Katy Harris takes on the role as Chair

After being involved in Constructing Excellence Manchester for nearly 15 years, Katy Harris, Pre-Construction Director at Seddon has taken over the role as Chair. Katy took over from Katie Saunders who decided to step down from her role as Chair at the end of 2023. Katie remains a key part of the steering group and will take on the role as Vice Chair so she can continue to give Katy her support.
Katy has a wealth of experience in the Construction Industry and her speciality lies in procurement best practice and bid. She is also a Girls Out Loud ambassador, Girls Out Loud is a social enterprise that pairs a big sister (a professional woman), with a little sister (a girl of secondary school age) and, through mentoring the little sister is given advice and career help to help them on their journey into adulthood. The programme aims to build confidence, emotional resilience, and self-esteem. Katy represents women that still make up a small minority in the construction industry and encourages girls to consider construction for their future careers through the hundreds of careers available in the industry.