Connecting to customers and communities - The road to inclusion

Welcome from the SDF chair
2021-03-03, 09:30–09:40, Conference Presentation Stage

Welcome from the SDF chair


Lizi Stewart has recently joined Atkins as Managing Director of its transportation division in the UK, where she leads 3,000 professionals in the rail, highways and local transport markets. Her background is in management consultancy delivering transformational change with the world’s leading clients in the transportation, retail, financial services and property industries from Executive level down. Lizi has worked with clients across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia. She is focussed on building collaborative working models on major programmes, combining traditional engineering expertise with new technologies and agile, creative thinking to drive effective outcomes. Lizi holds a law degree from the University of Bristol and has a Masters in Construction Project Management, where she wrote her dissertation on the business case for greater gender diversity in the construction industry. She is a Fellow of both the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation. Lizi sits as a Non Exec on the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ Finance Committee.