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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 2022


18 January 2022
22 March 2022
12 May 2022
21 June 2022
15 September 2022
6 December 2022

Council 2020-21

Role Name
Chair MARTIN ROBINSON† †
Deputy Chair BOWMAN BRADLEY ♦† †
President PHIL PEEL
 Past President  PETER FLINN
Past President PROFESSOR JOE MCGEOUGH FREng
Past President TONY ROCHE FREng

†† Ordinary Member of Council (Fellow)

Ordinary Member of Council (Member)

Ordinary Members of Council

Fellows  Members
PRADEEP AGRAWAL VISHAL GOYAL
JOHN BLACKLOCK PROJJAL GUPTA 
BOWMAN BRADLEY GRAME HIND
 SIMON EVANS 

CHRISMA JAIN 

 MATT GARSIDE ♦ ESFANDIAR KHALEGHI
  DAVID HUGHES SIDDARTHA KHASTGIR 
MARK JACKSON ♦ DOLORES O'REILLY
  DR SYLVAIN JAMAIS ♦  SARAH RICE 
JOHN LOWE, BEM   DENIS SEXTON
IAN MASH ANKIT SHARMA
PROFESSOR ALISON McMILLAN KEVIN SHELTON
 ANDY PUGH  BEN VALLELY
RUTH SHILSTON   
DAVID WILLIAMSON 
RICHARD LOCKETT 

Divisional Chairs

Division Name
Aerospace STEPHEN PHILLIPS
Automobile ANDREW FRASER
Biomedical Engineering Division HELEN MEESE
Construction and Building Services MAIRA BANA/DAVID SMITH
Manufacturing Industries DR MARTIN CROSS
Power Industries GRANT SPENCE
Process Industries RICHARD TIPLADY
Railway NOEL TRAVERS

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 DR RICHARD OSBORNE
Pressure Systems DR PAUL SMITH
Safety and Reliability MARK  NORRIS
Structural Technology and Materials SIMON BRITTLE
Thermofluids MARK WILSON
Tribology IAN SHERRINGTON

Regional Chairs

Region Name
Eastern JOHN SHEPPARD
East Midlands MANUEL JIMENEZ-CATALINA
Greater London SIMON PAISH
Merseyside and North Wales MAUREEN BARKER
Midland KEVIN BLACKTOP
North-Eastern ANDY STEVENSON 
North-Western DAVE TERRY
Northern Ireland IAN DOUGLAS
Republic of Ireland DERMOT BRABAZON
Scottish MATTHEW LASKAJ
South-Eastern CHRIS BROCKLEY-BLATT
South Wales HOWARD JONES
Thameswey JOHN McCARTHY
Wessex TIM MARSHALL
Western JOHNATHAN MILSOM
Yorkshire BRIAN LAWSON

International Regional Chairs

International region Name
Americas JIM COWLING ♦ 
Europe DANIEL FANTONI
Middle East and Africa HASSAN N ANSARI
North-East Asia CHRIS CHEUNG
Oceania LESLIE YEOW
South-East Asia DR CHUA YAW
Southern Asia

CHANAKA WANNIARACHCHI

Young Members' Board

Role Name
Chair COSTAS YIANGOU ♦
Chair-Elect  
Vice-Chair  
Vice-Chair GARETH MACMILLAN

Diversity and Inclusion Committee 

Role Name
Chair ISOBEL POLLOCK-HULF

Council Annual Report 2021

Read the Council Report for 2021-22 to see how your representatives are helping shape the future of the Institution. If you would like to join them next year, watch out for notices of the annual elections in the New Year.

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