The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) confirms the appointment of Jon Prichard as its new chief executive officer. Prichard succeeds Dr. David Brown who stepped down in July.
Prichard currently leads the regulatory body for the engineering professions in the U.K., the Engineering Council. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Royal Engineers. In 2001, after 20 years in the British army, Prichard joined the staff of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He served initially as membership director and then as technical director. In 2007, he joined the construction consultancy High-Point Rendel as resources director. In August 2010, Prichard took over as CEO of the Engineering Council.
Over the last six years, he has successfully overseen the advancement of professional standards in the U.K. and the development of individual guidance in risk, security and whistle blowing, while also ensuring that the reputation of registered engineers and technicians was enhanced and maintained, according to the organization.
Jon is currently working a period of notice with the Engineering Council. His start date will be confirmed soon, according to ICheme.
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