The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has appointed Jon Prichard as its new Chief Executive Officer. Jon succeeds Dr David Brown who stepped down in July.
Jon previously led the regulatory body for the engineering professions in the UK, the Engineering Council. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Environmentalist 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, Jon 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, Jon took over as CEO of the Engineering Council.
Over the last six years, he has successfully overseen the advancement of professional standards in the UK and the development of individual guidance in risk, security, and whistle blowing; whilst also ensuring that the reputation of registered engineers and technicians has been enhanced and maintained.
IChemE President, Professor Jonathan Seville said:
“With his extensive background in engineering and in the management of professional engineering institutions, Jon was seen as the ideal candidate to lead IChemE and deliver our ambition to become the global organisation of choice for chemical and process engineers.”