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Women in Fellowship: Australia

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14 March 2024
17:00 - 19:00 AEDT
Arup Office
Barrack Place
Level 5, 151 Clarence Street

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Fellowship is the highest grade of ICE membership and is a professional accolade highly respected around the world. As part of a global initiative, ICE and Arup will be holding an exclusive panel and networking evening for current and aspiring female Fellows, and young female engineers growing their careers.

Enjoy a glass of wine and light refreshments, meet our panel, and hear their stories. Whether you are ready to apply for Fellowship now or just starting out, learn what is needed to be successful in taking the next step.

Prior to the evening, attendees will receive a full recording of the UK broadcast hosted by Michele Dix FICE, with ICE President Prof. Anusha Shah, together with Claire Gott and Chris Caves, an advocate for diversity in infrastructure.


17:00 - 17:30

Registration and light refreshments

17:30 - 18:30

Panel presentation and Q&A session

18:30 - 19:00

Networking, light refreshments and event concludes


Rachel Fowler

Rachel Fowler


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Rachel Fowler

Rachel Fower is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and the Institution of Civil Engineers, with a 32-year career in civil infrastructure.

Rachel graduated from Imperial College, London, with a Bachelor of Engineering and followed this with a Master’s in Coastal Engineering from the University of Delaware, USA. Her early career was spent in the UK working for Halcrow Group Ltd where she became well-known and widely respected for the development of innovative, environmentally sensitive coastal erosion and flood risk management strategies and schemes.  From 2003 she also led Halcrow’s Chichester office, delivering transport and infrastructure services along the south coast of England. 

In 2011 Rachel moved to Australia to lead major and multi-disciplinary transport infrastructure and natural resources projects for Aurecon. Most notably, she led Aurecon’s project team designing the highly innovative, award-winning, flood resilient passenger ferry terminals in Brisbane, for which she was awarded the Institution of Civil Engineers’ International Medal. 

In November 2017 Rachel joined Beca to lead their Transport & Infrastructure business in Australia. Under her leadership the company has grown its market share across the eastern Australian states and has become known for its full life-cycle services across all modes of transport: active, road, rail, air and maritime. 

Rachel combines approachable leadership with a passion for developing people’s careers. In delivering professional services in the transport and infrastructure market, she promotes collaborative behaviours, client service excellence and pride in the ability to make everyday better for clients and their customers.