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Katherine Bright, from geography to transportation planning director

Katherine entered the civil engineering industry via an unusual route.

With her BSc in geography in hand, she started working at WSP as a graduate transport planner where she was enrolled on an MSc in transport planning and engineering.

Katherine has climbed the ladder to director level whilst working part-time to take care of her children. She is also an active member of the Women in Leadership Group that promotes diversity at senior level within the consultancy as well as externally.

Katherine said: “I was lucky to join a company that offered a wide range of opportunities and gave me the flexibility to work part-time to take care of my kids. Working part-time has never been an obstacle to my career; since I started working at WSP I’ve lead a team of 100 people spread across ten offices nationally, and I am now a director in our South West development team.”