National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET)’s Alice Delahunty has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of her exceptional and continuing contribution to the profession.
As president of NGET Alice is responsible for building and maintaining the electricity transmission network in England and Wales, and playing a critical role in enabling and delivering against the government’s net-zero commitments.
She is one of 69 new leading figures in the field of engineering and technology elected by the Royal Academy to join the Fellowship, part of their drive for more nominations of outstanding engineers from underrepresented groups ahead of their 50th anniversary in 2026.
Before joining National Grid in 2018 Alice held a number of senior roles within the energy industry, including Head of Operations for EON’s offshore wind business, where she was responsible for the full safety, technical and financial performance of almost 2 GW of offshore wind around the UK. Alice is also passionate about the safety and wellbeing of all those who work in the energy industry and has been a board member of G+ (Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation), an industry body that promotes world-class safety performance across the sector. She has also been a trustee of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and former winner of its Young Woman Engineer of the Year award.
Commenting on the new fellows Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, says: “Our Fellows represent the best of the best in the engineering world, and we welcome these 69 excellent and talented professionals to our community of businesspeople, entrepreneurs, innovators and academics.
“This year’s new Fellows are the most diverse group elected in the history of our institution. The engineering profession has long suffered from a diversity shortfall and the Academy is committed to changing that, including by ensuring that our own Fellowship community is as inclusive as it can be. It is well established that diverse organisations tend to be more agile and more innovative, and as the UK’s National Academy for engineering and technology, we have a responsibility to reflect the society we serve in addressing the shared challenges of our future.”
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