Kate Kenny smiles into the camera

Kate Kenny

Director of Growth for Cities,

Place Leadership Team

Kate is a Director on the buildings and infrastructure European leadership team at Jacobs, and is responsible for client relationship development in cities across Europe. 

Global solutions provider Jacobs is tackling some of the toughest challenges in cities, embracing innovation to redefine a connected, sustainable, and more inclusive future for communities. Whether its improving mobility and connectivity to bring people, their skills and businesses closer together, or safeguarding the environment, it is aiming to devise, design and deliver solutions for cities and communities of the future. A focus of this strategy, which Kate is key to implementing, is on corporate social responsibility and community engagement, ensuring that Jacobs positively contributes to the sustainable development of cities.

Kate has a background in mathematical modelling and economic appraisal, and is a qualified project manager.

Kate has worked on the business cases of major infrastructure programmes including High Speed 2, Crossrail, the expansion of Heathrow and Stansted airports, and the Silvertown Tunnel.