Women in City award for MD Skanska FM business

Skanska FM, Katrina Dowding, Katy
Woman of achievement — Katrina Dowding (right) of Skanska’s facilities-services operation receives her Women in the City award from the lady Mayor for the City of London Fiona Woolf.

The Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award for 2013 has gone to Katrina Dowding (Katy), managing director of Skanska’s facilities-services operation. She manages a business with 600 employees and turnover of £70 million. Katy is only the second woman to hold a managing-director role in Skanska UK and the first for the facilities business.

She comments, ‘I am a strong supporter of women in business, particularly in the facilities and construction sectors. I hope this award encourages fellow women in my industry to be brave, develop your skills and grab those opportunities when they come along.’

The facilities-management category is sponsored by Gather & Gather and MITIE, as well as being endorsed by the Facilities Management Association.

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