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Women engineers stand tall in Honours list

Crossrail project manager Linda Miller and HS2 Phase two managing director Alison Munro are among industry names honoured in the Queen's Birthday list ahead of International Women in Engineering Day later this week. Linda Miller, responsible for the complex Connaught Tunnels project in the east London arm of Crossrail, is awarded an OBE for services to engineering and promoting gender equality. Formerly chief executive of HS2 Ltd, Alison Munro is awarded a CBE for services to the rail industry.

The geologist and chief scientist at BP, Dr Angela Strank, is awarded a damehood for services to the oil and gas industry and encouraging women into STEM careers. Also honoured are RenewableUK chief executive officer Maria McCaffery, OBE, for work in the renewable energy sector; and Anglian Water's security manager Lynda Chamberlain, awarded an MBE for services to water supply resilience.

Nelson Ogunshakin, chief executive of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering, said: "My congratulations to all those from our industry to be honoured by the Queen in her birthday honours list. It's great to see people from the enginerring and construction sector being recognised for their work. Achieving national recognition is good and inspiring to attract new entrants to the sector, as it highlights the importance that infrastructure plays to our quality of life and to the economic prosperity of the nation." 

Others from the engineering and infrastructure sectors honoured in the Queens Birthday Honours:

Nick Baldwin, chair, Office for Nuclear Regulation – CBE for nuclear safety and security and the charitable sector

Professor Haro Bedelian, – CBE for services to engineering and international trade

Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, EDF Energy – CBE, services to secure low carbon energy

Dr Andrew Harter, founer and CEO, RealVNC – CBE, services to engineering

William Gowdy, director of engineering procurement, Northern Ireland Water – OBE, services to civil engineering and education

Roger Hargreaves, director hybrid bill delivery, HS2 Ltd – OBE, services to transport

Professor Richard Taylor, Bristol University – MBE, services to engineering

Patricia Thomas, HR and redeployment advisor, Transport for London – MBE, services to transport in London and the community

Stephen Newman, Shepperton Lock and Weir keeper, Environment Agency – MBE, services to inland waterways

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