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.

 

Ken Rivers

Ken Rivers

President

Ken Rivers has over 35 years experience of the international downstream oil industry with Shell. He has recently returned from New Zealand where he was CEO of Refining NZ.

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

Deputy President

Following an Oxford MEng and Cranfield Water Sciences PhD, Andrew's career started at Severn Trent, where he covered the full cycle of feasibility studies, design, commissioning and troubleshooting.

John McGagh

John McGagh

Immediate Past President

John has been an IChemE member since 1978 and is a proud chemical engineer with more than 35 years' minerals and mining experience. Digital by nature, he led the introduction of large haulage autonomous vehicle solutions, remote operations, remote process excellence, new process systems and machine learning at an industrial scale.

Iain Martin

Iain Martin

Honorary Treasurer

Iain Martin holds 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 currently has particular emphasis on the field of renewable chemical and fuel technologies.

Jarka Glassey

Jarka Glassey

Vice President - Technical

Jarka Glassey is a Professor of Chemical engineering Education at Newcastle University. She graduated from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and, following her PhD studies at Newcastle University, she became a lecturer and then a reader at the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials at Newcastle University.

Ainslie Just

Ainslie Just

Vice President - Qualifications

Ainslie has over 40 years' experience in the process industries and consulting, including in technical, operational, management, construction, commissioning and consulting roles.

Tom White

Tom White

Vice President - International

Tom joined the IChemE in 1995 as an undergraduate then after graduation spent two years as a regional WhyNotChemEng champion before being elected as Chair of the London & South East Branch.

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.

Keith Plumb

Keith Plumb

Ordinary Member

Keith Plumb graduated from UMIST in 1974 with a BSc(1st) in Chemical Engineering and joined Lankro Chemicals. In 1979 he achieved chartered status and started a two-year MBA course at MBS.

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.

Jane Atkinson

Jane Atkinson

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.

Christina Phang

Christina Phang

Chair, Board of IChemE in Malaysia

Christina has over 25 years of experience in safety and risk management providing advice relating to safety engineering during project development, facilitation of HAZID/HAZOP/SIL studies, conduct of formal safety assessments (FSA), quantitative risk assessments (QRA) and development of onshore and offshore Safety/HSE Cases.

Allyson Woodford

Allyson Woodford

Chair, Board of IChemE in Australia

Allyson is the Operations Manager at Australia's largest oil refinery, BP Kwinana. She previously spent 17 years with Caltex Australia in several senior engineering and business roles including operations, business improvement and corporate strategy, at Caltex's refinery in Brisbane and head office in Sydney.