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The third talk of the Inspiring Engineers programme will see Former Deputy Mayor for Transport Isabel Dedring speak on 'how to shape the world through politics'.
Inspiring Engineers is a new programme of events organised by the ICE London and South East England Diversity Taskforce. The programme invites industry leaders to speak on how they have achieved success in their fields, with the aim of inspiring a new generation of diverse civil engineers to follow in their footsteps.
Each month, a speaker will give an informal topic on how they made it in their career. Given in an informal setting, the events will encourage attendees to ask the questions they have always wanted to ask and share their own experiences of the industry.
Come along, network and be inspired by other civil engineers from across the industry!
A light breakfast will be available.
Please note: the £30 fee is non-refundable.
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Isabel Dedring is the Global Transport Leader at Arup where she is responsible for driving the development of the firm's business across the transport sector. Isabel joined Arup in March 2016 from London's City Hall, where she was Deputy Mayor for Transport and Deputy Chair of Transport for London. In this capacity she was responsible for setting policy and ensuring delivery across the Mayor's transport portfolio.
Key projects she initiated and delivered included the Tube Reliability Programme which led to a 40% reduction in Tube delays; the £300m Growth Fund to fund transport infrastructure to unlock new house building; the Mayor's new £1b cycling infrastructure programme; and London's first-ever roads strategy and the associated £4b implementation programme.
Prior to her transport role, Isabel was the Mayor's Environment Advisor, responsible for delivering large-scale building retrofit programmes, parks and trees programmes and the £100m London Green Fund, among other initiatives.
Previous roles include running the policy team at Transport for London and 4 years as a management consultant at McKinsey. Isabel is a qualified US lawyer.