Jon Prichard to step down as IChemE CEO

Article by Adam Duckett

Jon Prichard

JON PRICHARD will step down as CEO of IChemE on 30 September to take up a new appointment at the Mineral Products Association.

Prichard said: “At a time when the Institution is celebrating its 100-year anniversary and is starting to think about how its strategy will evolve through to 2028, I feel now is the right time to step down and allow my successor to inform this process and lead IChemE into the next phase. I would like to thank all of the members, volunteers, staff and my peers for their continual support in advancing the contribution of chemical engineering.”

IChemE said that recruitment is under way for Prichard’s successor and details of the successful candidate will be announced in due course.

IChemE President Jane Cutler, said: “Jon has provided outstanding leadership to the Institution since 2017. He has overseen significant progress towards the aims of Strategy 2024 and the transformation of IChemE’s operations to provide a streamlined and more contemporary member experience. More recently he has steered the Institution through the pandemic, ensuring that the capacity was there to both maintain member services and prepare for the future with the celebration of the Institution’s centenary and launch of the Sustainability Hub. Jon will leave the Institution in a strong and stable position.

“I know I speak for the Board of Trustees and for colleagues and members across the Institution when I say we are immensely grateful for Jon’s leadership through the last five years, and we wish him well for the future.”

Before joining IChemE, Prichard was CEO of the Engineering Council and before that had worked as Technical Director and Membership Director at the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Article by Adam Duckett

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