Amey’s Chief Executive, Amanda Fisher, and Mace’s Group Board Director of Corporate Strategy, Mandy Willis, are joining forces to drive a new initiative to tackle gender inequality in construction after they were appointed co-chairs of the Rebuild Project.
The REBuild Project, launched earlier this year, has a stated aim of achieving better representation, recognition and remuneration for women in construction.
Ms Fisher, who has been Chief Executive at Amey since 2019, and Ms Willis, Group Board Director of Corporate Strategy at Mace since 2018, will lead the Rebuild Project, which was launched in March on International Women’s Day.
The project’s aims are that by 2025 the number women joining the industry at all levels will increase 50% and those holding board-level positions at top 10 contractors will rise by a third. It is also calling for 50% more women in executive teams by 2030 and to have reduced the gender pay gap to zero by 2035.
It is also asking the government to act by embedding gender equality through the procurement of projects as a part of the social value agenda that is being promoted in the Construction Playbook.
Ms Fisher said: “I’ve been committed to championing diversity and equality across large, complex organisations throughout my career, and I look forward to supporting a successful campaign that delivers meaningful and long-lasting change for women working in construction.”
Ms Willis said: “I’m excited to be leading this ambitious campaign and working to improve outcomes for women working across all levels of the industry.”
Pic-The REbuild Project