Michelle Richmond, Director of Membership and Professional Development

Details of the educational and work background of the IET's Director of Membership and Professional Development.

Michelle Richmond

Michelle was appointed IET Director of Membership & Professional Development in 2006.

Her career started in 1981 with Siemens Plessey Radar, Isle of Wight as an apprentice and then microwave technician engineer.  On completion of her degree, Michelle became Principle Microwave Design Engineer.  She was then promoted to Development Manager working on AR327 Military Radar System.  Michelle joined Nokia Huntingdon in 1995 as base station Product Manager.

Michelle moved to Matra Marconi Space in Stevenage in 1996 as Antenna Project Manager and later Deputy Project Manager for the Skynet 5 Satellite System.

In 2000 she joined Ubinetics, a PA Consulting Group technology spin off company, as Programme Manager, working on advanced 3G test platforms and then as Operations Manager.  Ubinetics was acquired by Aeroflex in 2005.  

Michelle also represents the IET on the Engineering Council Board of Trustees and was a member of the IET Council at the time of its formation by the IIE and IEE.  She was awarded Britain’s ‘Young Woman Engineer of the Year’ in 1990.

Michelle is a Chartered Engineer and has an electronics engineering degree from the Southampton Institute of Higher Education (part time) and was awarded Fellowship of the IET in 1999.