Sarah Haslam MBE, BEng, MSc, CEng, FIMechE

Graduating from Bristol University with a Mechanical Engineering Degree, Sarah has nearly 30 years of experience within the automotive industry and has held many different roles in Quality, Product Development and Manufacturing.

Sarah is currently Ford Vehicle Programs Leader, for Ford Otosan, based in Istanbul, Turkey on special assignment for 2 years.

In addition to her engineering role, Sarah is also a Champion for the Women of Ford group in Europe, leading the Employer of Choice workstream. Key initiatives include Mentoring, STEM Outreach, Job Share Awareness and Networking events.

She has been a Trustee for the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) with key role of Deputy Chair of the International Strategy Board. Additionally, she was Secretary of her local Automotive Division committee and has led various STEM related projects for young people.

Sarah was awarded an MBE in October 2020 for her services to Engineering and to the promotion of STEM careers for women.

She is passionate about encouraging students and particularly females, to consider a career in engineering and through her employer, IMechE and WES has been able to support many events and initiatives over the last 25 years.