“We have an obligation to take the lead in solving the world’s numerous challenges. These cannot be resolved by one organisation alone – we need like-minded people to join us in promoting engineering’s contribution and responsibility to global society.”
Following a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Bristol, Anna joined BuroHappold Engineering’s utilities and sustainability group. She soon discovered a fascination for the relationship between engineering disciplines and natural resources, which led her to join the firm’s water team.
She has led teams for a number of large-scale multi-disciplinary projects in the UK, UAE, KSA, North America and Africa. Anna is now working within the Environment Group at Capita, delivering projects under the Environment Agency’s Water and Environment Management framework.
Anna’s history with the Happold Foundation began when she became a foundation scholar in 2009 during her studies. Travelling to India to support an Engineers Without Boarders (EWB) design challenge, she worked with rural communities to tackle their problems with water infrastructure. Her experiences with the charity led her to become a mentor for EWB and Careers Academies UK, as well as helping to set up the Share Our Skills initiative at BuroHappold.
Anna joined the Happold Foundation as a Trustee in 2016. She hopes to promote discussions on tackling critical challenges faced by society and encourage more engineers to develop the tools, skills and collaborations needed to maximise their contribution.
In her free time Anna is a passionate traveler who also enjoys cooking, art exhibitions, dancing and interior design.