head of sustainability for Europe,
Rossella is an experienced engineering professional and passionate driver for sustainability in the construction industry, having held senior leadership positions in the industry across engineering and sustainability. An award-winning chartered structural engineer, Rossella has more than 15 years’ experience in the construction sector in an international environment, having led major projects’ design and delivery across the UK, Europe, Asia and USA.In her role as Head of Sustainability for Europe at Laing O’Rourke, Rossella has responsibilities covering operations, projects and key strategic initiatives across the UK and Middle East for environmental and social sustainability agendas, and for delivery of the company’s net zero and social value targets. She has spearheaded transformative change, including the company’s mandate to only use low carbon concrete on Laing O’Rourke’s new UK projects from April 2023 – the first and only contractor to have made this move.Outside of her day job, Rossella is active in professional institutions (ICE and IStructE) and sits on the Advisory Board of the Construction Leadership Council’s Co2nstructZero initiative – a change programme focused on delivering net zero through the construction industry. She acts as a mentor to women starting their construction career, inspiring the next generation of construction professionals.