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Susan McDonald

Experienced Leader Award

Susan is an award-winning Electrical and Mechanical Engineer with over 12 years’ experience in designing and overseeing major engineering infrastructure programs in the power, utilities and renewables sector. After playing a key role leading major Offshore Wind Projects for National Grid, she decided to join Deloitte in 2016, supporting clients to lead the transition to a net zero economy.

Now the Energy Transition Lead in Deloitte’s Net Zero Transformation Strategy team, Susan supports some of the UK’s largest private sector organisations to develop robust net zero strategies, transform their business models and build the capabilities needed to rapidly decarbonise.

She is passionate about the power of engineering to tackle major societal challenges and build a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable future. Throughout her time at Deloitte, she has created transformative solutions for the defining challenges of our time. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, she was awarded the NHS WISE Unsung Hero Award for her role in improving the PCR Home Testing Service to deliver highly accessible services for vulnerable and underserved communities.

Susan has had an extraordinary impact on Deloitte, our clients and society. She is an exceptional leader and a role model for young talent and women in consulting. Outside of work, she is an enthusiastic promoter of engineering and technology careers and is an ambassador for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering and a mentor for the World Economic Forum Global Shapers.

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