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Public and Private Sector Consultancy - with Two of IChemE's Big Hitters - David Brown and Malcolm Wilkinson - Recording available

Date From: 01 July 2015
Location: Online
Description: IChemE's current chief executive and former engineering director share their experiences of working in consultancy in the public and private sectors, key lessons learnt and some pitfalls to be avoided, and take questions from the audience. The webinar is hosted by the Consultancy Special Interest Group's chairman, Dr Martin Currie. Members of the Consultancy Special Interest Group can replay a recording of this webinar free of charge. Visit the group's Resources area and log in with your membership number and PIN / password to access the webinar archive.
Event Type: Webinar
Venue: Online
Organiser: Consultancy Special Interest Group

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Topic

IChemE's current chief executive and former engineering director share their experiences of working in consultancy in the public and private sectors, key lessons learnt and some pitfalls to be avoided, and take questions from the audience. The webinar is hosted by the Consultancy Special Interest Group's chairman, Dr Martin Currie.

The speakers

Dr David Brown is chief executive of IChemE – the international organisation for chemical, biochemical and process engineering professionals, with 43,000 members around the world.

David's background is in chemicals, biotechnology and polymers businesses for ICI plc; as head of a business unit for the University of Warwick, UK; and then at consultants Arthur D Little Ltd where as head of the Technology and Innovation Management practice, he was responsible for extensive work on innovation, research and technology exploitation at international, national, regional and company levels.

He also co-developed Arthur D Little’s sustainability services offerings, and worked over several years with the chemical and process sectors in the north-east of England. He has served as a board member of several organisations connected with science or engineering on national and regional scales and of a refugee charity, and as non-executive deputy chairman of a regional development agency.

David is a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institute of Knowledge Transfer and a Fellow of IChemE, the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

 

Malcolm WilkinsonMalcolm Wilkinson has had a 35 year international career in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry mainly with BP holding senior management positions in Italy, Australia, Belgium and Korea as well as the UK. After leaving BP he worked in the USA for John Brown E&C (subsequently Kvaerner) as COO of a joint venture process contractor working exclusively for Dupont before returning to the UK as engineering director of IChemE.

He became MD of the Crystal Faraday Partnership – a DTI funded company specialising in the transfer and implementation of green technology to the chemical industry – in May 2001, retiring at the end of 2004 but continuing as a consultant. Since 2010 he has been active in assisting process industry companies to develop strategies for sustainable development as a director of Sustinium Ltd. He was a member of the government’s Sustainable Development Panel before its demise, has served on government Foresight panels and the Engineering the Future Strategy Group.

Malcolm is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of IChemE, chairman of IChemE’s Sustainability Special Interest Group, and a trustee of its Benevolent Fund.

Format

A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.
Duration (for CPD recording purposes): up to one hour.

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