Kirsty joined LCA as a Director in July 2023. She is passionate about the role good communication and engagement can play in delivering responsible, sustainable built environments that enhance communities and act as a force of good.
Kirsty was previously Public Relations Director at Savills, working across the FTSE listed property advisor’s London, wider UK and global business. She has first-hand experience of commercial property sectors, capital markets, ESG and sustainability. As well as leading on strategic mar-comms and media relations, Kirsty advises on corporate affairs and reputation management.
With more than a decade working in the property sector, Kirsty believes urban initiatives the world over are challenging the status of the world’s best city, which is why it’s an exciting time to be talking about the future of cities, and a crucial moment. In Kirsty’s view global gateway cities can’t afford to rest on their laurels as a lack of housing, education, in some cases security, and cost-of-living squeeze the ‘liveability’ factor. Meanwhile, she points to the disrupters that are changing the way we use our cities, whether through how we shop, or where and how we work.
But with change comes opportunity and Kirsty has been fortunate enough to work with some of the front runners setting the example on how we design and build to be better for our cities, and for the environment. Kirsty says in her own experience in London alone, the way you move around the city has changed considerably in the 15 year’s living here. “Today I can pick up an e-bike from almost anywhere, I can cycle to work and shower on arrival. I can jump on the Elizabeth Line and shoot across London in a matter of minutes - so quick you almost miss your stop. And I can buy almost anything at King’s Cross before a train journey north - a far cry from the single One-Stop the station had to offer when I first moved here. Property and infrastructure development has changed all of this. Let’s be part of the conversation”.
Away from work Kirsty is usually found running, whether up hills, after her children, for a train or to the pub!