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Female leaders

Hear from three inspiring female leaders on their journeys to leadership!


Join the IET LYPN for their second in-person Female Leaders event.

We will be celebrating the 1st year of female leaders and will be hearing from two inspiring female engineers on their journeys to leadership!

This will be followed by networking, food and drinks!

Women in Engineering
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20 Jun 2024 

6:30pm - 10:30pm

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  • London Local Network


Kamini Edgley

Director of Engineering, Asset Management, Safety and Sustainable Growth - Network Rail

An experienced and motivated industry leader with a wide range of expertise in the rail industry spanning over 25 years.  Kamini became Director of Engineering for North-West and Central Region in September 2019, having previously acted as Chief Engineer for Network Rail. 

Since November 2021, she has taken on the role of Director of Safety and Engineering for North-West and Central, after the merger of the HS&E Directorate.

In her current role she is the guiding mind for Safety and Engineering for the region which includes the West Coast Main line running from London to Carlisle and also known as the backbone of Britain and the highest yielding route nationally. 

She directs the development and implementation of the North-West and Central regional engineering strategy and through engineering excellence delivers a whole railway system that puts passengers first. Recently she has rolled out the Ten Point Plan – designed to get safety, performance and engineering excellence into everyone’s hearts and minds.

With almost 50% of HS2 Train mileage falling into the region, Kamini is naturally working closely with them, while she also has significant part of East West Rail currently being built on her region.

She leads on all engineering including technology matters and interaction with Technical Authority, other railway industry companies, third parties and regulators.

She has delivered complex engineering solutions, having played a key role in delivering the West coast Route Modernisation Programme. She has also delivered transformational programmes enabling the business to deliver significant efficiencies in her role as a change leader.

 Kamini joined the Rail Industry as a graduate trainee straight after privatisation of British Rail working for one of the infrastructure maintenance companies.  She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BEng(Hons) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, followed by a post graduate in Strategic and Business Leadership  at the University of Warwick.  She is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

 Kamini is passionate about STEM, having sponsored the creation of the first STEM lab in Network Rail.  She is an excellent role model for young engineers and a champion of Diversity and Inclusion. She enjoys creating a high performance culture and has a proven track record of coaching, mentoring and supporting staff in helping them maximise their potential and deliver outstanding results.



Titi Oliyide CEng MIET

Senior Process Safety Engineer - Supercritical

Titi is a Chartered Engineer with a background in chemical engineering and experience in safety and reliability engineering for major projects in the energy and transport infrastructure industries. She is currently a senior process safety engineer in the green hydrogen industry. She is also passionate about demystifying and encouraging diversity in the engineering profession. She does this by delivering keynote speeches, leading STEM outreach programmes, authoring blog articles and mentorship of other engineers on their professional registration journey in her spare time.

She has recently received awards such as the 2023 IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award and the 2023 Women’s Engineering Society’s Top 50 Women in Engineering award.

Kirsty Richardson

Head of Aviation Security Compliance - UK Civil Aviation Authority

I am a dynamic, proactive, and organised Senior Leader accustomed to leading teams and delivering business results whilst working within challenging, regulated, and fast paced environments.  Since graduating with an engineering degree, I have developed over 20 years work experience in both the manufacturing and service sectors, in small and large organisations, predominately in the Aviation sector.  I am passionate about eliminating waste and improving efficiency in business processes.

I started my career in the aerospace and defence sector where I was responsible for Quality Management and Regulatory Approval within a business that designs, manufactures, and repairs safety critical products for aircraft.  Having completed a Master’s in Business Improvement at Cranfield University I then moved into Airports and held a number of senior management positions.  I was initially responsible for Operational Improvement and then moved into Security Compliance.  I spent 10 years working within Airports, implementing several security projects, mitigating risk, and managing regulatory compliance across a wide range of stakeholders.  

My most recent experience is with the Civil Aviation Authority, the aerospace regulator of safety, security, and consumer protection in the UK.  I am responsible for Aviation Security Compliance and lead a team of 80 people, the majority of whom are field based auditors.  The auditors perform oversight of directed aviation security entities throughout the UK to ensure organisations implement aviation security regulations and manage risk to maintain a safe and secure aviation system.  During my time at the UK CAA, I have continued my professional development in leadership skills by successfully completing Management Development courses, most recently an Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA) with Cranfield University.


IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place

United Kingdom

The London headquarters of the IET.

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We are working with venues and suppliers that demonstrate best environmental practices, in particular achieving zero food waste, no single-use plastics, along with recycling and re-use of paper, metal, plastic and glass.

In order to reduce the carbon footprint of the event, we strongly encourage delegates to walk, cycle or use public transport to attend the event.

We’re fully committed to reducing our impact on the environment and are constantly looking for ways to become more sustainable.



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Free of charge