Leona has almost 20 years' experience in the construction industry.
During her career in construction, Leona has undertaken roles progressed from Estimating Assistant, Assistant Estimator, Estimator, Procurement Officer and Procurement Manager and is currently Estimating and Procurement Lead.
In 2005, Leona undertook an educational journey beginning with a National Award in Construction, a Foundation Degree and ultimately a BSC(Hons) in Construction Project Management with the University of Huddersfield. She achieved a first class degree and was also awarded the Construction Cup for her efforts and attainment - the first female recipient of this prestigious accolade.
Leona has worked for a number of tier one contractors and was involved in the estimating and procurement of the Trinity, Leeds development, The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield and St James Hospital P21 refurbishment whilst with Laing O’Rourke.
Leona also has experience of, and a passion for heritage works, having been heavily involved in several projects of an archaeologically important nature, including Pontefract Castle and Wakefield Crown Court refurbishment.
Whilst working in her previous procurement role at Beaumont Morgan, Leona worked closely with WCS on the Green Quarter 7 project and soon realised that the WCM concept was an exciting and innovative way forward for construction and therefore made the decision to join the team.
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