The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


‘The Time is now’ - Progressive assurance on major complex infrastructure projects and programmes

03 September 2020, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Sue Kershaw

We are proud to host Sue Kershaw, Managing Director Transportation at Costain, and Visiting Professor, as she joins us for our Summer keynote lecture, ‘The Time is now’ Progressive assurance on Major Complex Infrastructure Projects and Programmes.

This event is free.

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‘The Time is now’ Progressive assurance on Major Complex Infrastructure Projects and Programmes

When it comes to major infrastructure programme delivery, the UK is unique in many ways, notably in our governance structures, integration between sponsors and clients, and delivery authorities. The role of delivery partners and supply chain is also key to success and having an effective assurance framework that is fit for purpose and clearly understood is important.  

Assurance provides confidence in delivery and that is exactly what every client wants for their projects. We need to get better at being clear on what type of assurance we are delivering – is it support to delivery teams or is it information to enable executive decision making? Furthermore, it is essential that a culture of assurance is instilled from the top; board level buy-in is a fundamental requirement. 

Sue will be exploring how we need to keep working together to better understand how assurance can be embraced and how we can get the message across that assurance is an enabler not a distraction. 

Details on how to access this online event will be provided prior to the event.

A recording of the lecture will be available to watch online after the live event. 

About the Speaker

Sue Kershaw

Managing Director Transportation at Costain

Sue Kershaw
Sue has a strong track record for driving complex, high profile transport and construction programmes to delivery. She is currently president of the Association for Project Management, a member of the Mayor of London’s Infrastructure Advisory Panel and a Royal Academy of Engineering visiting professor at the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, University College London.

Before joining Costain, Sue was managing director, Infrastructure Advisory Group at KPMG. Prior to that she was UK infrastructure head of programme management for KPMG Major Projects Advisory. Previous positions include director of rail, Europe at CH2M and deputy director of transport for the Olympic Delivery Authority. Sue is a civil engineer and started her career with Taylor Woodrow.

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