Kershaw, who is a board member of the Association for Project Management, brings over 30 years’ experience as a civil engineer and programme manager to the role. She is tasked with affirming KPMG as a world leader in infrastructure consultation, providing guidance and tailored solutions to clients embarking on major projects, programmes and portfolios. Having built her reputation as a transport expert, this new position will give her the opportunity to utilise her sector knowledge in other areas the practice specialises in, including utilities, power and social infrastructure.
Kershaw joins from CH2M HILL where she held the position of Director of Rail for Europe. Elsewhere in her career, Kershaw was Director of Programme Management for Grosvenor Britain and Ireland, as well as Deputy Director of Transport for the Olympic Delivery Authority, where she supported the development of transport infrastructure for the 2012 Games two years early and £100m under budget.
Outside her work with KPMG, Kershaw is a fellow of The Institution of Civil Engineers, and a member of the London Enterprise Panel, where she takes an active role in delivering the Greater London Authority’s London Infrastructure Plan, which aims to improve the delivery of the capital’s infrastructure with efficient, integrated and innovative infrastructure solutions. She is also an advocate for the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda in her professional, and voluntary work, and actively supports initiatives to raise awareness of these issues.
Commenting on her appointment, Kershaw said: “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.”
Richard Threlfall, Head of Infrastructure Building & Construction, KPMG in the UK, said: “I am really delighted that Sue has joined our team. 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.”
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