CECA Inspiring Change Conference & Awards

You can now watch all sessions from CECA’s 2018 Inspiring Change Awards online:

Above: CECA Chief Executive Alasdair Reisner introduces keynote speaker, the Shadow Business Minister Chi Onwurah MP, at the opening session of Inspiring Change 2018. Ms Onwurah is followed by Keith Waller of the Infrastructure & Projects Authority at HM Treasury.

Above: the Conference hears from Catherine De Marco, Deputy Director for Infrastructure Skills at the Department for Transport, and Kate Hall, Design Director at HS2, before a panel discussion.

Above: the conference hears from Nike Folayan, Chair, Association for Black & Minority Ethnic Engineers; Geoffrey Fowler, Principal, London Design & Engineering UTC; and Susan Scurlock of Primary Engineers.

“Step Change – Broadening The Talent Pipeline” includes presentations by Kath Moore MBE, Managing Director of Women into Construction, Kusai Rahal, of Young Leaders Driving Change, and Sietske van de Ploeg of the Mayor’s Fund for London.

Above: keynote speaker Lord Blunkett addresses the conference and takes questions from the audience.

Above: CITB CEO Sarah Beale delivers a response from industry to Lord Blunkett’s speech.

The session “Change Makers – An inclusive & supportive work environment for all” includes speeches by Babak Erfani, Senior Commercial Scheme Sponsor at Network Rail; Diane Lightfoot, CEO of the Business Disability Forum; and Chris Westcott, Head of Employee Relations at BAE Systems.

“Change for the better – The business benefits of an effective EDI strategy” includes presentations by Charlotte Lamping, Executive Recruitment, Transport for London; Michael Smyth, HR Director, Transport for London; and Patrick Woodman, Head of Research & Advocacy, Chartered Managers Institute.