Our council

Our Council is made up of representatives from all membership groups, Regions, Divisions and Specialist Groups.

The Council guides and advises the Trustee Board on strategy, membership and other key issues. The Council's Terms of Reference [PDF] and the Council Role Profile set out the responsibilities of the Council.

The Council meets twice a year with virtual meetings arranged as and when required.

The Council is led by the Council Leadership Committee.(♦)

Council meeting dates 2021-22


22 February 2021
24 May 2021
20 July 2021

Council 2020-21

Role Name
Chair MARTIN ROBINSON† †
Deputy Chair BOWMAN BRADLEY ♦† †
President PETER FLINN
Past President PROFESSOR JOE MCGEOUGH FREng
Past President TONY ROCHE FREng
Past President GEOFF BAKER
Past President TERRY SPALL

†† Ordinary Member of Council (Fellow)

Ordinary Member of Council (Member)

Ordinary Members of Council

Fellows  Members
JOHN BLACKLOCK MICHAEL ALLEN
BOWMAN BRADLEY VISHAL GOYAL
BRUCE BUCHAN PROJJAL GUPTA
IAN BUNCE 

CHRISMA JAIN 

SIMON EVANS  ESFANDIAR KHALEGHI
 DAVID HUGHES SIDDARTHA KHASTGIR 
MARK JACKSON ♦ DOLORES O'REILLY
 DR SYLVAIN JAMAIS ♦  STUART PATERSON
CHRIS KINCHIN-SMITH ♦   SARAH RICE
 JOHN LOWE, BEM DENIS SEXTON
PROFESSOR ALISON McMILLAN KEVIN SHELTON
ANDY PUGH   (1 Vacancy)
RUTH SHILSTON   (1 Vacancy)
DAVID WILLIAMSON 

Divisional Chairs

Division Name
Aerospace ANDREW BRADLEY
Automobile ANDREW FRASER
Biomedical Engineering Division HELEN MEESE
Construction and Building Services FRANK MILLS
Manufacturing Industries DR MARTIN CROSS
Power Industries GRANT SPENCE
Process Industries RICHARD TIPLADY
Railway JAMES COLLINSON

Group Chairs

Group Name
Energy, Environment and Sustainability RUPERT BLACKSTONE 
Fluid Machinery NILIA KARLSEN-DAVIES / TOM PENDREY
Management Group DR GARETH PEEL
Mechatronics, Informatics and Control ERIC ROGERS
Powertrain Systems  and Fuels STEVE SAPSFORD
Pressure Systems DR PAUL SMITH
Safety and Reliability MARK  NORRIS
Structural Technology and Materials JOY TAO
Thermofluids DR CAROLA KOENIG
Tribology IAN SHERRINGTON

Regional Chairs

Region Name
Eastern JOHN SHEPPARD
East Midlands ALLAN JONES 
Greater London SIMON PAISH
Merseyside and North Wales JOHN POLLARD
Midland PROFESSOR REZA ZIARATI
North-Eastern ANDY STEVENSON 
North-Western NICK HANSON
Northern Ireland CARLOS LATCHAM 
Republic of Ireland DERMOT BRABAZON
Scottish MATTHEW LASKAJ
South-Eastern CHRIS BROCKLEY-BLATT
South Wales HOWARD JONES
Thameswey MARTIN NASH
Wessex TIM MARSHALL
Western JOHNATHAN MILSOM
Yorkshire BRIAN LAWSON

International Regional Chairs

International region Name
Americas JIM COWLING ♦ 
Europe DR ANDY STORER
Middle East and Africa HASSAN N ANSARI
North-East Asia CHRIS CHEUNG
Oceania LESLIE YEOW
South-East Asia PROFESSOR VINESH THIRUCHELVAM
Southern Asia

CHANAKA WANNIARACHCHI

Young Members' Board

Role Name
Chair BEN MILLS-WALLACE
Chair-Elect COSTAS YIANGOU 
Vice-Chair NICK VALENTINE
Vice-Chair (TBC)

Diversity and Inclusion Committee 

Role Name
Chair ISOBEL POLLOCK-HULF OBE

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