Council, Board and Committee Biographies A-G

See also: Biographies H-Z

Bims Alalade

Bims Alalade
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Bims is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with many years of HR experience under her belt from both commercial and not for profit sector. Bims joined IMechE in 2018. Her interest in diversity was first sparked while working at BT where she was mentored by the Head of Equality and was tasked to write the equality articles for the 3,000 plus BT personnel community. She also joined the ethnic minority network whose goal was to see an increase in managers from ethnic minorities in BT.

Bims has always championed the diversity agenda, she led a transformation training project tasked with eradicating sexism from workplaces while working for a subsidiary of Ford Europe. Bims and her HR team also organised and hosted the first diversity and inclusion forum on behalf of YMCA in England and Wales to promote the diversity and inclusion agenda within the YMCA community.

Ladi Ariyo

  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Ladi is a mechanical engineer at Arup with several years of experience in design and construction both within the public and private sectors. As well as being an active STEM ambassador, and diversity and inclusion facilitator.

Ladi is passionate about sustainability, education and empowering marginalised groups in society. He has contributed to several large-scale projects encompassing the fields of transport, data centres and education. He also serves as the IMechE's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Anni Broadhead

  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Anni is Chief Executive Officer of IMechE's Support Network

Jim Cowling

Jim Cowling

CEng FIMechE

  • Council Leadership Committee

Jim has over 40 years’ experience in industrial noise/vibration control, initially with NEI Parsons in Newcastle, UK and from 1988-2019 with KBR in Houston, Texas.

He is Board Certified with the Institute of Noise Control Engineering in the USA and a is acknowledged expert in noise control design for major energy and oil/gas projects. He is also a recognized technical authority on acoustically and flow induced vibration (AIV/FIV) in piping systems. He has published extensively at technical society and industry conferences.

Within IMechE Jim is Chair of Texas Branch, Americas Region Chair and member of Council. He is a member of the International Strategy Board and the Ethics and Principles Committee.

Sean Fox

Sean Fox
  • Real Estate Strategy Group

Sean Fox joined the Institution in October 2017 with a mandate to transform our finance and commercial functions, and establish a rigorous risk management system, and in mid-2018 also took over responsibility for the IT department and the Digital Modernisation programme.

After completing his first degree at Oxford, in Physics, Sean became a chartered accountant, qualifying in 1990 with the top 6 firm, BDO.

In 1997 he moved to Marks & Spencer, including a 2-year stint in Marketing before taking his first not-for-profit role as Group Finance Director at the Institute of Physics (IOP) in 2004. His wide experience in financial and commercial roles, as well as his professional membership body experience at the IOP, gives Sean a highly relevant perspective on his current role. He has a strong belief in the motivation and engagement of people being the key to long-term success, a belief which is equally applicable to staff and members.

 

Philip Goodge

Philip Goodge
  • Real Estate Strategy Group

A chartered member of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management and as Head of building Services for the Institution Philip has been responsible for both Health and Safety and the hard and soft facilities services at its central London headquarters on Birdcage Walk for almost 10 years. Prior to taking over his current role at IMechE in 2011 he was Facilities Manager for a US based study abroad program operating a 300 bed student residence hall in Chelsea and Building Manager at the London Lighthouse, an HIV centre in Ladbroke Grove. Before moving into the world of building management Philip spent over 10 years in the hotel and hospitality industry. After nearly 10 years at the Institution the biggest challenge is meeting the needs of our members and staff while preserving the heritage of the building.

Richard Guest

Richard Guest
B.Eng, MBA, C.Eng, FIMechE
  • Nominations Committee

Richard is currently an interim Managing Director/ CEO and has spent the past 24 years as MD of exporting engineering businesses located in the UK and overseas.

After university, Richard joined Davy McKee in 1986 which manufactured aluminium rolling mills and process plant, immediately gaining significant international exposure in the far east, particularly China. He then moved into the EPC arena with Courtaulds Group in the UK before moving into the power-generation & marine sectors with Brush Group and MAN Energy Solutions, spending significant time overseas. This included working at a wind turbine company in Germany for a year. Richard also spent 6 years in the automotive and aerospace sector leading a company manufacturing test equipment.

Since becoming a Fellow of IMechE in 2000, Richard has championed the MPDS scheme in the businesses he has worked at, and has been involved participating as interviewer and Chair in Professional Registration Interviews.