IChemE is a registered charity and a widely respected professional engineering body. Direction in all matters of finance and policy is provided by our governing Board of Trustees. Operational activity is planned and delivered by the executive team that I lead and who are accountable to the Board.
Since taking on this role in January 2017, I have, amongst other things, commenced a programme that aims to adopt the highest standards of openness and transparency in all our dealings both internally and externally.
From the outset, I have stressed the need for the release of strategically relevant and material facts that are essential to the fulfilment of our charitable objectives and on-going business activity. This constitutes good practice in the charitable sector and is a behaviour that we should all aspire to. There will inevitably be some operational matters, where the open sharing of information is not appropriate.
The latest changes to our governance, which were formally approved by the Privy Council in June 2018, will embed this principle into the Institution’s governance mechanisms in the years ahead. In addition, this ‘Fact Checker’ resource will continue to be updated to ensure that members can find verified and referenced information on topics of interest, including recent decisions taken by the Board of Trustees and key issues and concerns that are raised by members.
Jon Prichard, Chief Executive Officer, August 2018.
June 2020: Proposed change in relationship between IChemE and the Science Council
An explanation of the background and proposed change in relationship between IChemE and the Science Council.
April 2020: COVID-19 (coronavirus) – information and advice to members and customers – updated 22 April 2020
Advice and information to IChemE members, following the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Latest update 22 April 2020.
January 2020: IChemE fully recognises the evident climate emergency with preparations for COP26
IChemE fully recognises the evident climate emergency and, as part of addressing this, has agreed to two actions in preparation for COP26.
December 2019: Tom Baxter’s resignation from the Learned Society Committee
Tom Baxter's resignation from the Learned Society Committee, and an outline of the role of the committee and its commitment to activities that will contribute to combating climate change.
October 2019: IChemE in South Africa: 2019 onwards
An update on the collaboration agreement between SAIChE and IChemE.
May 2019: Membership subscription renewal timeline for 2019 and beyond
An outline of the new timeline for the 2019 subscription renewals cycle and beyond.
February 2019: Update on the SAIChE IChemE relationship
An update regarding the relationship between the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and the South African Institution of Chemical Engineers (SAIChE). Most applicable to joint SAIChE-IChemE members.
January 2019: IChemE’s commitment to the recognition of professional registration post-Brexit
IChemE has made a statement on the recognition of professional registrations ahead of Britain leaving the EU on 29 March 2019.
October 2018: Dr A S Thompson Letter to President
Deputy President (2018—19), Andrew Thompson's letter to President Ken Rivers, expressing his desire to not continue as President in 2019.
September 2018: Funding for the Ashok Kumar Fellowship
This statement outlines the status of funding for the Ashok Kumar Fellowship in 2018.
August 2018: Update for the membership from the Chief Executive
IChemE Chief Executive, Jon Prichard, reflects on his first eighteen months at the Institution.
June 2018: The future of whynotchemeng — FAQs
IChemE’s UK Board has approved changes to the management and activities of the whynotchemeng campaign to incorporate its work more fully into IChemE’s ’business as usual’. This document provides guidance for members on the changes.
April 2018: Financial statements for year ended 31 December 2017 — exceptional costs
An explanation of the exceptional costs detailed in the 2017 Annual Accounts.
April 2018: Non-payment of membership fees — change to the process for 2018
Changes to the membership lapsing process for 2018.
February 2018: Developing a sustainable membership model at IChemE
Setting out the new vision for sustainable membership at IChemE.
February 2018: IChemE position on the status of engineers
The Institution's position on lobbying for 'engineer' to be a protected title in the UK.
December 2017: Statement from Trustees on protecting IChemE's reputation
This statement represents the views of IChemE Trustees following the announcement of an Extraordinary General Meeting, made on 27 November 2017.
October 2017: Clarity on IChemE's Royal Charter and governance
This statement provides details on the Institution’s Royal Charter, its purpose, and how it applies to a 21st Century professional engineering organisation.
August 2017: Professional Registration and IChemE’s role in complaint investigation
Further information on the Institution's complaints procedure.
July 2017: Employment prospects for UK graduates
Analysis of chemical engineering graduate employment, using 2015 figures.
July 2017: UK staff pension arrangements
Clarity on the pension scheme(s) provided to UK-based IChemE staff.
July 2017: Senior executive pay at IChemE
The status of senior staff pay at IChemE as per the Annual Financial Report 2016.
July 2017: The sale of 12 Gayfere Street (London, UK)
Further details on the Institution's sale of 12 Gayfere Street in London, UK which completed in April 2003.
May 2017: Treasurer's report to the 2017 AGM
Speech notes for the Honorary Treasurer’s Report by Mr K J Rivers to the 95th Annual General Meeting of the Institution of Chemical Engineers at the Birmingham International Convention Centre on Wednesday 10 May 2017.
February 2016: IChemE Human Resources Policy
Our HR Policy; including banding, salaries, management structure and equal opportunities.
January 2015: Disclosure policy in respect of remuneration for IChemE staff
Staff remuneration disclosure policy.