Michelle McDowell, chair of civil and structural engineering at BDP has been named the Association for Engineering and Consultancy’s (ACE) Engineering Ambassador for 2012 at its annual Engineering Excellence Awards ceremony, held in London on 23 May.
This is a special award to reward and celebrate an individual who has made a significant contribution to raising the profile of consultancy and engineering. The ACE awarded this special accolade to someone who has demonstrated significant achievement and played a leading role in promoting consultancy and engineering to a wider audience.
Not only is Michelle a respected and well known figure within the engineering industry, she has influenced many beyond the confines of construction. In 2011 Michelle she was named Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year and was elected a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering. In 2010 Michelle became the first woman to chair the ACE, won the property category of the First Women Awards and was awarded an MBE for services to the construction industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Pic from left - Michelle McDowell and Mary Nightingale