We warmly congratulate Member of the Livery Dawn Childs FREng FIMechE FICE FRAeS FWES on her appointment as a Dame of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2023 New Year Honours. She joined the RAF from school, studied mechanical engineering at Bath University and was trained as an officer at RAF Cranwell. In her 23 years in the RAF she was the first female officer in many of her appointments. After leaving the RAF in 2012, she was head of engineering at Gatwick Airport 2012-2016, Group Engineering Director for Merlin Entertainments 2016-2019, UK Change Director at National Grid 2019-2021 and since 2021 CEO (Delivery)  of Pure Data Centre Group. She was clothed in the Livery in 2019 and is currently President of WES, the Women’s Engineering Society.