The Head of School of Chemical and Process Engineering, Professor Elaine Martin OBE has been elected to the Trustee Board of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE).
The Board comprises 13 trustees elected by and from the 1,500-strong Fellowship and is chaired by the President, Professor Dame Ann Dowling.
“I’m absolutely delighted to have been elected,” says Professor Martin. “The RAEng is going through a period of change. It’s becoming more transparent, focused and action-oriented, and this is a fantastic opportunity to influence the scope and strategy of the organisation at a relatively early stage in its transition period. As a member of the Trustee Board we are responsible for overseeing the work of the RAEng’s 12 committees, and I hope to play a bigger part in some of these during the course of the next three years. I’m also absolutely passionate about bringing the experience and knowledge I gain back here to benefit Leeds. Making those important contacts, having key information and knowing what’s going on at a strategic level in the RAE will be hugely beneficial to us.”