Katherine Critchley has been named as president of the Women’s Engineering Society
The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) has elected Katherine Critchley as its 55th president.
Taking office from Dame Dawn Childs, Critchley plans to use her tenure as president to build on the work undertaken by WES and to continue championing women engineers in the workplace.
Critchley has previously served as WES trustee, chair of the Events Directors’ Committee and head judge of the Karen Burt Memorial Award.
She is also a member of the Wales Cluster and chaired the Wales Centenary celebrations in 2019 at the Senedd in Cardiff.
In October 2022 Critchley was awarded WES’ highest honour, the Isabel Hardwich Medal, for her contributions to the Society over a sustained period.
Her citation stated: “Dr Katherine Critchley is generous with both her time and expertise. Her skills, knowledge, willingness to help others, and dedication to WES make her an excellent winner of the Isabel Hardwich Medal.”