Member News

Issue 29: 29 March 2012
Ashley Davis, IET Fellow and non-executive director of InfinitySDC

Centres of expansion

IET Fellow Ashley Davis has strong views on the shape of the Data Centre world to come, and is helping to advise professional bodies and governments on the type of engineer required to work within it. Words and portrait by Nick Smith.

IET deputy president, Naomi Climer

From BBC broadcast engineer to vice president of Sony Europe, Naomi Climer talks to Member News about her remarkable career and the challenges ahead when she takes up the mantle of first female IET deputy president in the autumn. Interview by Keri Allan.

Connecting communities around the world

After an highly successful 2011, IET communities are set to go from strength to strength thanks to a restructure that will break down communication barriers and lead to further collaboration opportunities, reports Keri Allan.

Katy Turff, Head of International at the Engineering Council

Engineers are a mobile bunch! One of the challenges for migrant engineers is finding out exactly how their professional qualifications are recognised in another country, says Katy Turff, the Engineering Council’s new Head of International

Cover of Spring issue of Member News

About Member News magazine
Member News is a news magazine, and, alongside its website, covers the Institution's activities, aiming to make members feel part of the global IET community. This combined offering features in-depth profiles and interviews of IET members, whose work influences the IET and the wider community, together with informative feature articles, news stories, opinion pieces, and event write-ups from the IET's global networks.

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Also in this issue

Making a difference  ET arr

The IET’s Benevolent Fund was established in 1880 and over the years has helped numerous members and their families in times of financial need, as it still does today, reports Stephen Addy.

Developing a new Local Network  ET arr

Developing a Local Network (LN) in a new region is always tough, but it has been particularly taxing for the creators of the newly-formed Gulf of Mexico LN

Engineering Gateways  ET arr

IET member Richard Green has become the first and youngest CEng graduate of the Engineering Gateways scheme.

IET film collection  ET arr

IET Archives film collection moves to new storage facilities at the London Metropolitan Archives, reports assistant archivist Sarah Hales.

The UK energy trilemma  ET arr

The IET’s independent and authoritative advice is increasingly valued by the UK Government and Parliament alike, reports IET principal policy advisor for energy Helen Farr.