Chairman's message

It is both an honour and a privilege to welcome you as the Chair of the IET Scotland South East Network to our 2013/2014 programme. Let me start by saying thank you to my predecessor, Dr Jack Dempsey who was tireless in his efforts in organising both last years programme and the wider IET Scotland dinner. I hope that this year’s programme can build on his legacy.
 
The network already has a full programme of events in place starting with the first of our renewable themed items, a Technical Visit to Barkip Anaerobic Digester on the 24th September. This is a great chance to see Scotland’s largest combined water treatment and power generation plant and learn more about the role that AD will play in Scotland’s renewable future.
 
Our programme then continues with a wide range of lectures and events including:
 
  • 40 Years On: One Woman’s Perspective on Technical & Societal Changes
  • Technical visit to the Replacement Forth Bridge Crossing
  • Biochar Sustainability
  • Design of Sub-Sea Systems
  • Historical lecture on the Stephensons
  • “Wooden” Demin
 
The IET covers an extremely wide range of disciplines and the above programme’s breadth reflects this. No matter your background, we hope the session provides a range of events that will be of relevance and interest to you.
 
We are also in discussion with a number of other IET Networks regarding the potential for additional joint technical events so please keep an eye on the website to ensure you are up to date with the latest developments.

In addition to the above, we have more Professional Registration events lined up for both Kirkcaldy and Edinburgh, in which our IET Professional Advisors will give helpful advice on applying for CEng, IEng, ICTTech and EngTech qualifications. These events have been successfully run for a number of years in the network and having had personal experience of one session when I was seeking my own professional recognition; I can vouch for their effectiveness and would encourage anyone looking for assistance with their application to attend.
 
Finally, please remember to regularly visit the IET website for the latest information on the programme of events and contact details of the committee. We would also encourage you to join the IET SSE Community which is now well established and enables greater interaction with all local and technical networks. Remember that in Scotland South East, we also have active Young Members and Retired Professional Communities and I would encourage you to also visit their pages for a full view of what is happening in the area.
 
I look forward to seeing you this year.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Ben Clarke
IET SSE Chair 2013-14
On behalf of the IET SSE Committee

Committee members

Benjamin Clarke
Chairman
Jack Dempsey
Past Chairman

Paul McKechnie
Senior Vice-Chairman

Vacant
Junior Vice-Chairman
Robert D'Arcy
Secretary

Carol Marsh
Treasurer
John Barker
Member

Junaid Syed
Member

Ronald Murray
Member

Ronald Lyon
Member

Renner Mbireaye
Member

B Anderson
Member
Tom Cryer
Member

D Mills
Member
J Donnelly
Member
F Ku-Mesu
Member
N Shepherd
Member
Carlena Probert-Baulch
Community Relationship Manager