The 2018 Top 50 Women in Engineering: Returners and Transferrers

The 2018 Top 50 Women in Engineering: Returners and Transferrers

Nominations were available to women working in engineering or allied sector/discipline, having either returned after a break of at least 18 months or transferred to engineering from another sector.​ The winners were noted in a supplement with the Sunday Telegraph on 24 June 2018.

  • Katie Atkinson, Materials Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Kate Black, University Lecturer, University of Liverpool
  • Cheryl Blenkinsop, Lead Engineer – Development, SP Energy Networks
  • Emma Booth, Senior Project Manager, Black & Veatch
  • Karen Britton, Technical Director, AECOM
  • Emma Browning, Environment Manager, Scottish Power Renewables
  • Antje Budge, Design Coordinator, Balfour Beatty
  • Samantha Burchell, Operations Manager, UK Power Networks
  • Isobel Byrne Hill, Senior Engineer, Arup
  • Kate Cairns, Founder, Cairns Consultancy
  • Savina Carluccio, Associate, Arup
  • Dr Fiona Charnley, Senior Lecturer in Circular Innovation, Cranfield University
  • Dr Sarah Chen, Civil Engineer, EDF Energy
  • Dr Lorna Dallas, Graduate Safety Engineer, Babcock International Group
  • Rachael De’Ath, Senior Engineer, Arup
  • Kellie Dillon, Innovation Workstream Lead, UK Power Networks
  • Agata Downey, Engineer, Elliott Wood
  • Karen Friendship, Managing Director, Alderman Tooling Ltd
  • Penny Gowler, Associate Director, Elliott Wood Partnership Ltd
  • Nicola Grahamslaw, Ship’s Conservation Engineer, SS Great Britain Trust
  • Hilary Hill, Director of Engineering Operations, KBR UK Ltd
  • Isobel Houghton, Senior Engineer, Atkins
  • Sharon Jones, Eagle Lab Engineer, Barclays Eagle Labs
  • Katie Kelleher, Crane Operator, Laing O’Rourke
  • Louisa King, Project Engineer , Waterco Consultants
  • Keely King, Area Manager—Gas Mains Replacement, Triio
  • Georgina Lockwood, Senior Engineer, Arup
  • Leah Lucien, Graduate Mechanical Engineer, ChapmanBDSP
  • Eur Ing Dr Phebe Mann, Chartered Engineer, Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Stacey Marple, Project Development Manager, Monitor Coatings Ltd
  • Lisa Matthews, Associate, Arup/CEO, HellyHolly
  • Louise Maynard-Atem, Innovation Exchange Lead, BAE Systems
  • Danielle McGrellis, Senior Engineer, Arup
  • Angela McIntosh, Design Project Engineer, SP Energy Networks
  • Carol Morris, Senior Lecturer-Engineering & Innovation, Open University
  • Lisa Montague, Business Intelligence Engineer, BAE Systems
  • Fi Neoh, Senior Consultant, Amey
  • Hayley Oakes, Offshore Project Engineer, ODE
  • Maria Ribera Vincent, Teaching Fellow, Imperial College London
  • Nicole Saunders, Aviation Consultant, Osprey Consulting Services Ltd
  • Professor Emma Sparks, Head of the Centre for Systems Engineering, Cranfield University
  • Sarah Tattersall, Associate, Arup
  • Dr Emma Taylor, Lead Systems Safety Engineer, RSSB
  • Julie Verrill, Junior Technician, Cundall
  • Ruth Voisey, Senior Machine Learning Engineer, Dyson Technology Ltd
  • Catherine Wenger, Director, Arup
  • Tammy Whelan, Apprentice Civil Engineer, Arup
  • Dr Connie Wilson, Senior Systems Engineer, BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships
  • Kate Young, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Skanska
  • Ellie Zemani, Project Engineer, Spirit Energy ​

Speakers at the WE50 Event

Kirsten Bodley, Chief Executive, Women’s Engineering Society
After graduating with a Chemistry degree from King’s College, London, Kirsten started her career as an Industrial Development Chemist with Courtaulds (Coatings). She then gained an MBA (Innovation) from Imperial College, London and joining KPMG Consulting as a Management Consultant specialising in R&D in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. In 2005 she joined STEMNET as a Director becoming CEO in 2010 for 6 years. Kirsten became Chief Executive of WES (Women’s Engineering Society) in 2016. She is also a Trustee at Founders4Schools.

Dr Hayaatun Sillem, Chief Executive, Royal Academy of Engineering
Dr Sillem has extensive leadership experience in UK and international engineering, innovation and diversity & inclusion activities. She has a Masters in Biochemistry (MBiochem) from the University of Oxford and a PhD in signal transduction from Cancer Research UK/University College London. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Allan E Cook CBE, Chairman, High Value Manufacturing Catapult
Allan is Industry co-chair of the Defence Growth Partnership (DGP) and from March 2018 he is chair of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.  He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering where he is Vice President and serves as a trustee for the Academy. He also chairs the Academy’s employer-focused Diversity Leadership Group. Allan became a Fellow of the China 48 Group Club in December 2015 and a member of the Chairman’s Forum with the World Economic Forum. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2008, and received an honorary Doctorate in Science from Cranfield University in 2016.

The Judging Panel

  • John McCollum BAE Systems
  • Jennifer Dimambro Arup
  • Alison Baptiste Environment Agency
  • Ian Cartwright National Grid
  • Katy Toms WSP