The Master, Wardens and all members of the Company were further delighted to see that Honorary Liveryman, Lieutenant General Tyrone Urch, The Chief Royal Engineer, has been recognised in Her Majesty’s New Year Honours List, being appointed as a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. All send Sir Ty their warmest congratulations.
The Master and Wardens were delighted to learn recently that our Honorary Liveryman, The Chief Royal Engineer, Lieutenant General Tyrone Urch CBE has been recognised by The Association for Project Management at its recent annual awards ceremony for his work in leading Defence’s support for the Covid 19 response in the UK, with receipt of the APM’s Outstanding Achievement Award. Further information may be found on the APM Website here. Many congratulations to General Ty and, as he says, the service personnel he has led from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force in responding to the pandemic.
(Photo by Cpl Simon Lucas)
Liveryman Dr Jane Atkinson, Engineering & Automation Executive Director for Bilfinger UK, was appointed as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List published on 10th October, for services to Chemical Engineering.
The Master, Wardens and all members of the Company, belatedly, send their warmest congratulations to Jane on this outstanding achievement.
Jane was amongst the female members of the Company celebrated on International Women in Engineers Day 2020 (see the 23 June Blog Post). She was also named as ‘The Most Influential Woman in UK Engineering’ in 2019 in an annual list produced by the board appointments firm Inclusive Boards, in partnership with the Financial Times.
The Master was delighted to be able to congratulate Ms Sarah Haslam on being appointed as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List published on 10th October, for services to engineering and the promotion of STEM careers for women, when she appeared before the Court on the afternoon of 14th October to make her declaration as a new Freeman of the Company. The Wardens and all Court Assistants present joined him in offering her their warmest congratulations.
Sarah was joined by seven others who made their declaration as new Freemen of the Company at the same time: Prof David Orr, Mrs Sue Threader, Dr Costa Franceskides, Dr Larissa Suzuki, Prof Bob Cryan, Mr Trevor Hirst and Eur Ing Tim Lai. All were made most welcome.
At the same Court meeting four Freeman made their declarations as new Liverymen: Davinder Reehal, Ben Ralph, Paul Mayo and Komal Raghobur. This was only possible due to a special ruling by the Court of Aldermen in response to the pandemic earlier in the year. They will return at a later date, in person, to be clothed in the Company’s Livery.
The Master, Wardens and all members of the Company send their warmest congratulations to Liverymen Dawn Childs and Dick Elsy CBE who were yesterday announced as amongst 53 new Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering for 2020. It is welcome recognition for their outstanding careers to date.
In addition, congratulations are offered to Billy Boyle, similarly elected FREng, and leader of the Owslstone Medical Team that won the 2019 MacRobert Prize awarded by the Academy and jointly funded by the Engineers Trust.