Sally Sudworth is the lead judge for the eminent Karen Burt award and also led the WES Centenary Conference in 2019.
Sally is a civil engineer currently working in flood risk management at the Environment Agency, accountable for the delivery of the asset management programme. She is also sustainability lead, driving carbon reduction targets for all construction, maintenance and operational activities.
Sally has over 30 years’ experience of working in design and construction in both the private industry and public sector, managing £ multi-million programmes of work for flood risk, river and canal restoration and highway engineering.
As director for the Low Zero Carbon Hub in Wales she was responsible for raising awareness of the carbon agenda across industry in Wales and was instrumental in formulating a plan with the Welsh Government, practitioners and academia for delivering low carbon solutions in the built environment.
Sally helps to sustain the industry talent pipeline, as a director at Engineers for Overseas Development (EFOD), which delivers life changing sustainable community projects in sub-Sahara Africa. This engineering charity provides challenging opportunities for our young construction professionals to gain valuable experience to help them with their training to become professionally qualified.
As the first female fellow in ICE Wales Sally was subsequently invited to be ICE Wales Cymru Chairman in 2010/2011.
Sally is a chartered engineer, a chartered environmentalist, a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), a fellow of the Women's Engineering Society (WES) and a member of the Chartered Institute for Water and Environmental Management. She sits of the Professional Conduct Panel for the ICE, is a Council member for WES and is a mentor for the 30% club.