Steve Denton is Head of Civil, Bridge and Ground Engineering at WSP, leading a unit of over 600 staff in the UK, and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Bath. His experience spans many facets of engineering and strategic consultancy, research and construction. In addition to his business and project leadership responsibilities, he retains a high degree of technical involvement in projects. He has particular expertise in the development of Standards, R&D in numerous fields of structural engineering and the development of refined analysis and assessment techniques. Steve sits on numerous national and international committees and steering groups. He is the Chairman of CEN/TC 250, the committee with overall responsibility for the rules for structural and geotechnical design used across Europe.
“It is a privilege to be involved with the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Brunel, a man who needed such vision and belief to overcome huge hurdles that threatened to stop the creation of his landmarks has always inspired me.”
“As a bridge engineer, born and brought up in Bristol, it is a huge honour to be a Trustee for Clifton Suspension Bridge. Not only does the bridge serve an important transport function, it is probably the most iconic structure in Bristol and is recognised around the world. As a Trustee, I have been able to learn more about the Bridge and the engineering challenges of maintaining it in perpetuity – and share some of my experience to help shape the decisions taken to look after this fantastic structure.”