Maria di Leo
Maria di Leo is a Technical Director for Coasts and Oceans. She started at HR Wallingford as a graduate before spending several years working in Italy, and then re-joining us in 2016. She has a Master’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering and is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a corporate member of the Italian Institution of Civil Engineers.
What is your background/area of specialisation? I have specialised as a Coastal Engineer, and worked for almost 30 years in consultancy. My career has spanned physical and numerical modelling of coastal processes to design of coastal structures and beaches, right through to the management of large multi-disciplinary projects and teams.