Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusion within Property & Construction with Amanda McKay

Robert Murray

Associate Director

Jul 25, 2022

From serving in the Territorial Army and The Police to being a passionate advocate for LGBT rights, Amanda McKay embodies what it means to be a public servant.

In celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month, our Divisional Manager Robert Murray sat down with Amanda to discuss her journey as a trans woman, and to learn more about the wonderful work being done by Building Equality, the group striving for excellence in inclusion in the world of Property & Construction.

Amanda is a strategic thinker and leader, with over 35 years of experience within the property, engineering & construction sectors. She is incredibly passionate about equality, diversity, and inclusion within the workplace, not only working tirelessly to educate her current employer Balfour Beatty on inclusivity, but she is also part of various Trans and LGBTQ+ organisations, acting as a mentor to others within the community. She was featured in the Financial Times’ OUTstanding Top 100 LGBT + Executives, amongst countless other accolades earned throughout her career.



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Associate Director

Robert Murray

Like most Drama School Graduates, Rob was working in a restaurant when he was approached by Oyster to come in and interview for a job. And thank goodness he decided to swap his dreams of the stage for Recruitment because just 7.5 years later, Rob has skyrocketed from Recruitment Consultant to Associate Director. Can’t do that dancing in a production of Cats. One of Oyster’s most elusive men, you will never find Rob at his desk. Instead, he’ll be everywhere at once, doing the work of five people, with the energy levels of ten.