Lydia Walpole
Lydia Walpole
Digital Operations & Performance Director
Costain

A Chartered civil engineer by background, Lydia’s career has included both the site engineering and project management of multi-disciplinary teams on complex infrastructure. Three years ago she took an opportunity to lead the digital transformation of Costain’s technology business and is now digital operations and performance director overseeing the Operational Technology, IT and Advisory business units. Lydia combines her construction knowledge with a digital and technology perspective and is passionate about encouraging others to recognise the value in digitally optimising their contracts to become safer, greener, faster, more efficient and ultimately, future-proofing the industry.

Lydia is a member of the ICE Data & Digital Community Advisory Board, won the prestigious 2105 European WICE awards for best young woman in construction, and is a freeman of the City of London with the Worshipful Company of Constructors. In 2019 she completed an MBA with the University of Surrey.