Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

  • Position Committee Member


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

He moved into contracting with Imtech Process where he led a large team of process engineers in multiple locations across the UK, and has undertaken “Visiting lecturer” roles with several Universities.

Prior to his current role with Atkins, he worked in a consultancy (Royal HaskoningDHV) leading the UK roll-out of a new wastewater treatment technology, described as “the biggest change to the industry in 100 years” (United Utilities’ Head of Innovation).

Election statement

I have been part of the IChemE Water SIG committee for 10 of the last 12 years, including several years as Chair. For the last seven years, I have been working with that network to bring a new technology into the UK. This has involved not just technical leadership, but also change management to both working practices, and also to business models.

I believe the skills that I have developed will be helpful to the Learned Society Committee as we change the way the Institution works, and bring people together to share their knowledge and experience, and establish the thought leadership required for our vision of the future.

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