Georgia Hughes, Arcadis

Young Consultant of the Year

Georgia believes that a sustainable future is a future that represents everyone, and she advocates for this within industry through her many roles. She believes that sustainability isn’t just about the net-zero agenda, but about how we create and empower future generations to understand the transformational.

Georgia is proud that what she does is leading the conversations to create a more inclusive culture for her sector, better supporting the next generation and that she epitomises diversity and inclusion values through her roles in the industry.

She thrives on taking a human-centred approach to her work, both on client commission, in her role as Association of Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) Emerging Professionals Chair a Board position on the ACE. To her, people are the greatest asset we have, she feels great pride in helping to develop their career pathways and passions. Her career has been varied; different projects, career changes, but sustainable people-focused transformation has remained at the heart of who she is.

The relationships she builds with clients, stakeholders and leading industry peers means she brings true value and sustainable solutions to the table. Georgia builds trust with her clients and her teams, becoming the force to drive this change, being able to say with pride that the projects she has led deliver the sustainability agenda.

I am proud of the impact I have made but the journey has just begun. It is a life-long goal of mine to create a sustainable world for future generations.