Louise Hardy is a programme manager whose most notable role was as Infrastructure Director for the Delivery Partner to the ODA for the design and construction of the London 2012 Olympic Park. In her Olympics role over six years Louise managed the delivery of 2million cubic metres of earthwork remediation, 50 bridges, 12km of highways, tunnelling to accommodate power lines below the park, installation of over 300km of utilities plus the park landscaping, all worth a combined total of £2billion.
On completing her A levels Louise secured a three year National Engineering Council scholarship and then she graduated with a first class honours degree in Engineering Science from the University of Warwick. A passionate civil engineer Louise has specialised for most of her career in the delivery of complex infrastructure projects (Olympics; High Speed 1; Transylvanian motorway project; Jubilee Line Extension) with an excellent performance record in delivering commercially successful and high quality results.
Louise undertakes voluntary work in the industry through panel and committee activity for the Institution of Civil Engineers and as a Stemnet ambassador. She speaks regularly at schools, universities and institutions giving presentations on engineering and programme management to inspire and encourage the next generation of engineers. Louise is also a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers that undertakes charitable works and supports the development of engineering.
Louise now undertakes a portfolio of non executive director positions, providing strategic input and advice to businesses and clients on managing projects effectively. Specifically she is part of the newly formed Ebbsfleet Development Corporation that is creating a new garden city at Ebbsfleet, recently provided with £310m of government funding. And, has been appointed to the Defence Infrastructure Organisation board that drives for efficiency in the delivery and management of Ministry of Defence infrastructure assets. In addition, Louise works part time for Skanska UK providing strategy and direction to the civil engineering group in the role of Technical Director.
Louise combines her professional activities with her other major role, as mother to her four year old twin daughters, Claire and Hannah. Her twins arrived in time to accompany Louise to the Olympic Park during the Games!