Prof Isobel Pollock becomes second female President in 165 year history of Institution of Mechanical Engineers
29 May 2012
Professor Pollock becomes the 127th President of Institution founded by George Stephenson
Professor Isobel Pollock today became the 127th President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. She is the second lady President in the Institution’s 165 year history.
The Institution, founded by George Stephenson in 1847, represents more than 100,000 mechanical engineers involved in diverse areas such as the automotive, rail, aerospace, medical, power and construction industries.
Professor Isobel Pollock said:
“During my year as President I want the public at large to realise the vital role engineers play in keeping society moving and driving change for the better.
“I will be a passionate advocate for engineering and manufacturing, and the role it can play in revitalising our economy. Furthermore, I want to encourage more young people to pursue engineering careers.”
Professor Isobel Pollock is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Engineering and Design at the University of Leeds School of Engineering. She is also Chairman of the Electromagnetics & Time Working Group for the National Measurement Office on the research programme for fundamental measurements.
She has senior engineering management experience with global companies including ICI, DuPont, Robert McBride and Beatson Clark. She developed multi-discipline management and engineering skills in chemicals, metal handling, glassware, food, drinks and pharmaceuticals.
The last lady President of the Institution was Pam Liversidge, who was President in 1997 and is now Master Cutler of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire.
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