2024 Presidential Address

Mark Apsey will take over as IChemE’s 83rd President at the Annual General Meeting on 11 June, and to mark the occasion he will be delivering his Presidential Address on Thursday 13 June 2024, at 18.30 BST.

How do we want to be remembered as a profession 100 years from now? What will be our legacy? Time will tell and time matters. In his Address, Mark will talk history, science, and engineering a sustainable future. Find out what influenced his decision to become a chemical engineer, what motivates him now, and what to expect from the journey ahead together.

Join us in person for Mark's Address

As numbers are limited, IChemE members wishing to attend the Presidential Address in person should register by emailing Beverley Garratt at ceo@icheme.org with their full name and membership number before 28 May 2024.

Venue: Library, Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, UK.

Join us online

Members who are unable to join us in person are invited to watch the event live on our YouTube channel. A recording will also be available after the event.

Mark's biography

Mark is Senior Vice President for leading energy services company Ameresco in the UK and a board member for the world-first Bristol City Leap public-private partnership. He spent his earlier career with WS Atkins and GlaxoSmithKline before joining Energyexcel in 2009, a start-up focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions, which became part of Ameresco in 2014.

Actively involved in volunteering for IChemE since joining as an undergraduate, Mark joined the Energy Centre in 2016 and led the working group to publish our Energy and Resource Efficiency Guide. In 2019 he became Chair, overseeing the transition to a community of practice and leading the development of IChemE’s first climate change position statement.

Mark represents IChemE on the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) Net Zero Group convened by the Royal Academy of Engineering and has represented IChemE at both UNFCCC COP22 and COP23.

Mark was elected a Fellow of IChemE in 2018, and awarded an MBE for his services to sustainable energy and energy efficiency in the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours.