The members of the Society of Chemical Engineers in New Zealand (SCENZ) have voted to become the branch of IChemE in New Zealand.
The decision was made at a SCENZ special general meeting on the 24th November 2009 and the Chair of the Board of SCENZ - IChemE in New Zealand Dr Max Kennedy says the move will benefit chemical engineers in New Zealand: "The member vote provides the Board the mandate to develop IChemE in New Zealand and to enhance the networks and profile of chemical and process engineering in New Zealand."
IChemE Chief Executive, Dr David Brown says "IChemE is 100% committed both to the support of the New Zealand chemical and process engineering community and to contribute to the general promotion of the engineering profession in conjunction with the leading national bodies such as IPENZ (Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand).
"This new branch is very important for IChemE to be able to effectively promote chemical and process engineering careers and the profession in New Zealand and to connect New Zealand chemical engineers with their global colleagues."
IChemE in New Zealand members will benefit from a program of continuing professional development, technical meetings and events, enhancing networks across New Zealand.
For information on membership and member services contact: email@example.com.
Peter Slane CEng FIChemE