Anusha Shah

Industry expert

Anusha Shah

Arcadis , director, resilient cities

Anusha Shah has recently joined Arcadis as Director, Resilient Cities. She was previously the Founder & CEO of Plan for Earth, consultancy offering advisory services on Water, Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience, Sustainability and Inclusive Design. A chartered engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Anusha has specialisation in Water & Environmental Engineering with nearly 20 years’ experience in designing, managing and leading projects and programmes both in the UK and internationally. She has worked with the government, NGO’s, consultants (like Jacobs and Black & Veatch), contractors, regulator and utility companies, and has led various multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural projects on Water, Environment, Flood Risk Management, Mining and Rail in the UK and internationally.

Anusha is also Chair of the Thames Estuary Partnership, a charity working towards sustainable management of the Thames Estuary. She is a member of the London Climate Change Partnership and has been selected as a Visiting Professor for King’s College London on Climate Adaptation & Resilience, Sustainability and Inclusive Design.

Anusha is Co-Chair of ICE London & South-East Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, Member ICE Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Group, youngest and first female Past Chair of the ICE, London Region and Ex -Trustee, ICE Council and Ex- Non-Executive Director, Thomas Telford Board. Anusha is also an External Examiner in the Civil Engineering and Built Environment department at the Leeds Beckett University. 

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