Dawn Greig takes the chair at UKSTT
Dawn Greig makes history becoming the first woman elected to the role of Chair of the UKSTT since its formation in 1993
Dawn Greig made history this year because for the first time since its formation in 1993 she has become the first woman to be elected to the role of Chair of the UKSTT (United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology). Only twice previously has a woman Chaired an Affiliate member organisation of ISTT (the International Society for Trenchless Technology). These were Gerda Hald of the Danish Society (DKSTT) and Kim Staheli of the North American Society (NASTT).
Dawn is currently Global Creative and Business Director with Picote Solutions, part of the Finland-based Picote Group which specialises in the innovation and manufacture of solutions for the trenchless rehabilitation of smaller diameter drains and sewers.
Dawn has a background in senior management in the gaming, publishing and travel industries and has gained some 10 years of experience in the trenchless sector through her association with Picote, working closely with the company’s R&D and production teams. Dawn is also an active member of the ISTT Outreach Committee.
Commenting on her election to the UKSTT Chair (a two year appointment) Dawn said: “I am extremely proud to be elected to this role having served as vice chair to Matthew Izzard for the past two years and on the Council Board for several years. The UKSTT has established itself as the ‘go to’ organisation for the UK trenchless sector, which the Society is supporting with its ever broader range of Masterclasses, Roadshows, and events, many of which are organised with our long-term associate Westrade Group. Our new website is live and really highlights the benefits and uses of No-Dig technologies, which we hope will be a valuable resource for the trenchless community.”
Dawn continued: “We still have so much to do and to achieve in terms of getting trenchless technology recognised for the advantages it offers, despite many of the technologies now being seen as the preferred option when it comes to pipe work installation, maintenance, and repair. Our aim is to continue growing the industry by bringing these techniques to the attention of current working professionals and educators alike to influence the next generation of engineers.”