The latest print edition of Infrastructure Intelligence puts prominent women making an impact in the construction sector centre stage, says editor Andy Walker in his latest editor's comment.
High-profile women making an impact on the construction and infrastructure sector feature prominently in this issue of Infrastructure Intelligence and I am delighted about that.
Over recent years I have seen the industry take some significant steps forward to improve its gender diversity and it’s something that’s been long overdue. There is still a long way to go in ensuring that we have more women in leadership positions, but I sense that real progress is being made and that is to be welcomed.
Our front cover highlights the arrival of a new chief executive for ACE, Hannah Vickers. Having spoken with Hannah at length for our interview with her on page 14-15, I have no doubt that she will make a real impact at ACE and on the industry. Elsewhere in this issue, we also hear from Labour shadow minister Rebecca Long-Bailey, who outlines the party’s plans for infrastructure (p8-10) and also the Construction Leadership Council’s Ann Bentley, who looks at the procurement detail behind the government’s Construction Sector Deal (p18-19).
We’re also delighted to get AECOM EMIA chief executive Lara Poloni’s interesting and enlightening views on how she sees the future for consultancy businesses (p16-17) and we interview industry rising star Charlotte Jones, who won the Apprentice of the Year and Diamond awards in this year’s Consultancy and Engineering Awards (p30).
As ever, it’s a packed issue and I hope you enjoy the read.
Andy Walker is the editor of Infrastructure Intelligence.