Scotland Panel

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


Dr Carol Marsh

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. 


Martin Belshaw


Brigit Coleman-Green

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

Professor Gareth Harrison is Bert Whittington Chair of Electrical Power Engineering and Deputy Head of the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.

His research is focused on renewable energy integration within energy systems, and he has built a reputation for the application of meteorological modelling as well as use of optimisation methods for energy network operation and planning. He is Associate Director of the EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration.

Professor Harrison is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the IET, a Senior Member of IEEE and an Affiliate of ACCA.

Robin MacLaren


Alistair McInroy

Technology Scotland

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

IET Staff

Andrew Rylah

Andrew is the IET Engineering Safety Lead, responsible for developing policy input to government and coordinating thought leadership on key health and safety issues.

Working in the public, private and third sector, Andrew has previously been a STEM Project Manager, organising national projects and conferences, a Performance, Programme and Risk Manager in local government and FE, and a Programme Office Manager. 

Andrew has an MBA, PRINCE2 and MSP practitioner qualifications, a BA (Hons) in Languages and a PGCE.