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Sally Austin profile



Group HR Director
Costain Group PLC

As Group HR Director, Sally is a member of the Executive Board for smart infrastructure provider, Costain PLC.

Prior to joining Costain in 2005, Sally has held roles with BAE Systems, Coopervision and Eaton Corporation. Sally’s current role holds responsibility for defining and delivering the people strategy across Costain.

Sally is a psychology graduate, Fellow of the CIPD and is an Alumni member of INSEAD Business School.  Externally Sally is a Non-Executive Director/Foundation Governor of Warwick Independent Schools Foundation.



Costain Group PLC help to influence, shape and deliver solutions through leading concept, design and programme management consultancy for their clients’ complex and niche engineering problems.


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