The Telegraph/ WES ‘Top 50 Women Engineer 2018’
Award-winning advocate, advisor, speaker, professor and politician, Kate has been a freelance consultant since 2012 on leaving her role as Environmental Advisor on the £4.2b Heathrow Terminal 5 project to move to her native northeast of England.
Passionate about preserving the planet, fulfilling potential and seeking synergies, Kate followed a career in civil engineering and sustainable development. Always vigilant of future trends & forthcoming challenges back in the year 2000, Kate authored the briefing sheet for ICE members on climate change and the Kyoto Protocol. Two decades later this is now an issue of national emergency.
Kate continues to be a thought leader with numerous papers and articles published, interviews on podcasts, TV, radio and trade press, and regularly speaking at industry events, forums and conferences. She has instigated and developed not one, but two international ‘world first’ industry standards in sustainability (CEEQUAL) and safety (CLOCS – construction logistics and community safety)
Kate is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist, and Fellow of the ICE. She is an Associate Member of the Professional Speaking Association, Chair of the ICE Fairness Inclusion and Respect Expert Panel, and a thought leader on sustainability, safety and inclusivity.
Awards & Judging
- ICE Invisible Superhero ‘Enviro’ for 200yr anniversary exhibition 2019
- WES/The Telegraph ‘Top 50 Women Engineer 2018’
- Northern Power Woman ‘Person with a Purpose’ Award 2015
- Newcastle University ‘Excellent Contractor Performance’ for ‘contribution to ethical, social and environmental responsibility’ 2017
- British Construction Industry Awards Judge 2018, 2019
- Women in Construction & Engineering Awards Judge 2018, 2019
- Future Fleet Forum Awards Judge 2019
Increasing international focus on climate change coupled with the significant carbon emissions from the transport sector and the addition of ever-growing urban populations means a paradigm shift in the uptake of active travel is not only material but essential in moving towards more sustainable development.