Anusha Shah is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). She is also the Chair of the Thames Estuary Partnership, a charity working towards sustainable management of the Thames Estuary. Specialising in Water & Environmental Engineering, Anusha has nearly 20 years’ experience in designing, managing and leading projects and programmes ranging from £10,000 to £10 Billion both in the UK and India.
She has worked with consultants, contractors, clients, government, NGO and a Regulator across sectors including Climate Change, Water & Wastewater, Flood Risk Management, Environment, Mining and Rail. Anusha has worked across most aspects of the water cycle both as a designer and a manager. Her experience ranges from designing and restoring peripheral springs on the Dal Lake in the foothills of the Himalayas to managing 50+ Flood Risk Management projects in the UK and leading a bankable feasibility study for a Saudi Arabia Phosphate Mining company.
A member of the London Climate Change Partnership, Anusha has decades of Infrastructure practitioner experience coupled with a strong passion to tackle the impacts of climate change whilst taking full advantage of the opportunities a changing climate presents. A thought leader who regularly speaks at and chairs events on water, climate change, diversity and skills, she has an extensive network across industries and geographies. Anusha has wide-ranging experience in built environment planning, design, management, stakeholder engagement and communications and innovative funding. This along with a strong belief in ‘systems thinking’ puts her at the forefront of climate change adaptation and resilience debate and in a unique position to connect policy with real world decision making.
Anusha is currently Co-Chair of ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers) London & South-East Diversity & Inclusion Task Force and Member of the ICE Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Group. She is also an External Examiner in the Civil Engineering and Built Environment department at the Leeds Beckett University.
Anusha was the youngest and first female Chair of the ICE, London Region and has been Trustee, ICE Council and Non-Executive Director, Thomas Telford Board. She is a strong supporter of a diverse workforce and believes in seeing more women engineers as future leaders contributing to solving world’s pressing issues such as climate change and water scarcity.