The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) announces that Jane Cutler, currently a non-executive director with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, is elected by the membership to take up the position of deputy president in June. Cutler will be presented for formal election as IChemE deputy president at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which this year will be held as a virtual meeting on June 15, 2020. Iain Martin will also be presented for re-election as honorary treasurer.
Cutler was elected with 48.5% of the votes cast in the deputy president election, which took place from April 6 – May 6, 2020, and will succeed Stephen Richardson as the 80th president of IChemE in June 2021. David Lynch and Christina Phang, the other candidates in the election, both offered warm congratulations to Cutler and their support to her as she takes up the new role.
An IChemE Fellow, Cutler is an active volunteer member with the Institution, currently vice chair of Congress and the IChemE Energy Centre. Upon taking up the role of deputy president, she will step down from her roles on Congress and the Energy Centre.
With more than 30 years of board and senior executive experience across public, commercial and not-for-profit sectors, with particular expertise in the resources, oil and gas, financial services, maritime, environment and technology industries, Cutler is also a member of the West Australian Division Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Her previous roles include CEO of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority and various senior executive positions in corporate entities in the resources sector in Australia, including at Woodside, BHP and Esso.
“IChemE leadership must also be outward-looking, helping governments and communities address challenges where chemical engineers are well equipped to contribute,” says Cutler. “Leadership alone is insufficient. IChemE should increase support for members in priority areas, including major accident prevention and limiting the speed and extent of human-caused climate degradation.”
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