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105 Celebrating a 50 Year Career in Surveying with Kathryn Ladley

Season #7 Episode #105

Kathryn Ladley has over 50 years of experience in the construction industry, by profession as a quantity surveyor and project manager. She is also an Associate Director at NPS Leeds, one of the founder members of QSi, and the first female President of SCQS. She is married with two children and two grandchildren.

In this episode, we discuss her career path, how she dealt with gender disparity, and the challenges that arose as a woman surveyor and working mum – as well as the lessons she learnt during her 50-year career and the support she received along the way.

What we cover:

  • Why she believes women make good surveyors
  • The concept of work-life integration (rather than work-life balance)
  • Her involvement in the setup of an Intelligent Client Unit within Leeds City Council
  • Connecting with RICS members
  • How surveying changed over the years
  • The future of construction and technology
  • The values that drive us forward – why do we do what we do and what motivates us

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