Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 17/11/2015 14:0017/11/2015 18:00Engineering diversity and inclusion - toolkit and survey launch eventThe Crystal, 1 Siemens Brothers Way, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1GB


The Royal Academy of Engineering Diversity Leadership Group (DLG) invites you to the launch of three publications on diversity and inclusion:   

  • Increasing diversity and inclusion in engineering – a case study toolkit 
  • Routes to diversity and inclusion – a toolkit to help employers recruit, retain and develop a diverse workforce
  • DLG Diversity and inclusion survey report 2015 - including trends similarities and differences with the highways and trasportation sector

Key speakers:

Allan Cook CBE FREng, Chairman of DLG and Atkins

Sue Percy, Chief Executive, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, Chairman, DLG Subgroup 2 and Chief Executive of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering ACE

More speakers to be confirmed soon. 

With input from CIHT, the event will provide an update on diversity and inclusion progress across the engineering profession, and share good practice case studies. It aims to attract key decision-makers across engineering organisations with an interest in ensuring that they develop inclusive cultures to support meeting skills needs by attracting, recruiting, and retaining engineers - whatever their background. 


The launch programme will include breakout groups, giving an oppportunity for delegates to find out about good practice companies who have contributed case studies to one of the documents that will be launched on the day. 

1.    Supporting inclusive behaviour

2.    Developing leadership and strategy

3.    Promoting retention and development

Breakout group speakers include: 

  • Justine McLennan, Global Head of HR, Metaswitch
  • Heather McVicar, D&I Manager, Rolls-Royce
  • David Jenkins, Practice Director Civils and Structures, Transportation & Diversity champion, Atkins
  • BAE Systems (tbc)
  • Simon Langley, UK Head of Inclusion & Diversity, National Grid
  • Alison Corner, Engagement and Diversity Advisor, Northumbrian Water Group
  • Vicky Evans, Associate, Planning, Policy & Economics, Arup
  • Joanna Hodgson, Director of Software Technical Sales & Services (UKI), IBM
  • Lynne Rogers,  PM to Regional Managing Director, Europe, CH2M 
  • Peter Duff, Head of Diversity & Inclusion (EMEA), BP
  • Network Rail (tbc)
  • Sally Pallet, Diversity and Inclusion Manager - Leadership, Culture and Change, Airbus
  • Dawn Bonfield, President, Women’s in Engineering Society (WES)
  • Wendy Lasebikan, Director of HR/Corporate Office, ACE
  • Nick Langdon, Director, Card Geotechniques Ltd

For further details, plesase contact Elena Fatisi .


This event is supported by:

the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), Airbus, Arup, Atkins, Babcock, Building Design Partnership (BDP), BAE Systems, BP, Buro Happold, Card Geotechnics Ltd, CH2M, Cogent, EU Skills, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, IMI plc, Kapsch Traffic Com, Metaswtich, National Grid, Network Rail, Northumbrian Water, QinetiQ, Renishaw, Rolls-Royce plc, Selex ES, SEMTA, Siemens, the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).