Kathy Calverley BA (Hons), MICT, MBE
Kathy Calverley is managing director of The Concrete Society, an independent membership organisation and leading provider of information – with an emphasis on quality and professional standards – to all users of concrete, including architects, engineers, contractorsand suppliers.
The Concrete Society provides an advisory service, offering prompt and impartial technical advice to members by phone, electronically, or by site visit from any discipline within the construction industry. The Society also offers training opportunities and hosts a comprehensive range of CPD, technical and social events throughout the UK and online.
In 2001, Kathy became the first female Society president, having previously chaired the South-West Region of The Society. Kathy holds an honours degree in English and Classical Studies from University of Wales (Cardiff), a Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management and the Diploma of Advanced Concrete Technology and is a Corporate Member of the Institute of Concrete Technology.
Kathy has worked in the cement and concrete industry for over 40 years – 32 years of which were with Blue Circle Industries (now Lafarge UK) in technical and sales roles and senior management, including project management and contract negotiation, before becoming managing director of The Concrete Society in 2011.
In July 2018 Kathy was awarded a MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the construction industry.