Kate Myers is an expert in capacity building, skills employment and education, and social impact. She has over 20 years’ experience in UK government and major rail projects, including stakeholder relations, communications, delivery, policy and strategy.
Prior to joining Crossrail International in November 2021, Kate was Head of Skills, Employment & Education (SEE) at 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, she was responsible for delivering the objectives of the SEE Strategy, ensuring the supply chain met skills and employment requirements, tackling critical skills shortages and leading the HS2 Education programme.
Kate extensive knowledge, skills and expertise in the rail infrastructure sector includes seven years at Crossrail where she led the Young Crossrail STEM programme, established and chaired an industry-wide Transport and Infrastructure Education Partnership, developed a suite of training programmes to drive forward Crossrail’s equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) agenda, and devised and launched the Crossrail Apprentice Awards.
She had previously served as Crossrail’s Marketing and Communications Manager (Skills), working closely with the Chairman (Sir Terry Morgan CBE), as well as with the Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TfL) as joint sponsors. Kate produced the Crossrail Skills and Employment Strategy and chaired the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA) Communications Steering Group.
Prior to joining HS2, Kate was seconded to the 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 (TISS). She has also worked for Transport for London (TfL) and held a number of positions in the civil service.
Kate holds a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. She later went on to gain an MA in Social and Cultural History from the University of Essex before completing a Crossrail-sponsored Executive MBA at London Business School, focused on Leadership and Management, Influencing and Negotiation, and Behavioural Economics.