A warm welcome to our new chair, Iain Conn

Oct 5, 2023

Iain Conn visits EngineerigUK

Iain Conn, who took up his role as chair of the EngineeringUK Board of Trustees on 1 October, spent today meeting colleagues from across the organisation.

Iain commented:

“It is a privilege to chair the EngineeringUK Board and support this organisation, whose mission and values are so inspiring. It has been fantastic to meet the various teams - I am impressed with both the capability and culture of the organisation. EngineeringUK has a lot to be proud of and I look forward to playing my part as we embark on this new strategy period.

“I’m passionate about engineering, education and supporting young people into fulfilling careers and am therefore delighted to be joining EngineeringUK at a time when its mission to enable more young people from all backgrounds to be inspired, informed and progress into engineering and technology is more important than ever”.

A chemical engineer by training, Iain’s career includes 34 years’ executive experience in the energy sector at BP and Centrica, alongside non-executive roles in aerospace (Rolls-Royce) and telecoms (BT). He was an external member of the Council of Imperial College, a trustee at Movement to Work, and was responsible for BP’s early role in Project Enthuse which supports STEM teaching and learning across the UK, so helping to improve young people's attainment and engagement in STEM subjects.

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