Mark McBride-Wright

Mark is a chartered chemical engineer specialising in health and safety with experience in oil and gas, government services and defence. He holds a PhD and Masters in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. He is a recognised leader in diversity and inclusion in the engineering and construction industry. He is chair and co-founder of InterEngineering, an organisation which connects, informs and empowers LGBT+ engineers and supporters. Mark authored a report for the UK Government on tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in engineering and is working with the UK Government on implementation of the recommended measures.

Mark is a founding member of the IChemE Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. He is passionate about helping businesses overcoming challenges and barriers to create a positive health and safety culture. He believes there are many parallels embedding an inclusive corporate culture. Mark is a regular speaker at in-house company events, leading international conferences on diversity, and has appeared in the media regarding diversity and inclusion in engineering. Mark was shortlisted for “Young Chemical Engineer of the Year 2016”. Mark was ranked at number 2 in the 2015 Financial Times’ “Top 30 Future LGBT Leaders” and won “Corporate Rising Star” at the 2016 British LGBT Awards.