IChemE announces new Trustees and senior committee members

IChemE announces new Trustees and senior committee members

25th May 2021

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has announced the successful candidates elected by the membership to take up key roles on the Board of Trustees, Congress and the Learned Society Committee.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of IChemE and therefore members appointed to the Board are responsible for setting the strategic direction of IChemE. Congress is the member advisory body to the Board of Trustees and consists of two electoral colleges; one that represents geographical member groups worldwide (Regional College) and one that reflects membership grades from student to Fellow (Functional College). The Learned Society Committee (LSC) sets the direction for IChemE’s technical priorities and steers the Institution’s activities as a learned society.

Following a ballot held of all eligible members during April and May, the following appointments will be formally declared at the IChemE Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held as a virtual meeting on 14 June 2021.

Board of Trustees

Position: President for 2022/2023 (Deputy President from June 2021)

  • David Bogle

Position: Honorary Treasurer

  • Iain Martin (uncontested)

Position: Vice President (Learned Society)

  • Alexandra Meldrum

Position: Vice President (Qualifications)

  • Rob Best (uncontested)

Position: Vice President (Member Engagement)

  • Andrea Hosey (uncontested)

Position: Ordinary member (3 seats)

  • Macsene Isles-Ahite (re-elected)
  • Mark Sutton (re-elected)
  • Wendy Wilson (re-elected)


Regional College

Position: Australia (2 seats)

  • James Shorthouse (uncontested)
  • Second seat not filled

Position: Rest of the World

  • Padraig Collins (uncontested)

Position: All Ireland

  • Not filled

Position: UK North East

  • Not filled

Position: UK North West & North Wales

  • William Harper (uncontested)

Position: UK South Scotland

  • Not filled

Functional College

Position: Chartered (2 seats)

  • Mark Talford
  • Simon Stanbridge

Position: Early Career (2 seats)

  • Hussein Hussen
  • Fiona McIntosh

Position: Student

  • Dhruv Singh (uncontested)

Learned Society Committee

Position: Ordinary member (4 seats)

  • Amanda Lake
  • Steven Flynn
  • Hui Tong Chua
  • Adrian Dickison

As an additional seat had become available on the Learned Society Committee due to a recent resignation, a fifth seat was awarded to Haydn Furlonge who had received the next highest number of votes.

A ballot was also conducted on Special Resolutions to update the Royal Charter and By-Laws. The result of this poll will be announced at the AGM.

IChemE’s AGM will take place at 08:00 BST on 14 June 2021. Any IChemE member can register for and attend the virtual meeting. Only Voting Members (Chartered and Fellows) will be entitled to vote at the meeting to approve the minutes of the previous year's AGM, and to approve the re-appointment of the Institution's external auditors. Voting Members who have registered to attend the AGM will receive a separate email from our independent electoral service provider, Mi-Voice, containing a unique voting code to be used during the meeting to indicate their preference.


IChemE Elections

IChemE Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Board of Trustees


Learned Society Committee


For more information please contact:

Lucy Cook, Communications Manager, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534454
e: lcook@icheme.org

Rachael Fraser, Communications Executive, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534435
e: rfraser@icheme.org

Ketna Mistry, Communications Executive, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534484
e: kmistry@icheme.org

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