Dame Dawn Childs
Chief Executive Officer,
Pure Data Centres Group
Dawn is the CEO of Pure Data Centres Group building and operating hyperscale data centres. Before joining Pure she led a multi-billion transformation programme for National Grid across both the gas and electricity transmission businesses. This followed several senior engineering appointments as: the Group Engineering Director for Merlin Entertainments with responsibility for engineering delivery and standards across the worldwide portfolio of theme parks; and the Head of Engineering at Gatwick Airport. She joined Gatwick after 23 years as an Engineering Officer in the Royal Air Force.
She is a Trustee of several charities focussed on D&I and is also Chair of the iMasons D&I Committee.
She was honoured with a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2020 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the engineering profession and was appointed a Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to engineering in the King’s New Years Honours 2023.