KPMG has named infrastructure project management expert, Sue Kershaw, a Director at the firm. Kershaw joins from CH2M HILL and will take on the role of Head of Infrastructure Programme and Project Management at KPMG's UK office.
Prior to joining KPMG’s UK team, Kershaw was the Director of Rail Europe at CH2M HILL. The role saw her build CH2M’s rail portfolio and manage a team of 400 rail professionals across the UK and mainland Europe. Kershaw previously worked as the Director of Programme Management at Grosvenor Britain and Ireland between 2013 and 2014. Before that, she worked in a number of roles for the Olympic Delivery Authority; first as the Head of Programme Management: Transport starting in 2006, then promoted to Deputy Director of Transport in 2010. In 2004, Kershaw joined Transport for London as a Programme Manager.
Kershaw holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Surrey. In 2014 she was elected to the Board of the Association for Project Management and appointed to the London Green Fund Investment Board. She is noted for her advocacy of equality, diversity and inclusion principles in her professional and voluntary work.
KPMG recently announced that Kershaw has been appointed as a Director at the firm, and will take on the role of Head of Infrastructure Programme and Project Management. She bring in more than 30 years of professional experience to the role; which provides her with a wide range of opportunities to leverage her wide ranging expertise to support the firm’s clients, embarking on major utilities, power and social infrastructure projects, programmes and portfolios.
Richard Threlfall, Head of Infrastructure Building & Construction at KPMG in the UK, says that he is “really delighted” about Kershaw’s addition to the team. Adding that: “Her exemplary track record of delivering large scale, high profile infrastructure projects internationally and her status in the project management community will ensure our clients are receiving the very best in strategic advice throughout the lifecycle of their projects.”
Kershaw comments that: “Too often planners embarking on major infrastructure projects will find themselves frustrated with the standardised programme management guidance provided in the engineering consultancy space. It’s great to be part of a team with a reputation for providing bespoke, high quality strategic guidance founded on the calibre and influence of experienced individuals.”