Professor Anusha Shah
Anusha is a senior director for Resilient Cities and UK Climate Adaptation Leader at Arcadis, a global, sustainable design, engineering and management consulting firm. She’s a senior vice president and fellow at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), and the President-Elect for 2023. She will be the third woman and first person of colour to be elected as President in 205 years’ of ICE’s history. Anusha is also a non-executive director at the Met Office, and a visiting professor at several universities. 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 with over 22 years’ experience in designing, managing and leading projects and programmes both in the UK and internationally. She is also a past chair of the Thames Estuary Partnership Board. A recipient of several awards including Top 50 UK Women Engineers Sustainability (2050) and CECA Inspiring Change Award, she was recognised by Climate Reframe as one of the UK’s leading BAME voices on climate change.