Board of Trustees

Our Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction of IChemE. All top-level decisions are ratified by the Board. In addition, IChemE's annual budget and financial decisions are scrutinised and signed-off by the Trustees. Trustees have a joint responsibility to work together and drive the Institution forward. View our volunteer group structure

For more information visit the Board of Trustees elections section of the website.

 

David Bogle

David Bogle

President

David Bogle is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Pro-Vice-Provost of the Doctoral School at University College London. He brings many years of experience in senior professional roles influencing policy and practice.

Nigel Hirst

Nigel Hirst

Deputy President

Nigel Hirst has been involved in process design and project management for many years, including responsibility for plant operations in the UK and Asia. His background in speciality chemicals, activated carbon and ion exchange resin manufacture equipped him well for his role in running a diverse group of companies.

Jane Cutler

Jane Cutler

Past President

Jane has over thirty years of board and senior executive experience across public, commercial and not-for-profit sectors with particular experience in resource, oil and gas, financial services, maritime, environment and technology industries. She has actively served as a member and Chair on a diverse range of board subcommittees.

David Edwards

David Edwards

Honorary Treasurer

David Edwards gained a BSc(Eng) in 1978 and in 1982 a PhD in chemical engineering from Imperial College London.

Rob Best

Rob Best

Vice President - Qualifications

Rob Best has over 40 years of leadership experience in education and qualifications. Following retirement from an academic career, mainly at London South Bank University, he remains closely involved with IChemE's qualifications work.

Andrea Hosey

Andrea Hosey

Vice President - Member Engagement

Andrea has over thirty years' experience in process design and project delivery in the energy, chemicals and water market sectors throughout the UK, Australia and South East Asia (Thailand/Vietnam).

Alexandra Meldrum

Alexandra Meldrum

Vice President - Learned Society

Alexandra Meldrum has twenty-five years relevant experience in government, industry, academia, the not-for-profit sector, and a demonstrated commitment to IChemE and its members.

Macsene Isles-Ahite

Macsene Isles-Ahite

Ordinary Member

Macsene actively supports the work being done by the IChemE's Qualifications Committee to optimise the membership applications processes. She has also had some success in promoting member engagement opportunities via Interface.

Mark Sutton

Mark Sutton

Ordinary Member

Mark has over 30 years of technical, commercial and senior management experience in the process industries, most recently as Business Development Director for Johnson Matthey.

Wendy Wilson

Wendy Wilson

Ordinary Member

Wendy brings a combination of senior management, strategic leadership & project management skills from her career in the Oil and Gas Industry and is keen to help define and shape the improvements to the system and processes that are key to the IChemE's future aspirations.

Raffaella Ocone

Raffaella Ocone

Regional Member (Ordinary Member)

Raffaella Ocone graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Università di Napoli, Italy and obtained her MA and PhD from Princeton University, US. She has held the Chair of Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, UK, since 1999.

Rhys Tucker

Rhys Tucker

Regional Member (Ordinary Member)

Rhys Tucker has over 20 years of worldwide experience in the development of projects leveraging knowledge gained across a range of industries including renewable hydrogen/syngas, mining, chemicals, and fertilisers.