The purpose of this Committee is to advise and have oversight of the all Diversity and Inclusion Programme strands of work including that with employers, professional engineering institutions and within the Academy itself.

The Chair of the Committee will present an annual report to the Academy’s Trustee Board summarising internal and external activities and recommendations for action.


Dervilla Mitchell CBE FREng

Members (Fellows)

Professor Sarah Hainsworth FREng (Deputy Chair)

Allan Cook CBE FREng D.Sc.

Steven Dearden FREng

Professor Anthony Finkelstein CBE FREng

Professor Pratibha Gai FREng FRS

Jonathan Lyle FREng

Professor Nilay Shah FREng

David Waboso CBE FREng

Air Marshal Julian Young CB OBE FREng

Members (Non-Fellows)

Elspeth Finch, CEO and founder of Indigo& and Academy’s Chair of Innovators’ Network

Dr Nike Folayan,  Associate Director at WSP and Chair of AFBE-UK

Dr Mark McBride-Wright, Founder of Equal Engineers & mcbridewright and Chair & Co-founder of InterEngineering


Bola Fatimilehin, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Royal Academy of Engineering