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 is led by the Council Leadership Committee.(♦)

Council meeting dates 2024


17 January 2024
9 May 2024
23 May 2024
19 June 2024
4 September 2024

Council 2024-25

Role Name
Chair MARTIN ROBINSON† †
Deputy Chair BEN VALLELY
 President CLIVE HICKMAN 
Past President GILES HARTILL
 Past President PHIL PEEL
Past President PROFESSOR JOE MCGEOUGH FREng

†† Ordinary Member of Council (Fellow)

Ordinary Member of Council (Member)

Ordinary Members of Council

Fellows  Members
PRADEEP AGRAWAL RANSFORD AMPONSAH
HASSAN GHAYASUDDIN ANSARI GIANPAOLO BENEDETTI
JOHN BLACKLOCK BRUCE BUCHAN
JOHN BUTLER ADAM BURGESS
MARK JACKSON PROFESSOR AMR ELBANHAWY
PAUL JOHNSON GRAME HIND
 MARK JACKSON DOLORES O'REILLY
PAUL JOHNSON  ROBERT RAYNER
FRAZER MACKAY  SARAH RICE
FRASER MAITLAND ANKIT SHARMA 
PROFESSOR ALISON MCMILLAN  KEVIN SHELTON
IAN MASH  
LISA NORCROSS  
LOUIS SZETO  
DAVID WILLIAMSON  
LESLIE YEOW  

Divisional Chairs

Division Name
Aerospace STEPHEN PHILLIPS
Automobile LISA BINGLEY
Biomedical Engineering Division ANTONIO FRATINI
Construction and Building Services MAIRA BANA/DAVID SMITH
Manufacturing Industries KOSTAS SALONITIS
Power Industries GRANT SPENCE
Process Industries IAN HANCOCK
Railway ANDREW SKINNER

Group Chairs

Group Name
Energy, Environment and Sustainability RUPERT BLACKSTONE 
Fluid Machinery PHARIC SMITH
Management Group PAUL BALLINGTON
Mechatronics, Informatics and Control ERIC ROGERS
Powertrain Systems  and Fuels DR RICHARD OSBORNE
Pressure Systems DR PAUL SMITH
Safety and Reliability MARK  NORRIS
Structural Technology and Materials PAYAM KHAZAEINEJAD
Thermofluids MARK WILSON
Tribology IAN SHERRINGTON

Regional Chairs

Region Name
Eastern JOHN SHEPPARD
East Midlands CARLE ZAVELETA
Greater London ESFANDIAR KHALEGHI
Merseyside and North Wales MAUREEN BARKER
Midland KEVIN BLACKTOP
North-Eastern ALAN D’AMBROGIO 
North-Western DAVE TERRY
Northern Ireland PETER MARTIN
Republic of Ireland DERMOT BRABAZON
Scottish ABHISHEK BHATIA
South-Eastern STEVE SMITH
South Wales HOWARD JONES
Thameswey SIMON EDWARDS
Wessex SIMON PORTER
Western JOHNATHAN MILSOM
Yorkshire ALLAN HUNT

International Regional Chairs

International region Name
Americas JIM COWLING ♦ 
Europe DANIEL FANTONI
Middle East and Africa MUHAMAD UNEEB
North-East Asia VINCENT HO
Oceania NIC COULTHARD
South-East Asia DR CHUA YAW
Southern Asia

CHANAKA WANNIARACHCHI

Young Members' Board

Role Name
Chair OLIVER JORIS
Immediate Past Chair EMIL TSCHEPP
Vice-Chair JAKE BROWN
Vice-Chair RAFSAN CHOWDHURY

Diversity and Inclusion Committee 

Role Name
Chair HOLLEY REECE-BARKELL

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