Voting opens for IChemE Congress

Voting opens for IChemE Congress

11th October 2018

Members of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) can now vote for who they want to represent them on Congress, a new member advisory body. Voting opened today (Thursday 11 October) and will close in two weeks on Thursday 25 October 2018 (23:59 BST).

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

Every member will have a chance to vote for their representatives on the functional college, representing members of various member grades, as all seats are contested. There are nine candidates running for four Fellow seats, five candidates running for four Chartered seats, eleven candidates running for four Early Career seats, and six candidates running for two Student seats.

In the regional college, representing IChemE’s geographical diversity, three candidates are running for two Rest of World seats.

Sixteen seats in the regional college have already been filled by members who ran uncontested (only one nomination per vacancy received). They will take up their seats with the newly elected members after the ballot closes.

Seven seats are currently vacant and according to current Regulations will remain unfilled until the next Congress election.

Candidates have been campaigning for the last two weeks including via IChemE’s member-only forum, Interface. Members are encouraged to join the forum if they haven’t already, in order to access candidate profiles and ask candidates questions.

Congress will act as a sounding board and advise the Board of Trustees on matters of interest to IChemE and its members. The results will be announced shortly after the ballots close on 25 October 2018.

How to vote

Voting opens today (11 October 2018) via Mi-Voice and will close at 23:59 BST on 25 October 2018.

Voting will be conducted electronically as far as practically possible. IChemE members with a valid email address will receive an email from Mi-Voice with details of their Unique Voter Code, and instructions on how to vote via http://www.mi-vote.com. IChemE members without a valid email address who have requested voting papers will receive these by post.

Members can only vote for candidates within their own constituency (see more information below and in the Handbook). The number of votes for each member will be allocated based on how many seats are up for election in their constituency.

Members who have not received a voting email or have any technical issues with the voting site should contact Mi-Voice directly to obtain their Unique Voter Code, using the contact details below.

Contact Mi-Voice

Democracy Technology Ltd (Mi-Voice), Gamma House, Enterprise Road, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7NS, UK
Call +44 (0) 2380 763987 or email support@mi-voice.com.

Functional college - nominees

Fellow

Fellows and Associate Fellows of IChemE may vote for four candidates each in this category. The four candidates with the highest number of votes will take up the seats on Congress representing Fellows.

  • Christopher John Chambers CEng FIChemE, Director I, Process / Specialist Engineer, Fluor (UK)
  • John Nigel Hirst CEng FIChemE, formerly Chairman, HFL Risk Services Ltd (UK)
  • Neil Harvey CEng FIChemE, Lead Process Engineer, Optimus Services Ltd (UK)
  • Parneet Paul CEng FIChemE, Head of Civil Engineering / Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Leeds Beckett University (UK)
  • Peter Hunt CEng FIChemE, Business Development Director, ABB Consulting (UK)
  • Robert Halliday Peeling CEng FIChemE, Senior Innovation Specialist, Britest Lt (UK)
  • Paul Kenny CEng FIChemE, Process Safety Technical Lead, Esso Petroleum (ExxonMobil) (UK)
  • Sanjoy Sen CEng CSci FIChemE, Development Engineer, Oil & Gas Authority (UK)
  • Tamuno Olumide Olu-Tima CEng FIChemE, Director, Camnox Ltd (Nigeria)

Chartered

Chartered members of IChemE may vote for four candidates each in this category. The four candidates with the highest number of votes will take up the seats on Congress representing Chartered members.

  • Ademola Adeku CEng MIChemE, Senior Process Engineer, Shell Petroleum Development Company (Nigeria)
  • Gareth James CEng MIChemE, Technical Leader, KBR (UK)
  • Morenike Amiaka CEng MIChemE, Process Safety Engineer, Palmtree Consult Ltd (UK)
  • Stefano Ceci CEng MIChemE, Senior Process Engineer, Johnson Matthey (UK)
  • Yasharn Smith CEng MIChemE, Senior Project Manager, National Grid (UK)

Early career

Associate, Affiliate and Technician members of IChemE may vote for four candidates in this category. The four candidates with the highest number of votes will take up the seats on Congress representing members in the early stages of their career.

