Board 2018/19

The Engineering Professors’ Council is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England & Wales under number 06791295.  Its Memorandum and Articles of Association are available here.

The Board consists of 4 honorary officers and 7 elected members.  Convenors of the three universities which have hosted, or are about to host, the Annual Congresses are also members.

The Chairs of the Engineering Sectoral Groups and recent past Presidents are co-opted if they are not already elected members of the Board. The Board is supported by the Chief Executive and a Policy and Research Officer and an administrator who also attend Board meetings.  It oversees the work of a number of Committees and working groups, details of which may be found here.

Rules for election to Board (.pdf)

Honorary Officers

Professor Sarah Spurgeon University College London
Vice President, President Elect and representative for Northern Ireland
Professor Colin Turner  Ulster University
Honorary Secretary
Professor David Harrison  Glasgow Caledonian University
Honorary Treasurer
Professor Jim Yip


Elected Members

Professor John Mitchell University College London
Professor Mike Sutcliffe Kingston University
Professor Barry Lennox University of Manchester
Professor Tanya Vladimirova University of Leicester
Professor Stefaan Simons Brunel University London
Dr Lisa Brodie University of the West of England
Dr Andrew McLaren (representative for Scotland) University of Strathclyde


Co-opted Members

Professor Mike Fernando (representative for Wales) University of Wales Trinity St David
Professor Tony Unsworth Durham University
Professor Helen Atkinson University of Leicester
Professor Stephanie Haywood University of Hull

Committee Chairs/Vice-Chairs

Recruitment and Admissions
Dr Georgina Harris The Open University
Professor Colin Turner Ulster University
Entry to Engineering in Higher Education Advisory Panel
Dr Geoff Parks University of Cambridge
Engineering Education, Employability and Skills
Dr Henri Huijberts Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Simon Hodgson Teesside University
Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer
Professor Alan Smith Sheffield Hallam University
Professor Barry Lennox University of Manchester


Annual Congress Convenors

Professor John Mitchell University College London
David Allan Harper Adams University
Dr Jesper Christenson Coventry University
Professor Stephanie Haywood University of Hull


Sectoral Group Chairs

Professor Linda Newnes University of Bath COMEH (Manufacturing)
Professor Clive Neal-Sturgess University of Birmingham PHOMME (Mechanical)
Neil Tsang Coventry University ACED (Civil)
Professor Carsten Maple Warwick University CPHC (Computing)
Professor John Senior Hertfordshire University PHEE (Electrical)
Dr Thurai Rahulan University of Salford AAU (Aerospace)
Professor Mark Simmons Birmingham University HCEUK (Chemical)



Steve Faulkner London South Bank University
Greg Rowsell Harper Adams University