Governance review completed and we’ve got a new chair
We’ve got couple of exciting updates on our organisation.
Like all UK charities, we have a volunteer Board of Trustees who have overall legal responsibility for the Charity and help us to achieve amazing things. Following the launch of Engineering Change: Our Strategy 2016-21 last year, we undertook a review of our governance structure to make sure that it is best suited to deliver against our strategic objectives. We identified a few changes to be made and these have now been put into practice. The most obvious change is that we’ve reduced our Board to eight Trustees to reflect an organisation of our size. You can read more about our Governance Review in our Summary of Findings.
Introducing Jon Prichard, Our New Chair of the Board of Trustees
We’re delighted to announce that the Board of Trustees elected Jon Prichard as Chair in January, replacing Peter Hansford who stepped down from the Board after more than six years service. Jon is a leading figure in the UK engineering sector and shares our passion and enthusiasm for the work of Engineers Without Borders UK.
You can read a bit more about Jon, as well as our other Trustees, below.
Jon Prichard, Chair
Jon is the Chief Executive of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. This follows six years as Chief Executive Officer of the Engineering Council along with positions held at the Institution of Civil Engineers, High-Point Rendel and 20 years in The Corps of Royal Engineers.
Sam Rose, Treasurer
Sam is a strategy consultant and chartered accountant at KPMG, working with public sector organisations to help them meet their strategic objectives.
Natalie Bird, Trustee
Natalie is a final year Mechanical Engineering student studying at the University of Bristol. Natalie has been involved with EWB University of Bristol for over three years, previously holding the President position.
Sarah Bowden, Trustee
Sarah is an Associate Director at Arup and her recent roles include Global Head of Community Engagement, UKMEA Diversity Project Manager, Project Information Management team leader and Founder of COMIT.
Alec Leggat, Trustee
Alec is Associate Director of Red Pencil Ltd, with over 15 years’ experience of fundraising and project management in the UK NGO sector. He helps non-profit organisations to develop mixed fundraising approaches and fundraise for specific areas of work.
Long Seng To, Trustee
Dr Long Seng To is a Research Fellow at the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy at University College London, and is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Surrey.
Tom Newby, Trustee
Tom was appointed Head of Humanitarian at CARE International UK in 2016, previously leading CARE International’s Emergency Shelter Team. He is a chartered structural engineer with significant private sector experience in the UK and USA. He has been a trustee of Engineers Without Borders UK for many years and led the organisation early in its history.
Nick Tyler, Trustee
Nick is Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering, and investigates the ways in which people interact with their immediate environments. He is a member of the UK HM Treasury Infrastructure UK’s Engineering Interdependencies Expert Group. He was appointed a CBE for services to technology and elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2014.