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Sarah Buck OBE

Date of appointment to Independant Member: 2009

Appointed Pro-Chancellor in August 2016

Independent lead for Estates and Environmental Sustainability
Chair of the Joint Committee for Consultation and Negotiation
Member of Council Nominations Committee, Remuneration Committee, Health and Safety Committee

Read Engineering at Exeter and is both a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Structural Engineer. Elected as first female Council member of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 1983 and as its first female President in 2007. Consultant to BSW Consulting, an Exeter-based company which she co-founded twenty years ago and sold to the Parkwood Group (leading providers of leisure management and health care services as well as civil and structural engineering services) in 2015. She has been involved in the design and supervision of a wide range of civil and structural projects during her career, both in the UK and overseas. During her career she has developed an interest in historic structures and sustainable construction. Sarah is on the Joint Board of Moderators which has responsibility for assessing and making recommendations for the accreditation of degrees for professional civil, structural and highway engineers. She is currently a member of the ethics panel of the Institution of Structural Engineers. Sarah was awarded an honorary degree (DEng) by the University in 2008 and an OBE in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to Engineering and Education. 

Register of Members' Interests 2021/22

Organisation in which interest exists Nature of interest (directorship, shareholding, membership etc.)
BSW Consulting

Former consultant to BSW Consulting; staff now transferred to Bailey Partnership

Institution of Structural Engineers

Ethics Committee Member

Joint Board of Moderators Accreditation Visits; Deputy Chair of Board