Managing Director, Constructing Equality
I believe that inclusive environments led to happier staff, productive environments and successful businesses. This belief is the central theme to all of my work, through both high-level consultancy with organisations who see the strategic benefit of fairness, inclusion and respect, and programs such as the duck project that help individual harness their own potential. 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, 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. 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.