I also attended the Young Professionals Summit – the IET’s biggest gathering of our young professionals community. It was fantastic to meet so many of our members and volunteers, and to celebrate the work you do to engineer a better world.
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak at a parliamentary event for the launch of our Engineering Kids’ Futures report, where again we’re highlighting the importance of embedding engineering into primary and secondary education and calling on government to take action.
I was also honoured to give the welcome speech at the 2022 Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards – a truly inspiring evening where we celebrated five incredibly talented engineers who are all important role models for their respective sectors. This remains an important annual initiative to improve gender equity and inspire more women and girls to consider engineering as a career and I am sure that you will join me in congratulating the 2022 winner, Ama Frimpong who is head of product development at 52 North Health.
As we come to the end of 2022, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for making me feel so welcome and supporting me. I’ve seen first hand over the past few months how the work we do wouldn’t be possible without the support of our members, volunteers and staff.
I wish you all a restful festive period with family and friends and a Happy New Year.
Professor Bob Cryan