Judge Profile

IJ Samuel


IJ Samuel is a Director at Turner & Townsend, and a trusted advisor to clients on multi-billion-pound programmes and portfolios. 


Driven by innovation and transformational change, IJ has a strong reputation as a strategic leader for developing and implementing Project Controls strategies, Change Control processes, and Programme Governance frameworks for clients like Heathrow Airport, High Speed Two (HS2), Kuwait Oil Company, and a lot of other clients across Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities and Nuclear Sectors. 


IJ has a track record in building People foundations and enablers, to empower others. Some of her achievements include being a founder for several people-oriented initiatives like ‘Speak-Up’, a public speaking and leadership development platform; Female Mentoring Circles to empower female professionals, and co-leading the Race & Ethnicity Network at Turner & Townsend.


IJ is a culture enabler and an ‘Inclusion disruptor’ who constantly challenges unconscious bias, and champions tough uncomfortable conversations to make Diversity and Inclusion an everyday reality. 


She is a keen advocate for diversifying the talent pipeline at the highest level of decision making. She does not believe in paying lip service to the Diversity & Inclusion journey. IJ stands for change, rolls up her sleeves to walk the talk, and she is the visible change she wants to see