Faith Wainwright appointed 2018 President of The Institution of Structural Engineers

Published: 04/12/2017

Faith Wainwright MBE FREng DEng (Hon) FIStructE FICE has been appointed 2018 President of The Institution of Structural Engineers.

Faith has a strong track record in multidisciplinary engineering projects, collaboration and knowledge sharing. She is a Director of Arup and an expert in skill-based communities. Faith leads the firm’s strategy for communities of professional practice and developed its innovative Masters programme in collaboration with partner universities. 

Faith’s structural design projects have included many award-winning buildings, from the American Air Museum in Duxford to the Tate Modern. With a passion for technical excellence, collaboration, and leadership, Faith was awarded an MBE in 2012 for Services to the Built Environment and Engineering Professions, and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Bath University. 

On her appointment as President, Faith Wainwright said:

“I am truly honoured and delighted to be assuming the role of President of an Institution established by those who exercised their leadership and vision to create this inspiring, engaging and relevant home for structural engineers, which upholds a high standard in engineering practice.” 

“Today the Institution’s purpose, in light of the complexity of challenges before us, is as vital as ever to the future of our profession; as we structural engineers work to create healthy and sustainable built environments.”

“I look to my presidency as an opportunity to work with members to shape a successful future, where those joining our profession in years to come will have the breadth of skills, depth of expertise and abilities as inspirational leaders to empower structural engineers everywhere to be the best they can be.”

Faith gave her inaugural address to the Institution at its Bastwick Street headquarters on Thursday 11 January.



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