Meet the Programme Board
The Programme Board is a group of elected individuals who oversee the portfolio of activities related to Engineering Skills where they are Most Needed (ESMN), on behalf of the Academy’s Trustee Board, International Committee and Lloyd’s Register Foundation. The Chair of the Programme Board is Professor Jarmila Glassey FREng.
The purpose of the Board is to provide strategic direction and clear objectives to guide the delivery of the ESMN activates. Each member brings a wealth of expertise and experience relevant to the mission and provides linkages, knowledge, opportunities and helps identify potential risks.
Professor Jarmila Glassey FREng (Chair)
Jarka Glassey is a Professor of Chemical Engineering Education at Newcastle University. Jarka works closely with the Institution of Chemical Engineers as the immediate past Vice President of the Learned Society, Executive officer of the Education and Accreditation Forum and the Editor-in-Chief of Education for Chemical Engineers. She also currently serves as the Executive VP of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) and the Executive VP of the European Society for Biochemical Engineering Sciences (ESBES).
Dr Tim Slingsby
Dr Tim Slingsby is Director of Skills and Education at the Lloyd’s Register Foundation leading their substantial portfolio of programming in the UK and globally on improving safety skills. Prior to working with the Foundation, Tim was with the British Council and several other leading organisations working in the UK and on international collaboration in public engagement with science. He has also been a researcher in industry and academia following his PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Leicester.
Dr Rhys Morgan
Rhys is the Director of Engineering and Education at the Royal Academy of Engineering. Rhys has responsibility for the diversity work of the Academy, it is education policy and research activity and all education programmes, teacher CPD and curriculum resource materials. Rhys also oversees the collaborative education alliances which the Academy hosts; Education for Engineering (E4E), the collective of 36 Professional Engineering Institutions, Engineering Council, EngineeringUK and Royal Academy of Engineering, and the UK Forum for Computing Education (Ukforce), bringing together key organisations in computing education. Both bodies provide clear and consistent information and advice to government on all aspects of STEM education and skills policy.
Professor Sunil Marharaj
Professor Sunil Marharaj serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT University of Pretoria, South Africa and GEDC 2021 Chair Elect.
Senior Programme Manager at Lloyds Register Foundation (Skills and Education)
Head of Education and Skills Policy at the Royal Academy of Engineering
Meet the Technical Advisory Group
The purpose of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is to provide technical assistance to the Engineering Skills where they are Most Needed (ESMN) Programme Board. This helps inform the strategic direction and implementation of Engineering X’s activities under the ESMN mission, which is supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation.
Professor Peter Goodhew FREng
Professor Peter Goodhew CBE FREng is an electron microscopist who has published extensively on metallic and semiconducting materials and has authored or co-authored several widely used books on transmission (and scanning transmission) electron microscopy. He was the leader of the UK SuperSTEM project at the STFC Daresbury Laboratory for ten years and has been Dean of Engineering and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Liverpool.
During his career at the Universities of Surrey and Liverpool he established the MATTER computer-based learning project and was the founding Director of the UK Centre for Materials Education (UKCME), one of the Subject Centres of the Higher Education Academy. Prof Goodhew was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to Engineering and Education
Senior Science and Technology Consultant at the World Bank
Allyson Lawless FREng
Managing Director at SAICE Professional Development and Projects
Lead Project Officer at UNESCO