Members of Directors’ Committees

Ifeyinwa Rita Kanu


Member of Directors’ Committee

Rita Kanu is the director of IntelliDIgest Limited and PhD researcher (Civil Engineering) at Heriot Watt University with solid and progressive experience in most aspects of Civil Engineering, specialty in water, wastewater and waste to energy systems. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (MCIWEM). A pioneer of Heriot

Sadie Peacock

Member of Directors’ Committee

Sadie studied Physics BSc (Hons) at The University of Manchester graduating in 2014. Since graduation, she has worked for precision measurement company Renishaw in their manufacturing division. Sadie is currently an Engineering Manager of a team that supports the assembly of precision products, resolving issues and implementing improvements to maintain supply of high-quality product to

Jennifer Glover

MEng (Hons), EngTech, MIMechE MWES, AFHEA

Member of Directors’ Committee

Jennifer graduated from Loughborough University in 2018 with a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering and a Diploma in Industrial Studies. During her degree she completed a placement year at ITP Aero working in both jet engine design and certification. Currently Jennifer is a PhD student at Loughborough University researching jet engine noise cancellation through metamaterial acoustic

Caitlin McCall


Member of Directors’ Committee

Caitlin is a Materials and Manufacturing Engineer at Swansea University where she is working towards her Engineering Doctorate in printed electronics for flexible packaging. She is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and is a Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. She graduated in 2016 with a First-Class Honours

Natalie Cheung

Member of Directors’ Committee

Natalie Cheung is a TED-Ed public speaker, an award-winning volunteer and civil engineer. After graduating from University of Manchester, Natalie worked as a transportation engineer for a global built environment consultancy. She is passionate about raising young people’s career aspirations and now works to support industry volunteers to inspire the next generation. For her volunteer

Ursula Heng


Member of Directors’ Committee

Ursula is a senior engineering leader with circa 20 years’ experience in the FMCG sector, having applied her skills at Unilever, Kimberly – Clark and Procter & Gamble. Her experience includes leadership for Regional multi-million pound initiatives, driving technological innovation/application as well as strategic plans in both E-IMEA and North America. She serves on the

Kim Everitt

Member of Directors’ Committee

I’m very passionate about the automotive industry and how vehicle systems are developing. My experience in this industry dates back to 2014 where I had my first experience at MIRA Technology Park as a Research Engineer Intern. Fast forward to today, and I have carried out a variety of projects that have all revolved around

Katherine Kirk


Member of Directors’ Committee

I am an engineering lecturer with Open University and University of Northampton. Prior to that I was Professor of Physics at University of the West of Scotland (2000-2018) including a 2 year break for maternity leave and returning part-time. I have an academic research and teaching background in micro and nano technology, thin film devices,

Sarah Haslam MBE

BEng, MSc, CEng, FIMechE

Member of Directors’ Committee

Sarah is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IMechE with nearly 25 years’ experience in Automotive Engineering. She currently holds the position of Chief Program Engineer, Engine Engineering at Ford Motor Company. Sarah is passionate about encouraging the next generation of engineers, and actively promoting STEM careers to girls. Sarah was awarded her MBE

Carolina Escudero


Member of Directors’ Committee

Carolina is an Electrical Engineer with a Master’s in Sustainable Energy Technology. With over 10 years of experience in the transmission and distribution of electricity, she now works as a Business Development Manager for Vattenfall Networks and is working towards her Chartership status. She is particularly passionate about diversity and inclusion and has led numerous

Jess Wade

Member of Directors’ Committee

Jessica Alice Feinmann Wade BEM (born October 1988) is a British physicist in the Blackett Laboratory at Imperial College London, specialising in Raman spectroscopy. Her research investigates polymer-based organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). Her public engagement work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) advocates for women in physics as well as tackling systemic biases

Dr Sarah Chen

Member of Directors’ Committee

Dr Sarah Chen is a Civil Engineer and a 2018 winner of the Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards (WE50) – Transferrers and Returners. Sarah transferred into engineering after a career in medicine and now enjoys a career working for EDF Energy.

Carol Morris


Member of Directors’ Committee

Carol spent 5 years as an industrial chemist before retraining as an electronics engineer following a career break. She has worked at the Open University for nearly 30 years and is currently Deputy Head of the School of Engineering and Innovation. She has extensive experience of equality and diversity issues and chaired the School’s successful

Carmen Zaragoza

Member of Directors’ Committee

Carmen Zaragoza is an industrial engineer specialised in energy with a masters in renewable energy technologies. Passionate about the energy sector and its constant evolution, she works as a gas turbine global solutions engineer in an international company. She was initially drawn into Engineering by her curiosity and desire to learn how things work. Carmen

Milada Williams

MSc, Ing, BEd, IEng, MIED, FWES

Member of Directors’ Committee

My career spans diverse areas of industry, education and gender equity agenda. I started my engineering education in Czechoslovakia, as it was then, by attending my local Technical College from the age of 14 – 18, then Technical University before moving to UK following the Soviet military invasion of Czechoslovakia. I have faced many obstacles

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