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ICE Connects: Women in Fellowship Spotlight on Resilience

Event organised by ICE

Date
20 June 2024
Time
18:30 - 20:30 BST (GMT+1)
Location
The Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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Overview

This in-person event at One Great George Street offers guests the opportunity to hear from an expert panel, discussing the topic of resilience. 

Hosted by renowned infrastructure journalist, Antony Oliver, the panel of experts and senior leaders in civil and infrastructure engineering will focus on resilience – of our global infrastructure in the face of climate change and other challenges, on the resilience of our profession in meeting these challenges, and on personal resilience for leaders and professionals working in our sector. 

Following the panel discussion, there will be opportunity for guests to network with other ICE Fellows. 

Speakers

Antony Oliver

Antony Oliver

editorial consultant, journalist

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Antony Oliver

Antony is a renowned infrastructure journalist, editorial consultant and commentator. Antony is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Built Environment Trust and director at the Building Centre Group.  

Antony has been communicating in the civil engineering and infrastructure world for some 20 years, serving as editor of New Civil Engineer magazine for 14 years. Antony is an infrastructure enthusiast, evidenced through his work as on The Infrastructure Podcast, a weekly series of conversations with key players across the sector. 

Janet Young

Janet Young

Institution of Civil Engineers

director general and secretary

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Janet Young

Dr Janet Young joined the ICE as director general and secretary in January 2023.

She has extensive experience in the built environment sector, having most recently worked in the Cabinet Office where she was head of the Government Property Profession, leading the profession and driving the agenda for the property and estates function.

She has also been global director of estates for the British Council, director of estates for the Ministry of Justice, and head of asset management in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

She is a Major Projects Leadership Academy graduate of the Saïd Business School, and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Royal Engineers, and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Her PhD, Towards Zero Energy Buildings, looked at the challenges and solutions for low carbon and energy developments.

Rachel Skinner

Rachel Skinner

Infrastructure Client Group - Task Group

chair

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Rachel Skinner

Rachel Skinner is an executive director at WSP, sitting on the UK Board to lead Corporate Responsibility (ESG) and Government Relations. Prior to her current role, she led WSP’s 600-strong UK transport planning and advisory team for several years. In 2020-21, Rachel served as the 156th President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and she is a Patron of Women in Transport (a not-for-profit), having been one of its founding board members since 2005.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a chartered engineer and a chartered transport planner. She was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Leeds for services to transport, engineering and industry diversity and is an honorary fellow of the Society for the Environment.

Rachel was awarded a CBE for services to infrastructure in the 2022 New Year Honours list.

At present, Rachel chairs the Infrastructure Carbon workstream of the Infrastructure Client Group (ICG), the ICE’s Decarbonisation Advisory Board and the UK Department for Transport Taskforce that is focused on employment and skills. She also served two years as an Infrastructure Commissioner for Scotland from late 2018. In 2016, Rachel was listed as one of The Telegraph’s inaugural UK Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering; in 2017 she was named the Most Distinguished Winner and Best Woman Civil Engineer at the Women in Civil Engineering Awards, and in 2019 she was confirmed by the Financial Times as one of the UK’s Top 100 Women in Engineering.

Rachel has authored, scripted and hosted publications and films on topics including “Shaping Zero” about climate action for infrastructure, “Making Better Places” on place-making and future mobility, and before that about digital technology and its potential for infrastructure, industry innovation and collaboration. She is regularly invited to give keynote conference presentations and to chair international and national industry events.

Juliet Mian

Juliet Mian

Arup

director, infrastructure resilience and global resilience skills leader

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Juliet Mian

Juliet is the director of infrastructure resilience and global resilience skills leader at Arup, working with a broad community of inspiring and dedicated resilience practitioners. Juliet helps organisations understand their risks due to climate change and other shocks and stresses and achieve greater resilience of the infrastructure systems for which they are responsible. She promotes a systemic approach to resilience, considering robustness, redundancy, adaptive capacity and the ability to transform where necessary. Juliet enjoys the multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral nature of her work, and seeks to deliver solutions through collaboration and integration across the system and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle.