Kay Hughes is Director of Khaa a consultancy that focuses on design-led project delivery and has worked across a range of public and private sectors. From 2006 – 2012 Kay led the design of the Olympic Park for London 2012 in East London commissioning and delivering high quality designs for complex multifaceted projects leading a wide range of professional teams from inception to completion. Previous roles include a senior client representative at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) working internationally and as part of the Major Projects team at Sport England. Kay Chairs the Otterpool Park Garden Town Design Review Panel, Co-chairs the HS2 Euston Design review panel, is a member of the ICE awards shortlisting panel and a CABE Building Expert.

Kay has taken up a role at HS2 as Design Director in 2019 and has therfore suspended her engagement with the group.