Senior Legal Counsel and Company Secretary with Bechtel
Nichola Skinner is Senior Legal Counsel and Company Secretary with Bechtel. Based in London, she provides legal, risk and governance support to Bechtel’s Infrastructure business in the UK and worldwide in the civil, aviation and rail markets.
She is a key driver of Bechtel’s progressive approach to diversity and inclusivity, being a member of the Legal, Risk Management, Ethics & Compliance and Internal Audit Diversity Committee since 2012 and appointed Chairperson in 2015. Bechtel has supported a flexible work schedule which has facilitated her career progression.
Before joining Bechtel in 2011, she was in private practice with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in both their London and New York offices advising clients on a wide range of complex UK and international construction and engineering projects, PPP projects and public procurements. During 2010, she was seconded to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games to advise upon various procurement and construction matters relating to the delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
She holds a Master of Arts, Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford.