Nominations open for IChemE Congress and Board of Trustees

Article by Adam Duckett

MEMBERS of IChemE are being encouraged to support the future of the profession by nominating themselves for one of 30 positions on the Institution’s Board of Trustees and Congress.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of IChemE which has overall responsibility for setting the institution’s strategic direction, while  Congress is the member advisory board to the Board of Trustees.

Nigel Hirst, IChemE president, said: “If you are passionate about the future of our profession then I encourage you to consider standing for election to these fulfilling roles. As former chair of Congress and current president, I can speak to the key influence that both these governance bodies have on the overall direction of the Institution. If you care about making an impact, putting your experience to good use, and ensuring a strong and vibrant future for chemical and process engineering, then please bring your skills and expertise to the table and have your say.”

Rob Peeling, chair of Congress, said: “Congress connects the membership with the Institution, so a broad range of voices across all membership grades and regions is vital to fully represent our members, and make sure our diverse needs and interests are understood. Volunteering to stand for election to IChemE’s governance bodies involves giving back to the profession – but there are also a great many things you can take away from the experience. I would encourage anyone considering standing for election to watch the recent Trustee and Congress webinar recording to discover more about the benefits of volunteering for our governance positions.”

Board of Trustee roles now open for nomination

  • President for 2025/2026 (deputy president from June 2024)
  • Vice-president (Qualifications) – for a one-year term only
  • Vice-president (Member Engagement) – for a two-year term
  • Vice-president (Learned Society) – for a three-year term
  • Ordinary member – for a two-year term
  • Ordinary member – for a three-year term
  • ‘Regional’ ordinary member (Rest of World seat) – for a three-year term

Congress roles now open for nomination

Regional college:

  • South Africa
  • All Ireland
  • Australia x 2 seats
  • Canada
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of World
  • UK Eastern
  • UK North East x 2 seats
  • UK North Scotland
  • UK North West and North Wales
  • UK South East
  • UK South Central
  • UK South Scotland
  • UK South West

Functional college:

  • Chartered x 3 seats
  • Early career x 3 seats
  • Student

Nominations close on 2 April 2024 at 09:30 BST. An email calling for nominations and giving details of how to submit nominations to election services provider Mi-Voice was sent on 12 March to all eligible IChemE members.

Visit IChemE’s elections page to learn more about the role profiles, experience required, eligibility to stand and nominate, the codes of conduct, and an overview of the process and timelines for both elections.

Article by Adam Duckett

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