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1 Women in engineering: the challenge 23 June 2014 Graham Dalton Chief Executive

2 Infrastructure matters…

3 Infrastructure matters The overall value of the pipeline is now £375 billion of investment Over £100 billion is investment in transport (road, rail, air) The largest investment in roads since the 1970s By , the government will treble spending on strategic road enhancements from today’s levels and will invest over £28 billion in enhancements and maintenance of the road network.

4 Transport is exciting, challenging and growing

5 Highways Agency’s leadership role We don’t get it right: Recruiting same people from same places Status matters; old working practices; steady pace of change Even our progressive working arrangements are… not very progressive

6 Highways Agency’s leadership role Yet we achieve huge success from: Innovation Collaboration Being responsive

7 Resolve to do just one thing that is really different…

8 Make a difference, share ideas, collaborate… …we are all in the same transport team

9 Change the culture, structure, tools,… …to make our world appeal to others …to make our world appeal to all the people we already have

10 One thought Whatever your company, the Board is there to: Make money Stay in business Capable people are fundamental to achieving both.


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