Ysabel Brown, Arcadis

Consulting at its best is about solving complex problems to bring value to society. I was delighted to begin my consulting journey at the Digital Railway Programme (DRP), helping to solve the UK railway’s capacity crunch and improve journeys. I started as a junior member of a small team, tasked with transforming how DRP interact with and get knowledge from their supply chain, which has resulted in financial and reputational benefits. Two years on and I am proud to be embedding the importance of Change Management in rail by leading the training of stakeholders on best practice tools and templates and assisting routes with their implementation.  

I am also passionate about developing the consulting talent of the future through leading our partnership with Career Ready.  

I feel extremely grateful to have been provided a supportive environment in which to develop my skills and to contribute to benefits for my organisation, clients and society including: 

  • Increased capacity and performance of the UK’s railways through creation of an innovative supplier engagement mechanism 
  • Creating a sustainable culture shift and people-focus in the rail sector through best-practice Change Management  
  • Increased social mobility and contribution to Arcadis EDI initiatives 

I am excited to see what my future consulting career will hold, the skills I can develop, the challenges I will overcome and the clients, colleagues and communities I can impact. 

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