Qualified both in the UK and Hong Kong, Liz is a projects and construction lawyer with over 30 years' experience in the property and construction industry. She has worked on major infrastructure projects internationally, including transport projects such as Hong Kong Airport, the M1/M15 Motorway in Eastern Europe and the London Underground privatisation.
Liz combines commercial business focused legal experience in the real estate and infrastructure sectors with a solid understanding of corporate governance and risk.
She is currently a partner at a global law firm and brings international experience in managing change and creating and leading a diverse and enthusiastic team. Prior to this Liz was a founding partner of a specialist Projects & Construction business which grew from two members in 1992, to over 150 staff in 2008 with offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Dar Es Salaam.
Liz has a reputation as being among the leading individuals in the field of PFI/PPP and is recognised by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as a leading construction lawyer. She has advised on a number of private and public partnership projects in the UK, including advising contractors, service providers, consortia, and public bodies on a wide range of facilities management and public sector outsourcing contracts. These have included healthcare, education, defence, custodial, and social housing projects.
Liz is also an experienced non-executive director and chair with board experience in the private and public sectors. She was a non-executive director and vice chair of a housing association for seven years, which honed her understanding of the legal and regulatory compliance requirements.
Liz has a deep interest in the development of social infrastructure, entrepreneurship and innovation with an appetite for new challenges. Liz is also an ambassador for the charity, Skillforce, a national education charity, leading the way in how character and resilience is taught and delivered in schools. She is married with four daughters and is passionate about improving gender diversity.