Shirley Adams is Chief Human Resources Officer at AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm delivering professional services across the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. In this role, Ms. Adams is responsible for all Human Resources services globally. Her areas of responsibility include talent acquisition, management and executive development, employee relations and training, performance management, diversity, organization planning and effectiveness, and the company’s performance-appraisal processes. She is also a member of the Executive Leadership Team driving the people transformation program for the global enterprise. Previously, Ms. Adams served as AECOM’s Senior Vice Present of Human Resources for its Europe, Middle East and Africa geography. Prior to joining AECOM in 2016, she held several roles during her tenure at Accenture, including Head of Global Geographic HR Operations, HR Managing Director of Accenture’s Global Management Consulting business and Global HR Business Partner. Ms. Adams holds a Joint Honours Degree in French & German from Durham University and received a Post Graduate Diploma in Business French & German. While at Accenture, she was a participant and faculty member in the company’s leadership development programs. She has lived and worked internationally and is currently based in London.