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ICE Presidential Address 2023: Prof. Anusha Shah

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07 November 2023

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Join us as we introduce the 159th President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Prof. Anusha Shah FICE.

This prestigious event is one of the highlights of the Institution's calendar. It is the opportunity to hear directly from our new president as she presents her inaugural address; sharing her vision, values and plans for 2023-24.

Anusha has great ambitions for the coming year. Her focus will be on the need to work collaboratively to create more a sustainable, equitable and resilient future.

Hear Anusha talk about how the climate change and biodiversity crises are interlinked and they need to be addressed in tandem. Nature-based solutions that safeguard nature whilst providing multiple benefits to people are key to solving the problem – we now need to deliver them at pace.

During her presidential year, Anusha wants to shift focus to ensure that the civil and infrastructure engineering community work collaboratively across sectors, geographies, and generations to deliver sustainable, resilient solutions that create a net positive for people and planet.

Book your place now - this is not an event to be missed!


Prof. Anusha Shah

Prof. Anusha Shah

Institution of Civil Engineers

president 2023/24

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Prof. Anusha Shah

Anusha Shah is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and its president for the 2023-24 session. She’s the third woman and first person of colour to be elected as president in over 200 years of ICE history.

She’s a senior director for resilient cities and UK climate change adaptation lead at Arcadis, a global sustainability, design, engineering and management consulting firm.

She’s also a non-executive director at the Met Office, a trustee at the Green Alliance and a visiting professor at Edinburgh University. She was awarded honorary professorship by the University of Wolverhampton for knowledge transfer and an honorary doctorate of engineering by the University of East London for her services to address climate change.

Anusha specialises in water and environmental engineering and has over 22 years of experience in designing, managing and leading projects and programmes in the UK and internationally.

Anusha sits on various industry climate change groups. She represents Arcadis at the London Climate Change Partnership and the 50L Home Initiative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. She’s a past chair of the Thames Estuary Partnership Board.

Anusha is the recipient of several awards, including the 2020 Top 50 UK Women Engineers Sustainability Award and the CECA Inspiring Change Award. She was recognised by Climate Reframe as one of the UK’s leading Black, Asian and minority ethnic voices on climate change.