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Registrants recognised among Top 50 Women in Engineering

Published: 23/06/2020

Today Women in Engineering (WES) published its list of the Top 50 Women in Engineering 2020. The Engineering Council is pleased to see that 21 of these ground-breaking engineers are registrants, including Engineering Council Trustee Jo Parker MBE CEng FIWater MICE. The Engineering Council would like to congratulate them all on their achievement.

By becoming professionally registered, all Chartered Engineers (CEng), Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and Engineering Technicians (EngTech) have demonstrated their competence and commitment against an internationally recognised standard. This includes a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession, and the environment.

The WES list this year had a special focus on sustainability and was released on International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), which this year has the theme ‘Shape the World’.

Sally Sudworth, WES Honorary Secretary and the Environment Agency’s National Programme Manager for the Net Zero Carbon Programme, said, “The panel of judges was thrilled by with the outstanding achievements demonstrated by all of the winners and were thrilled by the difference being made by the candidates”.

This year the WES INWED celebration is being held online with expert speakers.

Congratulations to all those included on the Top 50 Women in Engineering list, including the following registrants:

  • Yasmin Ali CEng MIChemE, Energy Innovation Project Manager, UK Government, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Laura Bishop CEng MIMechE, Director, Infinitas Design Ltd
  • Laura Brown CEng MIET, Energy Research Programme Manager, Newcastle University
  • Adele Carey CEng MIMechE, Senior Sustainability Engineer, Arup
  • Rhiannon Evans EngTech MICE, Technician, Aecom
  • Dr Barnali Ghosh CEng MICE, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
  • Professor Deborah Greaves OBE CEng. MRINA, Head of School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, University of Plymouth
  • Caireen Hargreaves CEng MIChemE, Associate Director Product Sustainability, AstraZeneca
  • Kelly Harrison CEng MIStrutE, Associate, Heyne Tillett Steel
  • Martha Hart CEng MIMechE, Senior Consultant, Ove Arup & Partners Ltd
  • Michelle Johnson CEng MICE, Technical Director, Wood Environment and Infrastructure UK Ltd
  • Eftychia Koursari IEng MICE, Civil Engineer, Amey
  • Professor Claire Lucas CEng MIMechE, Associate Professor (Reader), University of Warwick; Incoming Professor of Engineering Teaching and Learning, King's College, London
  • Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer CEng FIChemE, Champion UK Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC), Heriot-Watt University
  • Dr Kerry Mashford CEng FIMechE, Non-Executive Director, Portfolio
  • Jo Parker MBE CEng FIWater MICE, Director, Watershed Associates
  • Philippa Ross CEng MCIWEM C.WEM, Associate Director, Atkins
  • Anusha Shah CEng MICE, Director - Resilient Cities, Arcadis
  • Judith Sykes CEng MICE, Senior Director, Expedition Engineering
  • Professor Valeska Ting CEng MIChemE, Professor of Smart Nanomaterials, University of Bristol
  • Kusum Trikha CEng MIMechE, Senior Engineer, WSP

The full Top 50 Women in Engineering 2020 brochure is available to download from the INWED website.

For press enquiries: 

Kate Webster, Engineering Council – 3206 0567

The Engineering Council holds the national Register of Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Information and Communication Technology Technicians (ICTTech). It also sets and maintains the internationally recognised standards of competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles. By this means it is able to ensure that employers, government and wider society, both at home and overseas, can have confidence in the skills and commitment of registrants. For more information visit: