IChemE announces candidates for Trustee and Congress seats

IChemE announces candidates for Trustee and Congress seats

28th April 2023

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has announced the candidates running for seats on two of its key bodies as voting opens today (28 April).  

Eligible members are encouraged to vote for their preferred candidates standing for the two contested positions on IChemE’s Board of Trustees and the one contested position on Congress, the Institution’s member advisory body.

All eligible members will require a unique voter code to be able to vote which can be found in personalised emails sent from Mi-Voice, an independent electoral service provider, which will also include the notice and relevant information regarding the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The ballot is now open for the contested seats as listed below and will close at 09:30 BST on 19 May 2023.

Board of Trustees candidates

Position: Deputy President

  • Mark Apsey
  • Keith Carpenter
  • Stefaan Simons

Position: Ordinary Member (one seat):

  • Chris Hamlin
  • Zainab Kayat
  • Adriana Vargas-Colwill

Congress candidates

Position: Fellow representative (one seat)

  • John Gunner
  • Sujeewa Sumanasena

Of the 23 available seats in Congress, eight have been filled uncontested, one seat is contested and 14 seats remain unfilled. 

The successful candidates will take up their seats with effect from the AGM to be held virtually on 13 June 2023, when those sitting in uncontested seats will also be formally elected.

Members are encouraged to review the candidates’ election statements which have been developed in video format as well as written format. Additionally, members may wish to read interviews with the Board of Trustees’ candidates in this article which appears in the April edition of The Chemical Engineer magazine.

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


Trustee and Congress elections

Candidate election statements


For more information please contact:

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

Claire Shepherd, Communications Executive, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534457
e: cshepherd@icheme.org

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