Dawn Childs

Dawn Childs is the UK Change Director for National Grid and is leading the transformation required to meet efficiency expectations whilst still delivering to net zero.

Prior to this she was the Group Engineering Director for Merlin Entertainments Group with responsibility for engineering delivery, standards, practices and processes across the worldwide portfolio of more than 130 theme parks, resorts and attractions. This followed a tenure at Gatwick Airport as the Head of Engineering, responsible for all of the infrastructure and technical services at the airport. She joined Gatwick in 2012 after 23 years as an Engineering Officer in the RAF.

Throughout her career she has been a strong advocate for women in engineering. To pursue this passion she actively engages in many outreach activities and in October 2018 she became the President of the Women’s Engineering Society and is also a Trustee for World Skills UK. She is also the Executive sponsor for WING (Women In National Grid) employee resource group.