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ACE News

23 JUN 2021


ACE chief executive named as one of the top 50 women in engineering in 2021

ACE chief executive Hannah Vickers has been announced as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering.

Now in its sixth year, the awards, organised by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) celebrate women who have made a significant contribution to helping their organisation, community or the wider world, over the last 12 months.

Hannah Vickers said:“It is a huge honour to have been named one of the 50 Engineering Heroes this International Women in Engineering Day.

“The truth is this has been an exceptionally challenging year for many businesses and individuals working in construction sector. So whilst I’m very proud of the role I have played in supporting the industry through these challenges, great credit must go to my colleagues on the Construction Leadership Council, the active participation of the ACE board and members, and the dedicated support from the ACE team.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to applaud my truly inspirational fellow Engineering Heroes and thank the Women’s Engineering Society for supporting the awards which play a vital role celebrating the role of women in our industry.”

WES’ chief executive, Elizabeth Donnelly observed, “We are delighted to celebrate the trailblazing women whose work and advocacy are changing the shape of engineering in the UK.”

The full list of winners was shared in today’s Guardian. Alongside Hannah, the following women from ACE member-firms were also celebrated.

  • Dr Claire Bennett, senior engineer, Arup
  • Dr Grace Campbell, senior geologist, Arup
  • Jo Hartnell, assistant tunnelling engineer, Atkins
  • Milly Hennayake, civil water engineer, Arup
  • Jean Hewitt, senior inclusive design consultant, Buro Happold
  • Jyoti Sehdev, Group EDI lead, Costain
  • Dr Maria Sunyer Pinya, senior climate change consultant, Arup
  • Julie Wood,  major complex projects director, Arup

ACE would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to all of the winners. Find out more at the Women in Engineering Society or INWED websites.