Editor’s message and September/October 2018 magazine download

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.

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