Managing Director – Chrissi McCarthy BSc (Hons) M.C.I.O.B. PGDip IoD.

Before founding Constructing Equality Ltd., Chrissi spent more than 10 years in the Construction Industry, firstly as a Setting-out Engineer and then as a Site Manager.

Over recent years Chrissi has steered the business through its current metamorphosis, winning and delivering significant high level contracts to help CITB bring about the industry supported built environment accreditation framework for fairness, inclusion and respect (Be Fair), launching Constructing Equality Ltd.’s eLearning programmes and also gaining further industry and government recognition through representation on strategic boards including the image group for 2025 Construction and the Industry Leadership Group for Fairness, Inclusion and Respect.

She has brought the business through a recession whilst consistently increasing both turnover and headcount with a steady eye on the future to continue developing and growing a business committed to delivering what the sector needs to become an industry of choice.

A Construction Management Graduate and Member of the Chartered Institute of Building, she played an integral role in the delivery of numerous projects, including Peckham Library, Manchester Interchange, a range of BSF Schemes, and a school in Uganda for charity.  Together, these projects helped Chrissi to develop a deep understanding of the day-to-day practical challenges faced by teams on site and at Head Offices around the country.

Passionate about the social and economic impact of the construction industry, Chrissi went on to complete a PGDip in Equality and Diversity, and is now in the final year of her PhD.  Considered one of the field’s leading exponents, she is a regular contributor for prominent construction publications with numerous credits in Building, Construction Manager and Construction News on a regular basis, has contributed to Government Papers and has even spoken at the House of Lords.

Likewise Chrissi is a sought after lecturer for universities and conferences counting the presentation of her own paper on Organisational Justice and Mainstreaming Equality at ARCOM 2013 as a personal career highlight.

Previously she has also fronted a ConstructionSkills positive image social media campaign and become an Ambassador and Board Member for the Chartered Institute of Building.

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