Head of Infrastructure Performance,
Infrastructure and Projects Authority
Huda is a chartered civil engineer with over 16 years of experience in the UK construction and infrastructure market. Having started her career working for one of the UK’s largest contractors delivering major projects throughout London and the South East, she subsequently joined EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) to work on some of the largest infrastructure programmes including the London 2012 Olympics (7 years of reporting to the ODA’s Chief Risk Officer managing the co-sources internal audit and assurance team), Dublin Airport T2 project (setting up the capital projects internal audit function), National Grid (redesigning the governance process for the £30bn capital delivery programme within Electricity Transmission), Thames Tideway Tunnel (advised both management and government on risk and cost analysis), and Network Rail (conducted internal reviews of Infrastructure Projects). Having left as a director in the Capital and Infrastructure Advisory team, Huda now works for the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, which reports jointly to the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, as the Head of Infrastructure Performance, responsible for delivering the Transforming Infrastructure Performance continuous improvement programme covering the UK’s £600bn infrastructure pipeline over the next 10 years.
Huda cares passionately about lots of things, the main four are - in no particular order: transforming and improving the diversity and sustainability of the construction industry, STEM in education and encouraging more girls into it (she’s a construction ambassador), her family especially her only son, and baking most things that can be baked.