Meet our new Director, Margaret Kalaugher!

by | Sep 1, 2022

You may have seen our latest news in the quarterly update but in case you missed it… we are delighted to welcome Margaret Kalaugher to our team!

Margaret Kalaugher

Margaret, also known as Mags, has joined us with a whole host of experiences, all with the common aim to create cohesion within complex environments. She has joined us from  Nichols Group where she worked with the Houses of Parliament Restoration & Renewal Programme, Towns Fund and Sellafield.  She has also worked at the Greater London Authority and Transport for London. We’re really excited to have Mags on board, her passion for people and outside thinking approach will be a great addition to the way we support teams engaged in major projects.

We thought we’d let you get to know her a little more – so, we asked her a few super important questions:

 

What excited you about the role?

I am naturally drawn to standing in the middle of big complex problems and projects – working with people to help them connect with others and collectively navigate through difficult situations that often hinder project performance. Finding an organisation which does exactly that; adding value to project delivery through a holistic approach to building and sustaining successful project teams, was the perfect match!

I am excited to be able to share ideas and understanding with like-minded colleagues. In my first hour, we were turning collaborative strengths into superhero powers, but we’ll leave that story for another day!

What is your biggest achievement with a team/person/project?

In a previous role, I worked in the background to connect people from different disciplines across a programme. I helped the organisation shape a healthy environment that provided space and support to the humans (their colleagues!) who run the programme, enabling them to succeed. Project environments and culture are often forgotten about, but it is really encouraging to work with organisations that recognise the need to focus on their people, and to receive feedback that it helped the programme and those working on it immensely! That, I am proud of!

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

This is a tough one! I think I have three options with very different but strategic benefits.

  1. A Polar Bear, because they are fluffy and fuzzy on the outside but hard as steel on the inside – a trait you need when working in really complex environments!
  2. An Ant, because they work well together in a colony – the ideal major project environment for myself and ResoLex!
  3. Finally, the most strategic animal for me would be a Seagull – they get to fly around visiting beaches and enjoying the sea, but also get away with stealing everyone’s chips!

That’s a little insight into Mags – we’re really pleased to have her as part of the team. She’ll be helping you work better together as a team and adding value to your project. Feel free to reach out to her or connect on LinkedIn.

You can meet the rest of the team and our Associates here.