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Our Young Members Board

Our Young Members Board (YMB) representatives are responsible for bringing the views of our Young Members from their specific area to the forefront of discussion.

Our YM representatives share best practice with each other across regions, industry divisions, specialist groups, consultative committees and overseas members. This fusion of views within the YMB forms a cohesive vision that represents all YMs at our main Trustee Board meetings. The YMB is an ideal support network for YMs because it covers a vast variety of areas.

Find out more about being a YMB representative.

This is a list of all positions in the YMB and the current representatives in post. Please make a note of your rep and work with them to strengthen the voice of our Young Members.

Young Members Board 2022-23

YMB Executive Team

Role Name
Chair Emil Tschepp
Immediate Past Chair Costas Yiangou
Chair-Elect Oliver Joris
Vice-Chair Rafsan Chowdhury
Vice-Chair TBC
Trustee Board Representative Nicky Valentine

UK Regions and Branch representatives

Region Name
Eastern TBC
East Midlands Amit Parmar
Greater London Michael Sobodu
Merseyside & North Wales Joseph Latham
Midlands Nikhil Chelorakandy
North-East Valentin Kokorin
North-West Naweed Shahid
Northern Ireland TBC
Republic of Ireland TBC
Scotland Jack Mitchell-Divers
South-East Ben Carter
South Wales Ikechukwu Onuorah
Thameswey Jose Hunter
Wessex Simon Porter
Western Montserrat Caso Fernandez
Yorkshire Harry Pill

Industries and Specialisms

Industry Name
Aerospace Stephen McLaughlin
Automobile Oliver Joris
Construction & Building Services Roshni Wijesekera
Energy Environment and Sustainability Daniel Shepherd
Fluid Machinery TBC
Manufacturing Jason Yearsley
Biomedical Engineering Samuel Vennin
Mechatronics, Informatics & Controls Dinesh Sharma
Power Industries Hassan Joudi
Powertrain Systems & Fuels Group Malcolm Marecki
Pressure Systems TBC
Process Industries Amira Tamam
Railway David Pearce
Safety & Reliability Joseph Wharton
Structural Technology & Materials Akram Zitoun
Thermofluids Matteo de Giovanetti
Tribology TBC

Consultative Committees

Committee Name
 International Young Members Committee Ankit Sharma
Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Ladi Ariyo
Professional Development Standards Committee TBC
Qualifications and Membership Board Supun Fernando
Regional Strategy Board Ethan Spall
Technical Strategy Board David Pearce
 Trustee Board Joshua Thomson Smith 
Trustee Board Awards Committee Jake Brown
 Education Skills Strategy Board Christian Young
 Heritage Committee Samuel Smith


Alice Callaghan
 Ben Mills Wallace
Mahnoor Akhter

Ask a question

If you feel you're a suitable candidate for the Young Members Board, contact us.

The Young Members Board is currently recruiting for various positions.

For further information please visit our recruitment page.