The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


The Time is now | Summer keynote lecture with Sue Kershaw

8 September 2020

On Thursday 3 September we held our first online keynote lecture, with Sue Kershaw Managing Director Transportation at Costain, and Royal Academy of Engineering visiting professor.

Sue Kershaw

Sue delivered our Summer keynote lecture, ‘The Time is now’ Progressive assurance on Major Complex Infrastructure Projects and Programmes.

The lecture explored 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. 

Thank you to everyone who took part, there were some really good conversations about what assurance will look like now and in the future.

Watch online

A recording of the lecture is available to watch online:

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Download the interactive question (mentimeter) slides [pdf 836KB]

About the speaker

Sue Kershaw
Managing Director Transportation at Costain

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.