Sally Sudworth has joined Mott MacDonald as its global head of sustainability and climate change. Sally comes to the consultancy from the UK Environment Agency where she led the net zero carbon strategy for infrastructure and was sustainability lead for flooding and coastal. Previously director for the Low Zero Carbon Hub in Wales, she has a wealth of experience working in both the public and private sector.
Sally was a director at the UK Engineers for Overseas Development for ten years, overseeing the delivery of sustainable community led projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, helping to alleviate poverty and improving the quality of people’s lives whilst helping graduates in the UK become professionally qualified.
Sally sits on a number of industry groups addressing the net zero coalition and climate change agenda including the UK Institution of Civil Engineers Carbon Project, she also co-chairs the Institute of Asset Management Climate Emergency group and is founder of the Climate Emergency Group at the UK Women's Engineering Society.
At Mott MacDonald Sally will work with the consultancy’s sustainability and climate change leaders to help clients face the climate emergency through creating climate resilient places, as well as supporting the consultancy in extending capabilities around net zero carbon and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sally will also ensure Mott MacDonald continues to be an inspiring role model through their position papers and This is the Future.
Sally said: “I am excited to be joining such a terrific team at a time when there is huge appetite for tackling the climate emergency. The taglines #RaceToZero and #RaceToResilience really chime with me and I am confident that Mott MacDonald is extremely well placed to support clients in creating climate resilient communities.”
Denise Bower, Mott MacDonald’s executive director for external engagement, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sally to Mott MacDonald. She will be instrumental in helping us and our clients play our part in working towards a climate-stable, sustainable future."