Kara Stuart

CEO, Collen Construction

Collen is an 8th generation general contracting firm, head-quartered in Dublin with active operations across Ireland, the UK, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. It employs over 350 direct staff and operates in all sectors of the construction industry. Kara joined Collen in 2006 and progressed from Assistant Company Secretary to Company Secretary for Collen in 2012. With responsibility for Corporate Governance and Legal Compliance, she played an active role in driving the strategic direction of the business. Kara was appointed to the new role of CEO in June 2023, and together with an Executive Team, is responsible for the day to day running of the organisation. She chairs the DEI Committee within Collen, promoting of equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, as well as the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, leading the business in creating a positive impact on the communities in which it operates.

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