Christine (Chris) Power and heads up the Operations Support function for Kier Places. Kier Places is a business unit within Kier Construction and encompasses facilities management and housing maintenance operations.
Together with her team Chris looks after a number of back-office functions such as learning and development, fleet, management reporting, social value/corporate social responsibility and strategic projects. Her portfolio is certainly diverse and allows her to use all the skills she has picked up during her career and guarantees that no two days are the same!
Chris has spent over 35 years in the construction sector in one guise or other. Firstly working for the MoD, then 15 years with Carillion and the last 10 years at Kier.
As well as the ‘day job’ Chris also runs a successful health & safety consultancy with her husband. She lives in beautiful North Yorkshire on the edge of the Dales and can’t imagine living anywhere else. City life is certainly not for her.
In Chris’s spare time she has started exercising, something she has always hated and something that is really challenging for a woman in her mid 50’s after 30 years avoiding it! As an antidote to exercise Chris loves reading a good murder mystery.
Chris is really excited to become a mentor for Mentoring Circle and hopes that by sharing her professional and personal experiences with women starting out in our industry she can help them to navigate through some of the challenges she faced, as well as providing a sympathetic ear and sounding board for those times when another point of view is needed.