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About Council

Council has the right and responsibility of:

  • tendering advice to the Board of Trustees concerning the conduct of the IET’s affairs generally, 
    including its direction and strategy, and on any other matters referred to it by the Board of Trustees
  • communicating views that are representative of the range of views of members of the IET on these
    and other matters to the Board of Trustees
  • monitoring the governance of the IET and promoting a culture of continuous improvement.

Council will:

  • review and contribute to the IET’s Strategic and Corporate Plans
  • review and note the IET’s Annual Report and Accounts
  • provide an annual report to the AGM.

Constitution of Council 2019-2020


  • Dr P M Ward BSc PhD CEng FIET

Deputy Chair:

  • Miss F M Banks MBA MSc CEng FIET

Ordinary Members:

  • + Mr A R Ball IEng MIET
  • † Miss F M Banks MBA MSc CEng FIET
  • + Dr R A Cepeda Lopez BEng MSc PhD CEng FIET
  • † Professor Y Chen BEng MEng MBA PhD CEng MIET
  • † Dr O Esu BEng PhD CEng MIET2
  • + Mr J Garnham ICTTech TMIET2
  • * Miss J C Y Ho BMath MSc LLB MIET1
  • + Mr D Hogan BSc CEng FIET
  • + Ms R Hurst FREng MSc FIET
  • * Miss A Hutty MEng CEng MIET2
  • † Mr B Joshi BSc MBA MIET1
  • * Mr A McCabe BEng CEng MIET
  • * Mr I H M Murdoch MEng CEng MIET1
  • + Dr C Muthamizhchelvan PhD FIET1
  • + Dr P M Needham BA PhD CEng FIET
  • † Dr E O Nsugbe BEng MSc PhD CEng MIET2
  • * Professor I Phillips BSc CEng FIET
  • † Mr G D Prebble BSc MBA CEng MIET
  • * Mr M G Prewett BSc IEng FIET
  • * Mr J D Ratcliff BEng MSc CEng MIET
  • † Colonel A J Rogers ADC CEng MIET
  • † Miss M R Singhal BEng MSc MBA CEng MIET
  • † Dr D W Smith BSc PhD CPhys FIET
  • + Dr C W To BEng MA PhD CEng FIET1
  • * Dr P M Ward BSc PhD CEng FIET
  • * Dr D T Williams MEng EngD CEng FIET
  • + Casual vacancy


  • * Dr P W Bonfield OBE FREng BSc MSc PhD CEng FIET


* will retire from that office on 30 September 2020
+ will retire from that office on 30 September 2021
† will retire from that office on 30 September 2022


1 resident outside the UK
2 under 36 at date of election

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

To maintain the safety of our members, volunteers, staff and everyone we work with, we have taken the decision to cancel or postpone ALL IET events until the end of June. We are monitoring the rapidly changing situation and will provide further updates when we have them. If you have any queries, please contact events@theiet.org or view the more detailed statement on the IET homepage.