Raquel is the Operations Manager – Rail NSW and ACT at CPB Contractors and provides operational leadership and oversite, governance and strategic direction to the business and major projects such as Parramatta Light Rail, Systems Connect – Linewide, Blue Mountains Route Clearance and Dubbo Regional Rail Facility.

Raquel’s engineering career has spanned more than 25 years across the construction industries of the UK and Australia. This includes a decade of owning and managing her own consultancy and construction company and the delivery of complex infrastructure projects.

Raquel is a passionate advocate for gender diversity in the construction industry, Chairs the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), Women in Rail Committee and was the winner of the NAWIC 2014 Crystal Vision Award for Advancing the Interests of Women in the Construction Industry.