Emer Murnaghan OBE, Vice-President of Institution of Civil Engineers, Head of Sustainable Development, Graham.
Emer Murnaghan is the Head of Responsible and Sustainable Business at GRAHAM Group. She joined GRAHAM Construction in 2011 and spent 7 years developing and implementing their Business Improvement Programme. She has recently been tasked with evolving and communicating a sustainable business strategy for the £750 M business which operates across the UK & Ireland. She works closely with the GRAHAM Group Board to ensure the vison and strategic approach aligns with the aspirations of the shareholders and reflects the collaborative approach of the business, which aims to deliver lasting impact for the diverse portfolio of customers, their stakeholders and the communities in which they work.
Emer is a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Chartered Environmentalist, a Chartered Member of the Institute of Water and a Fellow of Engineers’ Ireland. She has had a long history of supporting and influencing industry through her previous role with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). She was Assistant Regional Director of ICE Northern Ireland 2008- 2010. She was elected to the ICE Council and Executive Board in London between 2012-2018. In June 2015 she was awarded the OBE for services to civil engineering and further education in Northern Ireland. In November 2018 she was appointed Trustee and one of the Vice Presidents of the Institution of Civil Engineers with responsibility for the UK Regions.
She is keen to see the industry become more diverse and inclusive not only because it is the right thing to do but because there is a strong business imperative to accelerate this transformation.
She continues to be passionate about an industry and profession that exists to serve the fundamental needs of society.