Bouygues UK’s new head of social value will be responsible for operations in Wales and the South West
Bouygues UK has appointed Katie Hathaway as head of social value for Wales and the South West.
Hathaway has joined the company following her role as head of business engagement and communication at AccXel, the UK’s first construction skills accelerator centre founded to tackle the skills shortages in the construction industry.
Hathaway will lead Bouygues UK’s social value team with a focus on raising its profile across the region and increasing engagement with the supply chain, education providers and third sector organisations.
Commenting on the announcement, Hathaway said: “I’m thrilled to have been appointed to take on the role of head of social value for Wales and the South West. It is great to be joining a successful, dynamic and talented team on its mission to create impactful and transformative spaces where people can live, learn and thrive.
“Since entering the industry some six or seven years ago, I’ve been following various principal contractors closely and had ambitions to work for a company that not only embodied innovation, quality and sustainability, but also had people at the heart of everything they do. Bouygues UK does just that.”
She added: “As a huge advocate for women in construction, it was a welcome change to see that Bouygues UK is led by a woman. Representation in the board room is key for an inclusive culture and, knowing there are no glass ceilings at this company, was paramount in my decision making to join Bouygues UK.”