Bridge Clerk named on engineering top 50 list

The Chief Executive of a medieval charity has been listed as one of the 2021 Top 50 Women in Engineering.

The list, which was announced by the Women’s Engineering Society on International Women in Engineering Day, celebrates engineering heroes who are considered to be “the best, brightest and bravest women in engineering, who recognise a problem, then dare to be part of the solution”.

Sue Threader, who is the Bridge Clerk (Chief Executive) of the Rochester Bridge Trust, was included on the list for her work leading the recent award-winning Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project. This latest accolade comes after she has previously been made a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineering, presented with an Honorary Doctorate by the University of West London, and granted the Freedom of the City of London.

Completed to a very high standard, on time and under budget, the refurbishment project brought the Trust’s bridges at Rochester into the best possible condition for the future. In addition, this included promoting engineering as a career; facilitating education activities for young children; a wealth of public engagement; and a significant environmental programme.

Sue said: “It is an honour to be named as one of the top 50 women in engineering. The refurbishment project, and indeed all my work at the Trust, is something of which I am incredibly proud and it gives me great pleasure to be recognised in this way. However I am also conscious that this award is an acknowledgement of the efforts of the whole team – which includes both female and male engineers – who worked together to make this project such a success.”

The list celebrates women who have improved engineering in service of society and includes people from a range of backgrounds and engineering specialisms.

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