Hazel McDonald

Chief Bridge Engineer (Head of Structures), Transport Scotland

Educated at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities, Hazel has been immersed in maintenance, renewal and asset management of Highway structures for over 30 years, 18 years of this with Transport Scotland.  Previous experience with Cumbria County Council and Capita Symonds in inspection, design and maintenance followed a PhD in ‘Temperature Effects in Concrete Box Girder Bridges’ and bridge design, inspection and assessment for Mott MacDonald.  In Transport Scotland, Hazel leads a team of 17 staff managing the inspection, maintenance and improvement of Scottish Trunk Road structures.  Hazel is also the current Chair of the UK Bridges Board.