SCQS appointed a new President on 3 March 2020 – Kathryn Ladley BSc, FRICS, MAPM.
Our new President graduated from Leeds Polytechnic (now Leeds Beckett University) in 1974 with a BSc in Quantity Surveying, she become Chartered in 1975 at the age of 24 and became a Fellow of the RICS in (2003). She is also a fully qualified Project Manager (MAPM). Kathryn is currently employed by NPS Leeds as Commercial Director.
With 50 years experience working in construction, both as a Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager, Kathryn is still passionate about her job and the industry. She is a member of the JCT Council and winner of the European Women in Construction and Engineering Lifetime Achievement in Construction Award in 2017.
Kathryn was the first girl to undertake a full time construction degree at Leeds Polytechnic and is now the first female President of the SCQS. She has been married to a Quantity Surveyor for 48 years, is the mother of two children and has two grandchildren.