IChemE announces candidates for key elections

IChemE announces candidates for key elections

16th April 2021

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has announced the candidates running for seats on three of its key bodies ahead of ballots opening later this month.

Today (16 April), candidates have been announced for available positions on the IChemE Board of Trustees, Congress and Learned Society Committee.

Board of Trustees candidates

Position: Deputy President

  • David Bogle
  • Max Lu

Position: Vice President Learned Society

  • Alexandra Meldrum
  • Keith Plumb

Position: Ordinary Member (3 seats)

  • Toby Chancellor-Weale
  • David Edwards
  • Macsene Isles-Ahite
  • Alexander Routh
  • Sanjoy Sen
  • Mark Sutton
  • Wendy Wilson

Position: Honorary Treasurer

  • Iain Martin (uncontested)

Position: Vice President Qualifications

  • Rob Best (uncontested)

Position: Vice President Member Engagement

  • Andrea Hosey (uncontested)

The Vice President Member Engagement is a new role that has replaced the Vice President Regions given the Institution’s focus on member engagement as part of Strategy 2024.

Congress candidates

Regional College

Position: Australia representative (2 seats)

  • James Shorthouse (uncontested)
  • Not filled

Position: Rest of the World representative

  • Padraig Collins (uncontested)

Position: All Ireland representative

  • Not filled

Position: UK North East representative

  • Not filled

Position: UK North West & North Wales representative

  • William Harper (uncontested)

Position: UK South Scotland representative

  • Not filled

Functional College

Position: Chartered representative (2 seats)

  • Francesco Del Giudice
  • Simon Stanbridge
  • Mark Talford

Position: Early Career representative (2 seats)

  • Hussein Hussen
  • Nikita Javale
  • Shivani Kumar
  • Miranda Mirzad
  • Rebecca Lobb
  • Sarah Matthews
  • Fiona McIntosh
  • Pranetr Pattabhiraman

Position: Student representative

  • Dhruv Singh (uncontested)

Of the 12 available seats in Congress, four have been filled uncontested (as shown above), four seats are contested, and four seats remain unfilled. 

Learned Society Committee candidates

Position: Ordinary Member (4 seats)

  • Hui Tong Chua
  • Conor Crowley
  • Adrian Dickison
  • Steven Flynn
  • Haydn Furlonge
  • Amanda Lake
  • Brett Mahar
  • Atul Panchmatia
  • Matthew Turnbull

Members of IChemE are encouraged to review the candidates’ election statements ahead of the ballot opening which, for the first time, have been developed in video format as well as written format. Election statements for candidates in all elections can be found here.

Voting will open at 14:00 BST on 30 April 2021 and close at 09:30 BST on 21 May 2021.

All eligible members will receive an email with a unique voter code and details on how to vote from Mi-Voice, an independent electoral service provider.

The successful candidates will take up their seats with effect from the Annual General Meeting to be held on 14 June 2021, when those sitting in uncontested seats will also be formally elected.

The Institution is urging all members to vote in this election to champion an IChemE that is led by members, supports members and serves society.  

For more information on the elections and how to vote, visit www.icheme.org/elections


Trustee, Congress and Learned Society Committee elections

Candidate election statements


For more information please contact:

Lucy Cook, Communications Manager, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534454
e: lcook@icheme.org

Rachael Fraser, Communications Executive, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534435
e: rfraser@icheme.org

Ketna Mistry, Communications Executive, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534484
e: kmistry@icheme.org

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