Lord Browne of Madingley FREng has been elected as President of The Royal Academy of Engineering taking over the role from Lord Alec Broers FREng.

Lord Browne of Madingley, who is Group Chief Executive of BP, was awarded the Prince Philip Award for his outstanding contribution to the field of engineering by The Royal Academy of Engineering in 1999 and now becomes the President.

At the Valedictory Dinner Lord Broers talked of the significant changes in the engineering sector in the past few years and the Academy’s ongoing aim to engage more with the mainstream of society. He reported on the Academy’s considerable work with young people and the development of educational programmes such as the London Engineering Project and the Best Programme.

The Academy elected three Honorary Fellows, Sir Ara Darzi, one of the country’s leading surgeons and Professor of Surgery at Imperial College, Sir David King, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government and Jonathan Ive CBE, Vice President of industrial design at Apple.

29 individuals were elected as Fellows at The 30th Annual General Meeting of The Royal Academy of Engineering at the Royal College of Surgeons.

International Fellows were awarded to Mr Russel Black (New Zealand) and Professor Edward Crawley (USA)

Notes for editors

  1. Founded in 1976, The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering and technological welfare of the country. Our fellowship – comprising the UK’s most eminent engineers – provides the leadership and expertise for our activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life. As a national academy, we provide independent and impartial advice to Government; work to secure the next generation of engineers; and provide a voice for Britain’s engineering community.

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