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Process Industries Division: How we are governed

Process Industries Division is concerned industries where primary production processes are either continuous or batch produced.

Process Industries Division Board

Richard Tiplady CEng FIMechE - Chair

Turnaround Engineer, Tiplady Engineering Management Services Ltd.

Richard is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years experience in engineering major turnarounds for onshore oil refineries and gas facilities.

He works as an independent contractor for a number of major oil and gas companies and global consultancies in the UK and overseas.

Whilst undertaking his mechanical engineering degree at Imperial College, Richard gained work experience in the nuclear fuel industry. After graduation he spent five years in heavy steel industry maintenance during which he gained chartered status via the IMechE MPDS process. He then progressed to turnaround engineering in the process industries.

Tim Fox CEng FIMechE - Immediate Past Chair

Independent Consultant 

Noel Hensman CEng MIMechE - Vice Chair - Member Engagement


James Bridge CEng FIMechE - Past Chair


Michael Buckland CEng FIMechE - Past Chair

Air Liquide Global Management Services GMBH

Process Industries Division Board Members

Masoud Bagherzadeh CEng FIMechE

Senior Static Equipment Engineer, Fluor Ltd

Allan Barton - Co-opted Member

Global Business Leader Resources and Waste, Arup

Kenneth Burns CEng MIMechE

Oliver Butler CEng FIMechE

General Manager, LNG Market Development,  Shell International E&P

Alan D'Ambrogio CEng IMechE

Vice President Oil and Gas, ABB Consulting

Phillip Dale CEng FIMechE

Operations Manager, Fulifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies UK Ltd

Graham Leason CEng FIMechE

Director & Consultant, Tech-A Ltd

Murat Islam CEng MIMechE - Young Member Representative

Mechanical Engineer IV, John Crane UK Ltd

Thanos Moros CEng FIMechE

Engineering Director Consultant

John Phillips CEng FIMechE

Prizes and Awards

Simon Rees CEng FIMechE

Projects Director, Norton Straw Consultants

Stuart Scott - Co-opted Member

Reader in Energy & Thermodynamics, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Karen Stevenson - Co-opted Member

Compliance Officer, GSK Pharma Engineering and EHS

Ting Wing-Kuen CEng FIMechE - Process Industries Division Prizes and Awards Chair

Sunil Panchbhai AMIMechE - North West Centre Secretary and Treasurer

Founder, AscenTrack Consulting, Pune, India

Secretary and Treasurer, India Technical Centre

Jin Xuan CEng FIMechE - Young Member representative

Senior Lecturer, School of AACME, Loughborough University

Steve Johnson - Co-opted Member

Vice President  Plant Asset Management, Petrofac

Technical Activity Committees and Centre Chairs

Milind Atrey CEng FIMechE - Process Industries Division India Centre Chair, Mumbai

Professor Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay  

Keith Brewood CEng FIMechE - Food and Drink Engineering Committee

CEO, Total Food Holdings Limited

Keith Brewood is a specialist consultant to the food industry.

Keith is a Chartered Engineer and also a Member of the Institute of Food Science & Technology and a professional member of the Institute of Food Technology. Keith has a wide knowledge of the Food Industry gained from designing and building food factories worldwide to product and process development bringing new products to market. Keith has operated and managed food businesses at a senior level in technical, operational, commercial, marketing and CEO capacities.

Keith is a founding member of the British Contract Manufacturers & Packers Association.

John Clegg CEng FIMechE - Upstream, Oil and Gas Committee

Director, J M Clegg Ltd

John Clegg has three decades of experience in engineering, manufacturing, sales and operations in upstream oil and gas. He has worked with: drill bits; directional drilling; measurement while drilling; logging while drilling; managed pressure drilling; wireline services; and subsea controls and is now running his own company consulting on innovation strategy and the innovation process as well as technical issues.

John is an active member of Society of Petroleum Engineers where he serves on the boards of the Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section and Research and Development Technical Section. John is a Fellow of IMechE and has served on the committee since its creation.

Claire Edwards CEng FIMechE - Pharmaceutical Committee

Outsourcing Manager, Process Industries, GSK

Ian Hancock CEng FIMechE - Bulk Materials Handling Committee

Ian HancockOperations Manager, Bradley Pulverizer Company 

Ian has over 30 years experience in engineering is registered as an IEng Engineer in  variety of disciplines including mechanical, electrical and instrumentation and is a member of the IMechE and IET. 

He studied at Canterbury College of Technology in the Department of Engineering and Mining, followed by a technician apprenticeship in aerospace. He then made a move into heavy engineering in a wide range of industries from paper mills and power generation to quarrying and dredging specialising in bulk material handling with conveyors, size reduction and heavy trommel equipment.

He now works for Bradley Pulverizer Company as Operations Manager managing projects from quote to commissioning, as well as managing upgrades and modernisation of existing plants. Specialising in fine powders production and size classification for a wide range of industries from power generation, steel manufacturing and fertilizer to specialised small scale milling of unusual materials.

 His role also involves Broadfield acidulation units for the manufacture of super phosphate fertilizer and acidic salts.

Noel Hensman CEng MIMechE - North West Centre


Jujar Panesar AMIMechE - Yorkshire and Humberside Centre

Christopher Robinson CEng FIMechE - Oil, Gas and Chemical Committee

Director, CER Technologies Ltd

Susan Robinson CEng FIMechE - Water and Wastewater Industries Committee

Susan Robinson

Wood E&I

Susan is water and wastewater key specialty lead and staff manager in Wood E&I UK, ensuring the technical competence of staff, that procedures are fit for purpose and a consistently high standard of technical output.

She has over 30 years’ experience of technical leadership, project engineering, staff management and project management of multi-disciplinary engineering & environmental consultancy projects predominantly in the water and wastewater sectors. She is particularly fond of providing robust solutions to tricky problems in water abstraction, treatment and distribution.

Susan has been committed to professional development since starting her own career as a graduate on Severn Trent’s MPDS scheme in 1986. Since then she has developed and supported engineers’ professional development through her roles as staff manager, registered mentor (IMechE & IET) and OU engineering tutor. Susan has been FIMechE since 2003.

Technical Activity Committees

Process Industries Division has six Technical Activity Committees (TACs):

The TACs are key to the success of the Division as are the regional centres, which provide lectures, seminars, conferences and others events for members.

Regional centres

The Division has two regional centres in the North West and Yorkshire.

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