Members of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Council have selected engineer Dr Carol Marsh OBE EngD CEng FIET as the organisation’s first female chair.
Marsh, deputy head of electronics engineering at Leonardo, will lead the 28-strong IET council comprising 28 individuals from across the globewhich advises the board of trustees on direction and strategy.
She said: “It feels really exciting to be elected as the first woman chair of the IET council. I am looking forward to collaborating with all of the members both in the UK and around the world to energise and inspire existing engineers, while drawing on their expertise to engage in a new generation of talent.”
Marsh graduated with an HND in electrical and electronic engineering from Edinburgh Napier University in 1985 and was awarded a degree of Doctor of Engineering in System Level Integration from the universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde in 2011.
She is also past president of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), the winner of seven technology and diversity awards and last year received an OBE for diversity and inclusion in electronic engineering.
Retiring chair David Hogan added: “Carol brings a wealth of experience from her time as the chair of IET Scotland, as well as being a Royal Academy of Engineering visiting professor at Edinburgh Napier University. I wish her all the best for the year ahead.”