Louise LedgardDirector of Business Development, Critical Infrastructure at BMT Global
With a PhD in Materials Engineering and Design, a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Physics and a Master’s in Business Administration, Louise has over 25-years industry experience working within the maritime sector. On completion of her PhD, Louise worked as a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield, managing a MAFF funded project to assess the feasibility of using radar to measure wave impact in the coastal zone as part of a larger study to assess coastal erosion on the North East Coast of England. At the end of the project Louise moved to Fugro in 1997, an offshore survey and geo-data specialist company. Originally Louise joined Fugro as part of their metocean technical team to collect field based offshore data and manage the analysis of metocean data to support offshore geophysical survey and engineering studies. This included working on a range of long-term projects that required metocean data to support offshore and near-shore marine engineering projects, including; pipeline studies, exploration drilling programs on offshore platforms and the conceptual design of ports and LNG terminals. Louise worked with Fugro for 15-years, transitioning from a project manager to working in their commercial team in business development. Louise has worked on numerous projects world-wide to support a number of high profile projects for Shell, BP, Total and Equinor, with extensive travel to Europe, Middle East, Russia, Australia, India, Africa and Asia Pacific, where she was seconded to the company’s Singapore office.
Louise moved to BMT in 2011 and is Director of Global Business Development for Critical Infrastructure. Her responsibilities include generating business for the coastal infrastructure markets and representing BMT across multiple industry sectors. BMT is a leading international design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy, operating globally across 47 offices. Louise also sits as a Non Executive Director on the Energy Industries Council, bringing her international experience of the energy sector to the board.