Director of the BSI & Renowned Engineer
Scott Steedman is Director of Standards at BSI where he is responsible for the UK National Standards Body, representing the UK internationally and advising industry and government on the role of standardisation and knowledge transfer in innovation and economic growth.
Formerly an academic at Cambridge University, Scott has spent the last twenty years working on major infrastructure and building projects in the UK and around the world. He has specialised in risk and natural disasters, earthquake engineering, forensic engineering, organisational change and innovation strategy and has worked for major consulting and contracting companies in the construction sector.
Scott is a Vice President of the Register of Engineers for Disaster Relief and a Board member of the Port of London Authority. He is a former Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Institution of Civil Engineers and continues to be Editor-in-Chief of the Academy’s flagship magazine, Ingenia, www.ingenia.org.uk circulated to 3,300 schools and colleges across the UK that offer A-Level Science.
In 2007 he was awarded the US Government Outstanding Civilian Service Medal for his work on the Hurricane Katrina investigation and also the UK Foundation for Science and Technology’s Lord Lloyd of Kilgerran Award for the application of science and technology for the benefit of society.
He was appointed CBE in 2010 for services to engineering.
Reader in Early Modern European History, University of Cambridge
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