I have worked for Arup for four years. I started life here as a mechanical engineer, but a passion for innovation and start-up culture drew me towards a role in our Ventures team. We seek out and develop ideas that have commercial potential outside of the firm’s consultancy model. I believe that a culture where everyone feels empowered to share their ideas is central to successful innovation.

Drawing on a background in environmental assessment and volunteering, I’m especially excited by ideas that have a strong sustainability thread and that better the environments we live and work in. I’m particularly proud of a collaboration I lead between Arup International Development and Engineers Without Borders UK that explored approaches to, and innovations in climate resilience in cities.