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Costain to join our October Science Cities ll forum

Sue Kershaw, Managing Director of Costain's transportation division will be join our 'Science Cities ll' forum in October. She serves on Costain Group's Executive Board and is responsible for the highways, rail and aviation sectors.

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 Barlett 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.

The importance of good connectivity in and around cities has been a focus of the current UK government and at our 'Science Cities' forum last November. The panel members discussed the planning of the East West Railway joining Oxford and Cambridge via Bedford and Milton Keynes, as well as the opportunities that the new HS2 Curzon Street station will bring to Birmingham.

Our October forum will include contributions from the Managing Director of Birmingham Health Partners, Dr John Williams, the Chief Executive of the new STEM-focused university at Milton Keynes (MK:U) Lynette Ryals, and Thomas White Oxford director William Donger who is leading the £500 million Oxford North development for St John's College Oxford.

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