Milla began her railway career in 2005, initially working with Union Railways on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (now known as High Speed 1) and then with Network Rail, the railway infrastructure owner and operator for Great Britain. Over the years, Milla has focused on programme controls, planning, scheduling, and integration in the railway industry. More recently, Milla has honed in on modernising processes and systems to improve project delivery. In her current role in Wales & Western Region, Milla is leading initiatives in project data analytics across the capital delivery portfolio.
Milla is a keen volunteer, having supported the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways as a permanent way worker, the Royal Academy of Engineering with project CARE, as well as the Association for Project Management in a variety of roles. Her work with Network Rail and the Royal Academy of Engineering was recognised with the honour of a British Empire Medal.
Within APM, Milla has been a passionate and active volunteer, joining the Planning, Monitoring & Control SIG in 2014 and becoming the group’s chair in 2016. That same year, Milla was elected as a charity trustee of APM, where she has served on the board committees for Professional Standards & Knowledge, Remunerations, Advocacy & Nominations, and Audit & Assurance. Most recently, in 2022, Milla was elected as the chair of the APM board.
Milla’s passion is for innovation and lifelong learning; she will either be found working, volunteering, or learning something new.