Sally is a chartered engineer and chartered environmentalist, is a fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Asset Management (IAM) and the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). As a keen champion for sustainability and climate change, Sally promotes a proactive response through a number of industry bodies. She founded and chairs the climate emergency group at WES, co-chairs the climate emergency programme at the IAM and also sits on the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction Carbon Code advisory group. A regular speaker at conferences and events, Sally organised and chaired a joint panel session at COP26 in Glasgow on sustainability and the climate emergency, co-ordinating representation from the IAM, WES and the World Federation of Engineering Organisations. She was awarded the IAM President’s special award and the Isabel Hardwich medal in recognition of this work. She also delivered the ICE Prestige lecture in Feb 2022 on water and sustainability.
Prior to working at Mott MacDonald as the global head of sustainability and climate change, Sally led the net zero carbon strategy for infrastructure at the UK Environment Agency and was flood exec for the Northwest, and before that was director for the low zero carbon hub in Wales.
Sally spent 10 years as a company director for Engineers for Overseas Development, an engineering charity that provides development opportunities for graduates to become professionally qualified. Their community led projects are based in sub-Sahara Africa and help to alleviate poverty and improve the quality of people’s lives. She was also a trustee and board director at WES, as well as being selected as ICE Wales Cymru Chair in 2010.
Sally is currently leading RedR UK as interrim CEO.