Professional Community Is Looking for New CEO Chief Executive of The Institution of Chemical Engineers Steps Down

Editor: Alexander Stark

After nine years with the Institution of Chemical Engineers, Dr. David Brown has announced his resignation as Chief Executive.

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Icheme Chief Executive Dr. David Brown to step down in July 2016.
Icheme Chief Executive Dr. David Brown to step down in July 2016.
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Rugby/UK – Dr David Brown, Chief Executive of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (Icheme), has announced that he will be stepping down from his role at the organisation on 15 July 2016. A search for his successor has been initiated.

During David's tenure the organisation has grown by some 75 % in membership, evolving from a UK-centred organisation into a global professional community, and established its position as one of the most ambitious and innovative professional organisations of its kind.

Icheme’s Council has recognised Brown’s work, stating: “David's drive, vision and energy have transformed our organisation and earned him respect across the chemical engineering community nationally and internationally. He has been an articulate and effective advocate for science and engineering, and for high standards of professionalism.”

David Brown said: "Icheme is embarking on a further programme of change which will take several years. After nine fulfilling years at the helm, supported by a great team of staff and countless volunteers from among our members, I want to give a new CEO the opportunity to shape and lead that programme and take the institution through towards its centenary in 2022."