My present role at Arup covers global affairs and PR, which means I work closely with the senior management team and the Board on communications issues, as well as supporting a wide range of people across the group.

My peripatetic career background covers a multitude of sectors and roles. Most recently, I was a speechwriter to several Secretaries of State in the UK government, but I have previously worked in publishing, public affairs, journalism and even as a civil engineer (a long time ago).

Aside from my degree in civil engineering, I have a graduate diploma in law and a management degree from Boston University.