Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team is committed to working with our members, employees and external stakeholders around the globe to deliver our vision of improving the world through engineering.

Clive Hickman OBE BSc MBA PhD FREng CEng FIMechE MIOD


Clive Hickman is the 2024/25 President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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Dr Alice Bunn OBE FIMechE

Chief Executive

Dr Alice Bunn is Chief Executive of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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Joanna Horton

Member Operations Director

Joanna has worked in the charity sector for over 25 years focusing on volunteer relations; membership development; diversity and inclusion and international development.

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Sean Fox

Finance & Commercial Director

Sean joined the Institution in October 2017 initially responsible for finance and commercial but has also assumed responsibility for communications and marketing.

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Bims Alalade

HR Director

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.

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James Partington

Director of Engineering Policy and Impact

James joined the institution in October 2022 in the role of Director of Engineering Policy and Impact.

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Jake Fraser

Director of Digital, Data, and Innovation

Jake leads technology and digital systems across IMechE, including the digital-first lens on the Institution’s vision for 2030.

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