Over the past 15 years at the Major Projects Association Manon has been involved in every aspect of delivering the vision of the Association: from the production of thought leadership publications to the development of the Major Project Knowledge Hub. She has a keen understanding of the barriers to major project success. Her knowledge of the systemic issues underlying the root causes of major project delivery and initiation is founded on more than a decade of involvement with members, PhD researchers and communication with members throughout the supply chain.
This knowledge led her to establish the Major Projects Association’s Gender Balance initiative which frames the issue of diversity as a challenge for the whole sector to improve performance. In this capacity Manon Chairs the Infrastructure Client Group Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group. She is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Women in Construction Summit, serves on the Steering Committee of UCL research study into women in major projects leadership and is a mentor to similar work being undertaken at the University of Sussex. This work in Gender Balance and EDI led Manon to establish her own Gender Balance consultancy – Strength to Strength.
Manon is a competitive drug-free powerlifter. In the 16 years that she has been competing she has won 13 World Championships, 9 European Championships and held 7 World Records and a host of British titles and records. She was delighted and honoured to be awarded Oxfordshire Sportswoman of the Year.
Manon is a keen writer. She also knits!
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