Eleni Antoniades

Vice President

Eleni is a Project Environmental Lead with more than 17 years’ experience in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Construction Environmental Management of infrastructure projects. In recent years, her focus has been on the delivery of aviation and defence infrastructure working on reducing the environmental impacts of the detail design and construction in highly sensitive environments. Her experience is also in highway, road, rail and tunnelling projects. Her international experience includes Antarctica as well as Cyprus and Greece. Recent projects include Wolf's Fang Runway Antarctica, RAF Marham Airfield and RAF Akrotiri Airfield. Operating as an independent environmental consultant since 2011, clients include international contractors and consultancies.

Eleni’s background is in environmental science and she has a technical and practical approach, helping to ensure projects go beyond legislative compliance and environmental requirements, into best practice, current methods and new technology, in order to avoid and prevent environmental impacts at every stage. She delivers environmental improvements and environmental solutions throughout detail design, materials, supply chain, construction and delivery of her projects.

Eleni’s Antarctic project was a commended finalist in the ENDS Environmental Impact Awards 2017 for Built Environment Project of the Year as well as Partnership of the Year 2017. Her recent Project Environmental Lead project (RAF Marham Project Anvil) achieved an Excellent in CEEQUAL (84.9%) and also won the Ministry of Defence Sustainable Project of 2019 award.

At the IES she has an interest in advocating science based environmental practice. She founded, and continues to play a leading role, in the EIA community. She was elected to Council in 2016 and re-elected for her second term in 2019. She was elected Vice Chair in July 2021 and served until October 2023 when she was elected Vice President in recognition of her services to the IES.