I am delighted to be guest speaker at the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards. This year marks 100 years of women working in transport, taking on roles traditionally held by men during the First World War. Women have continued to play a significant role in transport since then including the construction of Waterloo Bridge, opened in December 1945 where 65% of the workers were female right up to the modern day where several transport and engineering institutions have seen women presidents including ICE, iStructE and CIHT. These awards rightly recognise the important contribution both men and women have made in delivering highways related schemes all across the UK. I look forward to meeting this years successful nominees and congratulating the winners on the day/night.
Director of asset management at Transport for London (TfL), Dana Skelley is a chartered civil engineer with an MBA and 25 years contribution to the highways and transportation sector.
Dana’s responsibilities at TfL cover investment planning and delivery of maintenance, management and improvement of highway, bus and traffic infrastructure. This includes major structures such as flyovers, tunnels and heritage Thames crossings, and the biggest urban ‘invest to save’ CMS and LED urban lighting programme.
Dana is a keen sponsor, mentor and career enabler of apprentices and graduates in civil engineering and infrastructure management.
She chairs the UK Lighting Board, and is a member of the UKRLG and HMEP board. Heading up the Transforming London Highway Management programme, a key component of which is the ground breaking pan London Highways Alliance contracts, Dana has initiated unprecedented collaboration in highways delivery across London.
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