Karen MacPherson
Karen MacPherson
geotechnical market and delivery director
WSP

Karen MacPherson gained experience with several other consultancies before joining WSP in 2018 as a Technical Director.   She is currently Deputy Head of WSP UK and Ireland Geotechnics and Tunnelling business  and sits on the Transportation and Infrastructure Design and Build Leadership Group.

Karen is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE) and a UK Registered Ground Engineering Adviser. She has 30 years’ experience of geotechnical design and ground risk management gained on a wide portfolio of engineering projects carried out under an extensive range of procurement options. This includes several strategic UK projects such as the ICE 2019 Infrastructure Award Winning £745 million Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty Scheme (AWPR/B‐T) DBFO.  

Karen says at this stage in my career it’s important to reflect and pay back so I welcome this opportunity to celebrate achievements of projects, people and businesses within our industry