting up their consultancy group. He was Head of Risk for the Terminal 5 Project at Heathrow and champions the case for rethinking project management as a social interaction rather than delivery solely through the application of process and policy.
Sarah is a both a Founder and Director of Chalkstring, a software house specialising in project cost control software for construction contractors. With over 10 years’ experience of working in the industry, Sarah has held senior roles in major international construction software houses including in CSC, Trimble, Union Square and Deltek and, more recently, Chalkstring.
Initially with expertise in marketing, Sarah over the years expanded her experience to cover all aspects of construction software, from marketing to delivering client services and Go To Market strategies. She champions digitisation in the construction industry and is committed to supporting contractors maximise technology. Sarah has also mentored young people entering industry, giving them the skills and the confidence to develop successfully in their roles.
Bryony leads the Cost Management team for AECOM in Birmingham leading delivery of large scale complex projects across multiple sectors in the West Midlands region and further afield. She is also Head of Aviation for Buildings and Places in the UK and Ireland region developing and coordinating the business’s offer in this sector. She won the Best Woman Quantity Surveyor category in the European Women in Construction and Engineering awards in 2018. Bryony also contributes to the work of the RICS and BPS Birmingham as well as volunteering as an Enterprise Adviser with the Careers and Enterprise Company, whose main objective is to forge links between schools and employers and raise awareness of career opportunities in the built environment.
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