Engineering Policy Group Scotland

Working with the Insight and Policy team, this volunteer-led group provides strategic advice to Government, responds to consultations, delivers thought leadership and develops position statements and other materials within their fields of expertise.

If you would like to find out more on the roles and responsibilities of the group, become a member or have any questions, please get in touch with us today at sep@theiet.org.

Chair

Dr Carol Marsh, Leonardo

Carol is Deputy Head of Electronics at Leonardo and has worked in the field of electronics for over 35 years, specializing in programmable logic. Carol is Chair of the IET Council, Past Chair of IET Scotland, Past Chair of the SSELN, Member of the Members and Professional Development Board, the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nominations and Succession Committee, and is a PRA, PRI, Mentor and Fellow Assessor.

Outside the IET, Carol is a Member of the Engineering Climate Conference Committee, and Past President of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). She is the winner of 7 technology and diversity awards and in 2020 Carol was awarded an OBE for Diversity and Inclusion in Electronic Engineering. 

Members

Martin Belshaw

Consultant

Brigit Coleman-Green

UK Ministry of Defence

Brigit is a Chartered Engineer Project Manager with 8+ years experience within the defence and maritime environment.

She has a BSc in Mathematics and Psychology and an MSc in Civil Engineering. She is currently working for the Submarine Delivery Agency within the Dreadnought Supply and Support Team as the lead for infrastructure.

Her previous roles include planning and executing maintenance periods for Royal Navy Nuclear Submarines, supporting Reliability Centred Maintenance facilitation and implementation of maintenance management systems across vessels and shore establishments.

Derek Elder

Institute of Civil Engineers

David Flynn

IET Scotland

Professor Gareth Harrison

University of Edinburgh

Robin MacLaren

Consultant

Alistair McInroy

Technology Scotland

Alison McLure

Institute of Physics

Derek McNab

Institution of Chemical Engineers

Dr Craig Michie

University of Strathclyde

Panos Papadopoulos

University of Strathclyde

Andy Pearson

President of Institution of Engineers in Scotland (IES)

Andy is the Group Managing Director of Star Refrigeration Ltd. He is also President of Star’s US-based subsidiary, Azane Inc. Andy is President of the Institution of Engineers in Scotland (2020-2022).

He was also past-President of the Institute of Refrigeration (2010-2013). Andy is the current chairman of the Refrigeration Safety Technical Committee for the British Standards Institute (2014-present) and serves as a member of the mirror committees for the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and the International Standards Organisation (ISO) (2004-present).

Andy was a chapter lead author for the United Nations Environment Program’s Refrigeration Technical Options Committee (2006-2014) and contributed to several Technical & Economic Assessment Panel special reports.

He has provided technical support in expert witness cases and has spoken at conferences around the world. Andy has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer.

Derek Young

Institute of Physics