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Louise Hardy

Louise Hardy

Non-Executive Director

Louise was appointed as a non-executive director in September 2019, as workforce engagement director in April 2021, and as chair of the Remuneration Committee in September 2023. Louise has a wealth of relevant experience in the delivery of complex infrastructure projects and experience as a non-executive director of other publicly listed companies.

As an executive director, Louise was the European Project Excellence Director at AECOM, responsible for project management across a portfolio of 10,000 projects, and between 2006 and 2013, was a director at Laing O’Rourke, the largest privately-owned construction company in the UK. At Laing O’Rourke she worked within the CLM as the Delivery Partner to the Olympic Delivery Authority for the London 2012 Olympics. Prior to this Louise worked at Bechtel Ltd as a Project Director and Manager and worked for London Underground Ltd on the Jubilee Line Extension Project.

Louise is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Management Institute, and the Women’s Engineering Society. Louise won the European Women in Construction and Engineering, Lifetime Achievement in Construction award, 2019.

Louise is a Non-Executive Director at Travis Perkins plc, Balfour Beatty plc, and Crest Nicholson Holdings plc and was previously a Non-Executive Director at Genuit Group plc and Renew Holdings plc.