I was recently elected chairman of the IET Berkshire Network, one of the many local networks set up by the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
As the chair, my responsibility is to provide leadership to the IET Berkshire network and represent the committee to the central IET body and other networks, such as the IMechE.
The members of the IET Berkshire Local Network come together to deliver a series of activities that promote the importance of science, engineering and technology to the people of the royal county.
Being one of the most active networks in the UK, the IET Berkshire Local Network has organised key events in the area and achieved some great attendance figures for some events.
Some of our flagship events include the popular Great Debate and the Prestige Mobile Lecture. As the chair, I’m particularly keen to engage with the local engineering community, in order to make our local network one of the most successful in the UK.
I’m also encouraging young people to enter the engineering profession, while helping to build the next generation of wireless engineers and experts through engagement with local schools and universities.
Currently I am also restructuring the committee responsibilities so that, as a team, the committee work more efficiently and effectively in the years to come.
I look forward to honouring the position of chair and providing leadership to the committee, whilst serving the UK engineering community over the coming years.