Elizabeth Mullings-Smith

ED&I Champion

Elizabeth is an Environment Management consultant with 30 years international experience on major infrastructure projects in environment management, environmental risk, water resources management, sustainable development and climate resilience, especially in small island developing states. She has worked in environment management in various sectors including water/wastewater, renewable energy, tunnelling and property, working from feasibility through to detailed design and construction phases of work; and has managed multidisciplinary and multilingual technical teams on major programmes of work, inclusive of masterplans and policy development.

She has an MSc in Hydrogeology, BSc (Hons) in Geology & Marine Sciences and is a Canadian Commonwealth Scholar. Elizabeth started her career as a graduate hydrogeologist and developed her career to become technical director for environment and planning at one of the top 5 international engineering and programme management firms. In 2010 she created a limited company in the UK, which focuses on shaping and enabling sustainable project opportunities with public and private sector organizations in the UK and internationally, especially with and small island development states (SIDS) to fully embrace natural resource stewardship, climate change resilience and for island states, the development of the Blue Economy. Elizabeth is known for developing high performance teams and is keen on developing diversity within environment sciences. She is actively engaged in community environmental stewardship and citizen science and has worked as a post disaster emergency response environment advisor in Barbuda (2017-18), Haiti (2010) and Montserrat (1997).

She was elected at the 2019 AGM and re-elected for a second term in 2022.