About KLH Sustainability

Changing mind sets and ways of working to enable successful implementation of sustainability

KLH Sustainability
Other Consultant
United Kingdom


[edit] Our People

[edit] Kirsten Henson


Kirsten holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and a second Masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development from Cambridge University.

Kirsten has contributed to a number of master planning projects, providing technical advice on setting sustainability strategy, implementation and delivery. Her most notable contribution to date is on the London 2012 Olympic Park where her technical knowledge and ability to engage and inspire significantly influenced the planning, design and construction of the infrastructure and venues. She is also a technical advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme focussing on sport and sustainability.

Kirsten is a member of the Quality Review Panel for the Queen Elizabeth Park and is a familiar face at sustainability and eco-innovation conferences. Kirsten is a guest lecturer at a number of Universities including University of Cambridge and Newcastle University.

2013, Top 20 Women in Sustainable Architecture, Architects Journal

2012, Sustainability Practitioner of the Year, EDIE Sustainability Leaders Awards

2012, Top 20 Rising Sustainability Star, Building Magazine

2012, Young Consultant of the Year Finalist, ACE/ICE

[edit] Chloé Souque


Chloé Souque studied international business in Denmark and United States as an undergraduate. She completed a Master in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development in France and Italy.

Over the past four years, Chloé worked as a sustainability advisor to the Olympic Park Media Centre construction ensuring the practical implementation of sustainability objectives and best practices. She has also supported a number of Olympic sponsors in developing and delivering sustainable showcases.

She has considerable experience in liaising closely with various contractors on site to make sure sustainability is adequately addressed throughout a project from design to procurement and construction. Chloé has also organized regular training sessions with site workers, construction and design managers to raise awareness on specific sustainability topics e.g. waste, ecological footprint, sustainable materials, responsible sourcing.

Whilst at University she volunteered on the Cool Cities campaign launched by the Sierra Club, a U.S. environmental NGO and also for a design studio in Italy, specialising in green architecture.

[edit] Samantha Connolly


Samantha Connolly holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Technology from the Imperial College London in addition to an Undergraduate Degree in Environmental Science from Kings College London. A Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), Samantha is also a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

In between her undergraduate and master degrees, Samantha worked for Balfour Beatty Rail Projects and returned following completion of her masters. She worked for CIRIA for 2 years and joined CH2M HILL in 2008. This was the time when she also became seconded into the London 2012 Olympic Delivery Partner, where she worked until the end of 2011.

In 2013 Samantha travelled to Brazil to work for 12 months, helping to formulate the Sustainability Key Performance Indicators for Rio 2013 Olympic and Paralympics Games. KLH Sustainability are delighted to welcome Samantha to the team.

[edit] Sophie Frith


Sophie Frith has completed three years of an Undergraduate Masters Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering at Newcastle University. The department of Civil Engineering has awarded Sophie the Cassie Prize for Design, the Exhibition and Engineering Award and the Civil Engineering Contractors Association Prize for her continued achievements. She completed the third year of her degree in the United States where she was selected for the Dean’s List within the College of Engineering.

Sophie joined KLH Sustainability in 2012 for a work placement where she assisted Kirsten and Chloe in the delivery of sustainable showcases on the Olympic Park. She aided the collation, analysis and reporting of data to enable the assessment of performance against sustainability targets. Supported by the KLH team, Sophie continues to extend her knowledge and experience of sustainability and its implementation within design, procurement and construction. KLH are happy to welcome her back for her second summer placement!

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