  • Aiden Goulden AMIChemE, Engineer, Johnson Matthey (UK)
  • Anna Xiao AMIChemE, Engineer, GSK (UK)
  • Arran Marais-Gilchrist AMIChemE, Process Engineer, GSK (UK)
  • Dawn Thompson AMIChemE, Senior Chemical Research Engineer, Kingspan (Ireland)
  • Eoghan Joseph Mulholland AMIChemE, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queens University Belfast (Ireland)
  • Joseph Agnew AMIChemE, Graduate Process Engineer, Wood (UK)
  • Matthias Schnellmann AMIChemE, PhD Student, University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Michael Wise AMIChemE, Process and Design Engineer at Worn Again Technologies (UK)
  • Peter Clough AMIChemE, Lecturer, Cranefield University (UK)
  • Ricardo Suarez Heredia AMIChemE, Doctoral Researcher, University College London (UK)
  • Shahidur Chokdar, Project Engineering, NSG Environmental (UK)

Student

Student members of IChemE may vote for two candidates in this category. The two candidates with the highest number of votes will take up the seats on Congress representing chemical engineering students.

  • Daniel Bachynskyj-Bilas, Aston University (UK)
  • Fiona Ragan, Aston University (UK)
  • Gan Mee San, Monash University (Malaysia)
  • Matthew Johnston, Imperial College London (UK)
  • Rian Tze Kye McCawley, University of Leeds (UK)
  • Thomas Kavanagh, University of Newcastle (UK)

Regional college – nominees

Rest of the World

Fellows and Chartered members of IChemE residing in ‘Rest of World’ (view the handbook – page 5 for more information) may vote for two candidates in this category. The two candidates with the highest number of votes will take up the seats on Congress representing Rest of World.

  • Elizabeth Helen Salter CEng FIChemE, Senior Technical Safety Engineer, Petroleum Development Oman (Oman)
  • Robert Aled Davies CEng MIChemE, Former Owner of Spanish Solar (Spain)
  • Rory Davin CEng MIChemE, Senior Process Engineer, OMV Exploration & Production (Austria)

Uncontested

The following members will take up the positions on Congress without an election as they were uncontested by another nomination for the same seat. All uncontested seats were in the Regional College.

  • All Ireland (UK & IRE) - Eur Ing Brian Michael Stapylton-Smith CEng FIChemE, Lead Process Engineer (Ireland)
  • Australia - Grant Wellwood CEng FIChemE, General Manager, Jenike & Johanson (Australia)
  • Australia – Jane Linda Cutler FIChemE, Non-Executive Director, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (Australia)
  • Eastern (UK & IRE) - Peter William Thomas FIChemE, formerly employed at Genzyme Ltd (UK)
  • Malaysia - Ramakrishnan Nagasundara Ramanan CEng MIChemE, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Monash University (Malaysia)
  • North West & North Wales (UK & IRE) - Alexander Allen CEng FIChemE, Technical Lead, Sellafield Ltd (UK)
  • North West & North Wales (UK & IRE) - Anthony Alexander Greenough CEng MIChemE, Researcher (UK)
  • North East (UK & IRE) - Eur Ing Syed Mohammad Ali CEng CSci FIChemE, Process Safety Management Leader, Phillips 66 Ltd (UK)
  • North East (UK & IRE) - Farid Benyahia CEng FIChemE, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham (UK)
  • New Zealand - Greig Wilson CEng FIChemE, Business Development Manager, DETA Consulting Ltd (New Zealand)
  • Singapore - Joseph William Eades CEng FIChemE, Managing Director, Ispahan Group (Singapore)
  • South Africa - Jacob Johannes Scholtz CEng FIChemE, Senior Manager Separation Technology, Sasol (South Africa)
  • South East (UK & IRE) - Kit Loong Oung CEng MIChemE, Director, Energy Efficien:ology (UK)
  • South Central (UK & IRE) - Shashi Mawkin CEng MIChemE, formerly PMC Director, Jacobs Engineering (UK)
  • South Wales (UK & IRE) - Maryam Farhanah Badiuszaman CEng MIChemE, Process Engineer, Mott MacDonald Bentley (Wales)
  • USA - Christopher McDermott CEng MIChemE, Flow Assurance & Production Chemistry Technical Authority, BP America (USA)

Vacant

These seats will remain unfilled until the next election, unless Congress decide to amend the Regulations that determine this ruling.

  • Regional – Canada - One vacancy available, no nominations
  • Regional - Midlands (UK & IRE) - One vacancy available, no nominations
  • Regional - North Scotland (UK & IRE) - One vacancy available, no nominations
  • Regional - South East (UK & IRE) - Two vacancies available, only one filled - uncontested
  • Regional - South Scotland (UK & IRE) - One vacancy available, no nominations
  • Regional - South West (UK & IRE) - One vacancy available, no nominations
  • Regional – Netherlands - One vacancy available, no nominations

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Notes to media

For more information please contact: 

Tara Wilson, Head of Communications, IChemE 
t: +44 (0) 1788 534454 
e: twilson@icheme.org 

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

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