Sue Threader

Bridge Clerk & Chief Executive

Rochester Bridge Trust

Sue Threader is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers with senior-level experience in the public, private and charity sectors. She was the first woman to be appointed as chief executive of the medieval Rochester Bridge Trust, which owns three estuary bridges.

Sue writes on bridge engineering and recently appeared on Channel 5 with Rob Bell sharing her expertise on historic bridges.  She is a member of the ICE Archives Panel.

She holds an Honorary Doctorate and an ICE award for outstanding career contribution to civil engineering. She was shortlisted for Charity Chief Executive of the Year three times.

Speaker Sessions

x Workshops - Thursday 10 March 2022

Carbon neutral bridge management - achievable and achieved

Rochester Bridges Trust has reduced its ongoing carbon emissions in bridge management by 60% and is currently on target to reach full carbon neutrality by 31 March 2022. In addition, the Trust is currently planting an ‘ancient woodland of the future’ that will completely offset the embodied carbon generated during a major bridge refurbishment project recently completed.



: 12:30-13:00
Dr David Collings Dr Diego Panici

The highlight of the bridge engineering year.

Sue Threader, Chief Executive, Rochester Bridge Trust

A great day meeting lots of like-minded people, exploring new innovations and products from exhibitors and listening to some inspiring speakers.

Kevin Dentith, Chief Bridge Engineer, Devon County Council

Excellent networking and knowledge sharing opportunity, everyone who works in bridges should be there!

Liz Kirkham, Network & Strategic Asset Manager, Gloucestershire County Council

Very good conference and excellent networking opportunities.

Paul Tucker, Senior Bridge Engineer & Team Leader, Somerset County Council

Once again a great opportunity to see and hear from market leaders in bridges innovation.

Adrian Worthington, Technical & Design Officer, Wigan Council

The event is always informative, inspiring and relevant - a really good blend of asset owners, researchers, designers and contractors. A must for all bridge engineering professionals!

Phil Raven, Head of Technical Design, Milestone Infrastructure (Oxfordshire Highways)

The event is an opportunity to meet the some main suppliers and service providers in the UK industry
and to gain an understanding of the status quo and the trends in the bridge through the problems faced and solutions found.

Philip Corbett, Concessionaire for the Rion-Antirion Bridge - Greece, GEFYRA SA