Paula is a chartered Civil Engineer and Business Director with almost 20 years’ experience in the Construction industry. She is currently Strategic Account Director for National Highways for Costain Group PLC across its UK business which delivers £1bn per annum. A true engineering enthusiast and women in engineering ambassador, Paula has worked in delivering major Road and Rail projects both in the UK and overseas in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. She has received a number of awards during her career including the ICE Thomas Telford Award from the ICE President, the Atkins Award for "Contributing Most Towards the Civil Engineering Industry" and Inspire Women in Engineering award. Paula is passionate advocate for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and leads on several industry networks for levelling the playing field to ensure everyone from all backgrounds feel able to enter and have a fulfilling career in STEM.