Communities contacts

Communities Resourcing Committee

The CRC is a committee of IET members responsible for community development strategy, the allocation of resources to communities and reviewing the performance of communities. This group meets physically and virtually throughout the year. Read the CRC blog for a more detailed description of what they do.

Chairperson

Karla Smith

Communities Committees Chairs

Alexis Polycarpou- CC, Europe, Middle East and Africa
Mr
 R N Rajpoot - CC, South Asia
Alice Chan - CC, Asia Pacific
Richard Furey- CC, UK
Emily Hicks - CC, Americas
Bridget Morgan– TNCC
Kamilla Aliakhmet – YPC

Ordinary members

Samuel Elegbede
Matthew Teow
Chris Brunskill
Peter Dias-Lalcaca
Dalvina Si Ying Chin

Head of Communities and Events

Alex Taylor

The Head of Communities and Events leads the staff team that supports the local and technical networks all around the world, and the team that delivers the IET’s portfolio of events. This role sits on the Communities Resourcing Committee (CRC) as the Senior Staff Member, supporting the governance to ensure that the focus of the communities is aligned to the IET’s strategic priorities.

Finance Manager - Community & Events

Michelle Busson

The Finance Manager has oversight of the processes and policies that relate to communities funding and operations throughout the world. The Communities Resourcing Coordinator is also the Secretary for the CRC.

Community Finance & Admin Coordinator

Fabienne Prack

Providing admin and financial support to the Community Committees and finance support for the Communities team.

Young Professionals Strategic Engagement Manager

Lizzie Truett

As senior staff member of the Young Professionals Committee (YPC), the YP Strategic Development Manager and aims to raise the profile of YP activities around the world and within the IET Governance structure. Through the management of IET initiatives such as IET On Campus and the IET Present Around the World competition, to name a few, we aim to improve YPs’ experience with the IET and identify the future of the organisation.

Young Professionals Community Manager – UK

Lydia Vaton

A central point of contact and management of Young Professionals (YP) and Student activity across the IET within the UK, ensuring strong links and communication channels for volunteers. As well as management of IET initiatives such as IET On Campus and the YPC, to name a few.

Young Professionals Community Manager – International

Ed Smith

A central point of contact and management of Young Professionals (YP) and Student activity across the IET on an International basis, ensuring strong links and communication channels for volunteers. As well as management of IET initiatives such as IET On Campus and the YPC, to name a few.  

Communities Strategic Development Manager

David Houssein

The Communities Strategic Development Manager manages, oversees and develops the IET community portfolio, including managing and directing the team of Communities Managers.

Senior Community Managers

Joanne Longton - Senior staff member CC, UK
Andrea Lund - Senior staff member CC, EMEA & TNCC
Phoebe Houssein - Senior staff member CC, Americas
Dodi Mak - Senior staff member CC, Asia Pacific

Community Managers

Gemma Hadley
Lynsay Callaghan
Deborah McKenzie
Jenny Li
Natalia D'Lima
Neha Singh
Alison Siu
Renee Tsui
Sandra Lucy

The Community Managers (CMs) work closely with volunteers to develop IET communities.

CMs offer strategic development support to new and existing groups as well as acting as a key liaison point for the IET and facilitating engagement with the wider IET. The CM team provide help with planning and budgeting, volunteer recruitment, engagement with other institutions, and help to identify opportunities for communities.

Online Community Platform Development Manager

Evanna Gale

Online Community Manager

Lisa Miles

Responsibility for the day to day running of the IET Engineering Communities platform.

Online Community Technical Lead

Elizabeth Morgan

Lead on technical development and maintenance of the IET’s online community platform.

Local Network Managers

Tania Pomroy
Julie Hudson

Local Network Managers (LNMs) support IET local networks, both online and with physical activities and empowering volunteers to develop, lead and promote thriving communities.

Communities Volunteer Support Officer

Tom Mayes

Responsible for implementing marketing communications campaigns to raise awareness of activities, support volunteers to be ambassadors for the IET, and train and support staff and volunteers to deliver excellent communications to promote communities’ activities.

Get in touch!

Please use the links below to send a personal message to either our senior volunteers or staff via the Engineering Communities site. Alternatively, email us or Tweet us using the @IETCommunities handle with any questions or comments you have.