Our council

Our Council is chaired by the President and 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. 

Council meeting dates 2019-20


23 October 2019
27 May 2020

The Council 2019-20

Role Name
Chair and President PROFESSOR JOE MCGEOUGH FREng
Past President CAROLYN GRIFFITHS FREng
Past President JON HILTON
Past President PROFESSOR RICHARD FOLKSON

Ordinary Members of Council

Fellows Members
NICK BARNETT MICHAEL ALLEN
JOHN BLACKLOCK EUR ING XAVIER DEMEULENAERE
BRUC BUCHAN 

SIMON EVANS

IAN BUNCE

JOHN JOST

SIMON EDWARDS

SIDDARTHA KHASTGIR

PAUL ELLERTON
DOLORES O'REILLY
RONALD HUNT

STUART PATERSON

MARK JACKSON 
SARAH RICE 
DR AMIR KESHMIRI
MARTIN ROBINSON
CHRIS kINCHIN-SMITH

RUTH SHILSTON 

JOHN LOWE

(2 casual vacancies) 

EUR ING CHRIS LOWTHER
  
PROFESSOR ALISON McMILLAN

IAN MASH

RICHARD SIBBICK

DAVID WILLIAMSON



Divisional Chairs

Division Name
Aerospace ANDREW BRADLEY
Automobile PAUL JONES
Biomedical Engineering Division SYLVAIN JAMAIS
Construction & Building Services FRANK MILLS
Manufacturing Industries PROFESSOR SAM TURNER
Power Industries GRANT SPENCE
Process Industries DR TIM FOX
Railway GRAHAM NEIL

Group Chairs

Group Name
Energy, Environment & Sustainability RUPERT BLACKSTONE 
Fluid Machinery DR MARTIN YATES 
Management Group STEVE HOLLOWAY
Mechatronics, Informatics & Control IAN MORRIS
Powertrain Systems  & Fuels STEVE SAPSFORD
Pressure Systems DR PAUL SMITH
Safety & Reliability PETE STEWART
Structural Technology & Materials PROFESSOR SIMON QUINN
Thermofluids DR CAROLA KOENIG
Tribology PROFESSOR ARDIAN MORINA

Regional Chairs

Region Name
Eastern PETER WOTHERSPOON
East Midlands ALLAN JONES 
Greater London SIMON PAISH
Merseyside & North Wales JOHN POLLARD
Midland DREW TAGGART
North-Eastern BOWMAN BRADLEY 
North-Western PAUL SHECHTER
Northern Ireland CARLOS LATCHAM 
Republic of Ireland PADDY SHERIDAN
Scottish ALAN STEWART
South-Eastern CHRIS BROCKLEY-BLATT
South Wales DAVID HARWOOD  
Thameswey MARTIN NASH
Wessex TIM MARSHALL
Western IAN PARSONS
Yorkshire LUKE FARMER

International Regional Chairs

International region Name
Americas JIM COWLING
Europe DR ANDY STORER
Middle East & Africa DR AMR ELBANHAWY 
North-East Asia LOUIS KA SING SZETO
Oceania LESLIE YEOW
South-East Asia PROFESSOR VINESH THIRUCHELVAM
Southern Asia

SHEKHAR CHAKRAVARTY 



Young Members' Board

Role Name
Chair CHRISTIAN YOUNG
Chair Elect BEN VALLELY
Vice-Chair BEN MILLS-WALLACE
Vice-Chair COSTAS YIANGOU


Diversity and Inclusion Committee 

Role Name
Chair ISOBEL POLLOCK-HULF

Ask a question

If you would like to find out more about our Council, Young Members' Board and Equality & Diversity Steering Group, contact Joan Gibbins: