Nominations open for IChemE Congress and Board of Trustees

Nominations open for IChemE Congress and Board of Trustees

12th March 2024

Members of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) are being invited to put themselves forward for available positions on the Board of Trustees and Congress. Nominations open today, 12 March 2024.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of IChemE and has overall responsibility for setting the organisation’s strategic direction. Congress is the member advisory body to the Board of Trustees and consists of members elected from a range of geographical locations and membership grades.

IChemE President, Nigel Hirst, said: “If you are passionate about the future of our profession then I encourage you to consider standing for election to these fulfilling roles. As former Chair of Congress and current President, I can speak to the key influence that both these governance bodies have on the overall direction of the Institution. If you care about making an impact, putting your experience to good use, and ensuring a strong and vibrant future for chemical and process engineering, then please bring your skills and expertise to the table and have your say.”

Rob Peeling, Chair of Congress, added that: “Congress connects the membership with the Institution, so a broad range of voices across all membership grades and regions is vital to fully represent our members, and make sure our diverse needs and interests are understood. Volunteering to stand for election to IChemE’s governance bodies involves giving back to the profession - but there are also a great many things you can take away from the experience. I would encourage anyone considering standing for election to watch the recent Trustee and Congress webinar recording to discover more about the benefits of volunteering for our governance positions.”

Board of Trustee roles open

  • President for 2025/2026 (Deputy President from June 2024)
  • Vice President (Qualifications) – for a one-year term only
  • Vice President (Member Engagement) – for a two-year term
  • Vice President (Learned Society) – for a three-year term
  • Ordinary Member – for a two-year term
  • Ordinary Member – for a three-year term
  • ‘Regional’ Ordinary Member (Rest of World seat) – for a three-year term

Congress roles open - Regional College

  • South Africa
  • All Ireland
  • Australia x 2 seats
  • Canada
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of World
  • UK Eastern
  • UK North East x 2 seats
  • UK North Scotland
  • UK North West and North Wales
  • UK South East
  • UK South Central
  • UK South Scotland
  • UK South West

Congress roles open - Functional College

  • Chartered x 3 seats
  • Early Career x 3 seats
  • Student 

Nominations are open from 12 March 2024, 14:00 GMT to 02 April 2024, 09:30 BST.

An email calling for nominations and giving details of how to submit nominations to election services provider Mi-Voice has been sent today to all eligible IChemE members.

To read more, including role profiles and experience required, eligibility to stand and nominate, the codes of conduct, and an overview of the process and timelines for both elections, visit IChemE’s elections web page.


Board of Trustees and Congress Election
Elections webinar


For more information please contact:

Ann Baylis, Communications Executive and PR Lead, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534477

Dan Owens, Communications Executive, IChemE  
t: +44 (0) 1788 534458  

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Chemical, biochemical and process engineering is the application of science, mathematics and economics in the process of turning raw materials into everyday, and more specialist, products. Professional chemical engineers design, construct and manage process operations all over the world. Energy, pharmaceuticals, food and drink, synthetic fibres and clean drinking water are just some of the industry sectors and products where chemical engineering plays a central role.


The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) advances chemical engineering's contribution for the benefit of society. We facilitate the development of chemical engineering professionals and provide connections to a powerful network of around 30,000 members in more than 100 countries.

We support our members in applying their expertise and experience to make an influential contribution to solving major global challenges, and are the only organisation permitted to award Chartered Chemical Engineer status and Professional Process Safety Engineer registration.