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Anna Koukoullis

Policy Board member

Summary

Anna trained as an opera singer at the Royal Welsh College of Music and drama in 2012, graduating with a first class honours degree in Music. After sustaining a vocal injury, she transitioned to a career in Construction. Anna is Head of Social Value at Willmott Dixon Interiors, and Chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team.  Since 2016 she has developed, delivered and led Willmott Dixon Interiors social value strategy. Inspired by her own journey into Construction, Anna passionately champions social mobility and actively supports more young people to consider careers in construction. She quadrupled the company’s performance to enhance the life chances of young people, and was awarded Willmott Dixon’s Sustainability Champion Award for transforming the businesses approach to Social Value. In 2019, she completed the Sir Ian Dixon Research Scholarship which is funded and supported by Sir Ian Dixon Legacy, the CIOB and The Worshipful Company of Constructors. Her research investigates ways the construction industry can engage the nearly 1 million unemployed youths in the UK into training and employment opportunities in construction. In 2018, Anna was awarded the “Most inspiring Role Model under 40’s” at the Inspire Award for her work championing diversity and supporting disadvantaged young people into careers into construction.