11 June 2018
A former President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has received a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Naomi Climer CBE has received the honour for services to the engineering profession.
Nigel Fine, Chief Executive of the IET, said: “We are extremely proud of Naomi’s achievements and congratulate her on this honour.
“Naomi is an influential advocate and global leader of the engineering profession and one of the most senior British women in the communications industry. It is fantastic that her contribution has been recognised in such a way.”
In 2015 Naomi became the first female President in the 145-year history of the IET. In this voluntary role she led the drive to attract young people to the engineering profession, raising the level of public awareness and debate.
Mr Fine added: “Naomi has been at the forefront of engineering advances in the global broadcast industry. Her work exploited the potential of the cloud for professional video content production and created a step-change in cloud-based services across the media industry worldwide. Her influence is evidenced in her appointment as Chair of Council of the International Broadcasting Convention in 2016.
“Her actions to promote engineering education and employment opportunities for young women in particular are changing attitudes and leading to gradual improvement of historical gender imbalances.”
Naomi was also a member of the Independent Commission on the Future of Work, which reported on how the UK should deal with the new technological revolution. She has since been asked to co-chair a new institute for the Future of Work.
She was listed in the Daily Telegraph and Women’s Engineering Society’s 50 Most Influential Women in UK Engineering in 2016 and in Computer Weekly’s 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015 and 2016.