The appointment is the first time since its formation in 1993 that the UKSTT has a female chair.

Greig has a background in senior management in the gaming, publishing and travel industries and has gained some 10 years of experience in the trenchless sector through her association with Picote, working closely with the company’s R&D and production teams. Dawn is also an active member of the ISTT Outreach Committee.

On the appointment, Greig said: said: “I am extremely proud to be elected to this role having served as vice chair to Matthew Izzard for the past two years and on the Council Board for several years. The UKSTT has established itself as the ‘go to’ organisation for the UK trenchless sector, which the Society is supporting with its ever broader range of Masterclasses, Roadshows and events, many of which are organised with our long-term associate Westrade Group. Our new website will be live soon and really highlights the benefits and uses of No-Dig technologies, which we hope will be a valuable resource for the trenchless community.”

“We still have so much to do and to achieve in terms of getting trenchless technology recognised for the advantages it offers, despite many of the technologies now being seen as the preferred option when it comes to pipe work installation, maintenance and repair. Our aim is to continue growing the industry by bringing these techniques to the attention of current working professionals and educators alike to influence the next generation of engineers.