Young Professionals Present... What's the big idea?

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14th Apr 2021
12:00 - 13:00
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This event is being produced by the Major Projects Association Young Professional's Network.

During this hour-long webinar, we will hear from four speakers (detailed below) from a range of backgrounds, who will each answer the question:"What's your big idea for transforming the industry?"

Tony Akbari, Project Management Coordinator, HS2 

Tony Akbari started as an Apprentice at HS2 and since 2019 has been working as a Project Management Coordinator. Tony previously worked in accountancy (also through an apprenticeship scheme) and chose to transitition into a new career in the Major Projects industry. Tony has real passion and motivation to help mentor current and future apprentices due to his positive experiences, and believes apprenticeships are a great way to develop and build the necessary skills to succeed in life.

Tony's presentation title is "Insight into the importance of an apprenticeship". 

Nathan Baker, Chief Executive, Institute of Operational Medicine

Nathan Baker is the Chief Executive of the Insititute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) and Honorary Professor at DeMontfort University. Having a portfolio career across public, private and not-for-profit sectors, he has a broad understanding of transforming organisations into value-driven and sustainable places to work. As a research charity, IOM seeks to protect and improve health through the workplace; across the whole asset lifecycle.

Nathan's presentation title is "Turbo-charging the Net Zero juggernaut: Focusing on the impact to public health by poor design". 

Emma Bewley, Strategy & Consulting Analyst, Accenture

Emma Bewley worked in Strategy and Consulting as part of Accenture's Capital Projects Practice. She has worked with major UK clients in Resources and Infrastructure. Emma completed a Civil Engineering master's degree at Imperial College London in June 2019. She was an Institute of Civil Engineers Quest Scholar throughout her degree and sponsored by Taylor Woodrow/VINCI Construction. Emma was part of the Major Projects Association's 2021 Rising Stars Cohort.

Emma's presentation title is "Gender equality in major projects". 

Nicky Wright, Associate - Supply Chain Management, Gardiner & Theobald LLP

Nicky Wright is an Associate with Gardiner & Theobald in their Supply Market Management team who has worked on major projects across the Oil & Gas sector, the Aviation sector and most recently within the Rail sector. This has included a range of commercial and procurement roles where she has developed a keen interest in the wider social value that can be provided through these large scale infrastructure projects. Nicky's recent economics studies at UCL have developed into an active interest in understanding markets and working with her clients to help them understand their position within the supply chain and deliver social value but also mitigate risks around supplier appetite, capacity and supplier financial instability. 

Nicky's presentation title is "The third and often forgotten pillar of sustainability looks at our impact on society. It is hard to measure and harder to quantify, so what can we do?"

Programme

14th Apr 2021
12:00 - Introduction
12:05 - Gender equality in major projects
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Emma Bewley
Strategy & Consulting Analyst
Accenture
12:15 - Insight into the importance of an Apprenticeship
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Tony Akbari
Project Management Coordinator
HS2
12:25 - Turbo-charging the Net Zero juggernaut: Focusing on the impact to public health by poor design
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Nathan Baker
Chief Executive
Institute of Occupational Medicine
12:35 - The third and often forgotten pillar of sustainability looks at our impact on society. It is hard to measure and harder to quantify, so what can we do?
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Nicky Wright
Associate - Supply Market Management
Gardiner & Theobald
12:45 - Discussion
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Nathan Baker
Chief Executive
Institute of Occupational Medicine
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Nicky Wright
Associate - Supply Market Management
Gardiner & Theobald
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Emma Bewley
Strategy & Consulting Analyst
Accenture
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Tony Akbari
Project Management Coordinator
HS2
13:00 - Close
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