Clark Lecture 2015: Jean Venables, Crane Environmental

Exercising Professional Judgement in 21st Century Engineering

 Location G31 Mechanical & Civil Engineering Building
(Y3 on Edgbaston Campus map)
 Date Monday 8 June 2015 (5.15pm - 7.00pm)


Dr Jean Venables
Chairman of Crane Environmental

The School of Civil Engineering was delighted to invite students, staff and members of the public to the Clark Lecture 2015. This year, the high-profile lecture was delivered by Dr Jean Venables, Chairman of Crane Environmental and Past President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.




Jean Venables was appointed as a Director and Trustee of the Nuclear Liabilities Fund by HM Government in July 2014. She is a consultant in flood risk management and water level management; Chairman of Crane Environmental; a Non-Executive Director of HR Wallingford; and Chair of the Customer Challenge Group for Sutton and East Surrey Water Company. Jean was President of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2008-9.

She has just stepped down from being the Chief Executive of the Association of Drainage Authorities.

Jean has wide experience of risk management, facilitation and chairing, and works to assist the construction industry to improve sustainable development.

Her volunteer professional activities include being Chairman of the ICE Professional Conduct Panel; member of Court of the Company of Engineers; Foundation Governor Tiffin School; and a member of both the RNLI Council and Technical Committee. She is also a member of university advisory boards.

Jean was awarded the MBE for services to civil engineering; the OBE for services to flood defence; the CBE for services to the civil engineering profession; and the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Garth Watson Medal. She is also an elected member of the Smeatonian Society.