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.
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 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.
Stephen Richardson has been working as a chemical engineer since 1975, mainly at Imperial College but with extensive industrial consultancy, and continues to have a rich and fulfilling career working as one after retirement from full-time paid employment.
Iain Martin held a senior management role at Johnson Matthey PLC focusing on the effective development and commercialisation of new products from first inception through to commercial operation. He is now an independent consultant and Non-Executive Director.
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.
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).
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 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 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 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.
Chair, UK Board
Jane brings executive management and leadership skills from large multi-nationals with an aim to help create a sustainable and exciting institution. She is a passionate ambassador for engineering particularly focussing on young people and early career professionals.
Chair, Board of IChemE in Australia
Peter Ashman is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Adelaide and currently holds senior roles in the University's Centre for Energy Technology and as Director of People and Infrastructure in the Faculty of Engineering, Computing an Mathematical Sciences, providing strategic leadership across several portfolios, including Diversity and Inclusion. He was previously Head of the School of Chemical Engineering (2014-18).