Polly is a practical, resilient and adaptable professional with broad technical knowledge. With 18 years’ experience in the UK construction sector as a Project Manager, Project Engineer and Design Manager as well as working in Quality and Package Management roles. She has capability across a wide range of disciplines such various Aviation, Healthcare, Refurbishment, Alterations and complex New Build projects.
At Gatwick Airport, Polly worked within the airport construction department overseeing contractors and GAL development projects within the airport portfolio. She managed high profile stakeholders and ensured the delivery of projects, whilst maintaining live operations during the project programme. These stakeholders included: UK Border Force, Special Branch (Police), Airlines, multi-disciplined Engineering departments and operational teams.
A similar role was undertaken on the New Royal Sussex County Hospital installing a new Helipad onto an existing tower block whilst ensuring continued hospital day to day operations. Key stakeholder engagement was required to facilitate a satisfactory works programme for all parties involved and to ensure all hospital services (in particular those of the neo-natal and maternity suites) were uninterrupted throughout.
Creating great working relationships with clients, stakeholders and contractors to ensure their continued satisfaction throughout the project lifecycle.
My construction background has provided me with a wealth of technical knowledge and experience with which to drive Quality, Innovation and Good Health and Safety Practices throughout my projects.
Back in the UK I am a horse owner and competed regularly in the Eventing world and for my local riding club. I am keen to continue with horse riding here in New Zealand, but I also have a love of the water and would like to get back into a kayak and sail boat in the not too distant future.