David Shield, CEng FIET
Throughout his broadcast engineering career, David Shield has found that his membership of the IET has earned him the respect and trust of colleagues, clients and suppliers. Becoming a Fellow provides an additional endorsement of his engineering knowledge and experience.
David is SVP Global Director of Engineering & Technology at IMG, the world’s biggest independent producer of sport. He often emphasises the importance of CPD to his 115-strong team and recommends IET membership as the ideal conduit for his engineers.
“The skill sets needed by broadcast engineers are changing all the time,” he said. “Keeping engineers abreast of the changes and suitably qualified is a constant challenge. IET membership provides a good way to make sure their personal development keeps moving in the right direction.”
David was elated to gain industry recognition as a Fellow. He said: “I remember the sense of achievement I had when I was first able to add MIEE and CEng to my business card. Those letters really mean something when I exchange business cards with other professionals. Knowing that I have an engineering background helps me to earn their respect and trust. And having FIET after my name really is the icing on the cake.”