It is a great honour to serve as the Institution’s 74th President and I look forward to a busy and exciting year.
I would also like to congratulate my predecessor, Judith Hackitt, for her leadership and outstanding ambassadorial work for the chemical engineering profession over the past 12 months.
Chemical engineers have a key role to play in addressing major global challenges concerning energy, water, food and health and Chemical Engineering Matters, IChemE’s technical strategy, enables its members to make a contribution to these key issues wherever they are. It’s a message I will repeat throughout my presidency and it should underpin all our activities.
During this year I will place particular emphasis on celebrating the contributions chemical engineering is making to the quality of life across the world.
Today, the first day of my presidency,I am launching my campaign and this blog, ChemEng365, which will feature 365 chemical engineering successes and achievements throughout my year-long presidency.
I hope you will be able to support me and contribute to a celebration of our profession.
I also encourage everyone to work more effectively in partnership with other organisations to provide a more unified and stronger voice for science and engineering as a whole.