At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 15 September, the Royal Academy of Engineering announced the members of its new Trustee Board. The Trustee Board of 13 Fellows, chaired by the President, Professor Dame Ann Dowling, was formed as part of the implementation of a recent review of the Academy’s governance, which resulted in important amendments to the Academy’s Charter, Statutes and Regulations.

Ten Trustees were elected by the Academy’s Fellowship. As part of the transition from a Council of 26 trustees to a Trustee Board of 13, all Council members volunteered to stand down. Ian Ritchie and Dr John E Roberts were asked to remain in post as Chairs of the Finance Committee and Membership Committee respectively, to ensure continuity in these two important roles.

The full Trustee Board is as follows:

Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Helen Atkinson CBE FREng, Head of Engineering Department and Head of Mechanics of Materials Group, University of Leicester

Professor Brian Collins CB FREng, Professor of Engineering Policy and Director, International Centre for Infrastructure Futures, University College London

Mr Allan Cook CBE FREng, Chairman, W S Atkins

Professor Sir Michael Gregory CBE FREng, Head of Manufacturing and Management Division and Director of the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

Dr Andrew Harter FREng, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RealVNC

Dr Michael Howse CBE FREng Consultant, Rolls-Royce plc

Professor John Loughhead OBE FREng, Executive Director, UK Energy Research Centre

Professor Richard J Parker CBE FREng, Director of Research and Technology, Rolls-Royce plc

Mr Ian Ritchie CBE FREng FRSE, Chairman: Iomart plc; Computer Applications Services; Interactive Design Institute; Our Dynamic Earth Science Centre

Dr John E Roberts CBE FREng, Chairman, Halite Energy

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE FREng, Director, Martyn Thomas Associates Ltd

Professor Richard A Williams OBE FREng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham


Notes for Editors

Royal Academy of Engineering. As the UK’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering.

We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place  to do business. We take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation. We work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. We are a national academy with a global outlook.

We have four strategic challenges: Drive faster and more balanced economic growth; foster better education and skills; lead the profession; promote engineering at the heart of society.


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