Elizabeth is Head of HR and Research & Innovation at Stride Treglown, one of the UK’s top 10 architectural practices. Elizabeth started the HR team 15 years ago and has built the culture of the practice as an employer with 83% of the team are engaged or highly engaged (compared to the national average of 38%) and the first firm in the UK to hold all 8 areas of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter.
Elizabeth lead the culture stream of the Digital Built Britain program providing a focus on the culture of collaboration. She founded the group Behaviours4Collaboration focused on the development of a culture of collaboration in construction. The group have developed a tool called the Collaborative Behavioural Map which describes behaviourally how to collaborate and this is being developed as British Standard to sit alongside ISO44001. Elizabeth was one of the first cohort to become qualified to lead firms in their implementation of the new collaborative business relationship management standard ISO44001.
A certified strengths-based and career coach and university lecturer for the University of Bath MBA she also enjoys charitable work and has supported various charities either as a consultant through the Cranfield Trust or as a Director for both One25 and Oasis Talk. She is a Board Advisor for the Creative Engagement Group.
She has written over 28 articles in areas such as collaboration and the human side of technology for publications such as the RICS Journal, RIBA Journal, AJ, BD, BIM Today, Constructing Excellence, PBC Today and Digital Construction News.
She speaks at a variety of national conferences recently including Digital Construction Week, UK Construction Week and the BIM Show Live speaking about collaboration, culture change and Digitisation in Construction. Elizabeth also lectures within the Univeristy of Bath School of Management on their MBA program, Salford University BIM Masters and the University of the West of England's Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture.
As a result of this work Elizabeth has been nominated for the Women In Construction and Engineering Awards Digital Innovator category.
During 2017 Elizabeth has been consulting with various organisations including Todd Architects, the University of Bath School of Management, Willmott Dixon and the Future Cities Catapult as part of the Digital Built Britain program.