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Kay Hughes

Kay Hughes

ODA Head of Design
Country: United Kingdom
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Kay has 15 years experience delivering complex, multifaceted and award winning projects as a client representative, and 25 years within the construction industry.  She has significant experience initiating and delivering major projects, and programmes within multi-stakeholder environments and is currently Head of Design at the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA). The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is the public body responsible for developing and building the new venues and infrastructure for the Games and their use after 2012. She has been at the ODA since 2006, leading on the design briefing and delivery of the Olympic Park and the buildings in it. She is passionate about the value and benefits of design and its contribution to the quality of life for current and future generations. She was formerly Senior Client representative for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Estate Department, leading on the delivery of and number of international Embassy projects in Warsaw, Bangkok, Madrid, Istanbul and Skopje. Prior to that, she worked at Sport England on both small and large scale project review and funding; including involvement with the Manchester Commonwealth Games.

She had an international outlook having lived in the Netherlands and Barcelona where she worked as an architect on the 1992 Games. She trained as an architect at Kingston University and spent her early career working for Sir Denys Lasdun.

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