Sally Sudworth, Chair, WES Climate Emergency Group
Sally is a chartered engineer and chartered environmentalist and is a Fellow of WES and former trustee and Hon Sec. She founded and chairs the climate emergency group at the Women’s Engineering Societyand also chairs a number of other industry based climate emergency groups including the Institute of Asset Management and the UK Net Zero Infrastructure Industry Coalition. She was awarded the Isabel Hardwich medal and IAM President’s special award in recognition of this work. Sally spoke at COP26 in Glasgow on sustainability and the climate emergency. Prior to working at Mott MacDonald (as global head of sustainability and climate change) Sally led the net zero carbon strategy for infrastructure at the UK Environment Agency and was flood exec for the Northwest, and before that was director for the low zero carbon hub in Wales. Sally volunteered for 10 years as a director for Engineers for Overseas Development, an engineering charity that provides development opportunities for graduates to become professionally qualified. Their community led projects are based in sub-Sahara Africa and help to alleviate poverty and improve the quality of people’s lives.