UK head of transport, WSP and senior vice president, institution of civil engineers,
Rachel Skinner is UK Head of Transport at WSP, a chartered engineer and a chartered transport planner. In 2019, she was invited to Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Rachel is a Vice President, Trustee and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and will become President in 2020. She is also a Commissioner for the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland and a Patron of Women in Transport, having been one of its founding board members. In 2016, Rachel was named as one of The Telegraph’s inaugural Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering and in 2017 she was named as “Most Distinguished Winner” and “Best Woman in Civil Engineering” at the European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards. She has authored and co-authored recent publications on future mobility and place-making, digital potential, industry innovation and collaboration. She is involved with strategic projects for clients across the public and private sectors, including leadership of a growing portfolio of future mobility projects in the UK and overseas.