The Equilibrium Network is led by a Steering Group of successful women, all working at the highest levels within a wide variety of organisations that influence and create the built environment.

Importantly, this group is multi-disciplinary, it includes architects, engineers, landscape architects, contractors, surveyors, policy makers and urbanists as well as those working in client organisations, academia and institutes.

Aleksandra Sasha Krstanovic – Founder and Director, mstep
Alice Moncaster – Senior Lecturer, Open University, and Visiting Academic Fellow, University of Cambridge
Caroline Cole  – Founder of the Equilibrium Network and Founding Director, Colander Associates
Daniela Melandri – Senior research and innovation expert, H2020 Sugi Eranet EU coordinator, Innovate UK
Jane Duncan – OBE, Principal, Jane Duncan Architects, Past President of the Royal Institute of British Architects
Jo Wright  – Practice Leader, Arup Associates

Julia Skeete – Senior Associate Principal, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Karen Rogers – Project Manager, Ekkist
Kirsten Lees – Partner, Grimshaw
Magali Thomson – Project Lead for Place Making, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Mary Bowman – Partner, Gustafson Porter + Bowman
Sunita Gordon – Fractional Director, Commercial Advisor, Non Executive Director
Tanya de Hoog – Principal, Thornton Tomasetti
Adele Austin – Associate, The Equilibrium Network

Past Members

Pam Alexander – OBE, Chair of Planning, London Legacy Development Corporation and Chair of Commonplace Digital Ltd


As well as the Steering Group, The Equilibrium Network draws on the knowledge of a number of cross industry advisors, both men and women, chosen because of their experience and expertise in enabling gender diversity at senior level.

On occasion, Advisors are invited to attend and contribute to the network’s events, and their contributions are fully acknowledged in any research, analysis or other activities as appropriate.