Crossrail International (CI) is delighted to welcome Kate Myers as our Director and Expert Adviser for Capacity Building. Kate will be responsible for leading CI’s engagement with government departments and transport agencies around the world, helping to develop effective capacity building strategies that deliver better, long term social outcomes and provide positive lasting legacies.
Kate joins CI from High Speed 2 Ltd., the company responsible for the delivery of HS2, the UK’s new high-speed railway linking London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland, currently Europe’s largest infrastructure project. During her five-and-a-half years on the project as Head of Skills, Employment and Education (SEE), Kate has been responsible for delivering the objectives of the SEE Strategy, ensuring the UK and international supply chains meet HS2’s skills and employment requirements, and leading the HS2 Education programme.
Kate has over 20 years’ experience in UK government and major rail projects, including stakeholder relations, communications, delivery, policy and strategy. She spent seven years at Crossrail where she led the Young Crossrail STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programme, as well as developing a suite of training programmes to drive forward Crossrail’s gender equality, diversity and inclusion (GEDI) agenda.
Before joining HS2, Kate was seconded to the Department for Transport (DfT) as a Senior Policy Advisor where she was a key member of the pan-industry team created to deliver the DfT’s Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy. She has also worked for Transport for London (TfL) and held a number of positions in the civil service.
“We are delighted that Kate has chosen to join our team,” said Paul Dyson, CI’s Chief Executive Officer. “Kate’s depth of specialist skills and expertise will play a key role in helping government departments and transport agencies around the world build their essential capacity and capability needs within their organisations and their respective supply chains. This is a globally acknowledged key delivery risk that, if prepared for, will also provide opportunities to unlock wider benefits for society and industry.”
“I am really excited to start my new role at Crossrail International,” said Kate. “I look forward to working with the team to help deliver wider social and economic benefits for our global clients and to sharing UK best practice overseas.”
Kate holds a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, an MA in Social and Cultural History from the University of Essex, and a Crossrail-sponsored Executive MBA from London Business School focused on Leadership and Management, Influencing and Negotiation, and Behavioural Economics.