Communities contacts

Meet the communities team, the volunteers at the heart of the governance structure and the staff that support IET communities around the world. Click on the links to look at their profile and send the message. Alternatively please email us with any questions.

Communities Resourcing Committee

The Communities Resourcing Committee (CRC) is the Governance group that oversees the work of all the communities in the IET including local and technical communities. The CRC is a committee of IET members responsible for community development strategy, the allocation of resources to communities and reviewing the performance of communities. This group meets physically and virtually throughout the year. Read the CRC blog for a more detailed description of what they do.



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Communities Committees Chairs

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Peter Dias-Lalcaca

CC - Europe, Middle East and Africa

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Mustafa Wajid

CC - South Asia

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Karla Smith


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Davy Thielens


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Kevin Murray

CC - A

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Sachini Yapa


Ordinary members

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Danielle Antonellis

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Heather Lam

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Janice Man 

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Head of Communities and Events

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Alex Taylor

The Head of Communities and Event leads the communities staff team that supports the IET’s local and technical networks all around the world, as well as the IET Events Production & Services team.

This role ensures that the work of the staff team and the focus of the volunteers is aligned to the IET’s strategic priorities. This role also sits on the Communities Resourcing Committee (CRC) as the Senior Staff Member, and works very closely to guide the five regional Communities Committees (CCs) these are the governance groups responsible for allocating resources to the IET's communities, as well as helping to lead the Young Professionals Community Committee (YPCC) that also reports to the CRC.

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Michelle Busson

Communities Resourcing Coordinator, CRC Secretary

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Isabella Mascarenhas

Young Professionals Engagement Manager

The Communities Resourcing Coordinator has oversight of the processes and policies that relate to communities funding and operations throughout the world. The Communities Resourcing Coordinator is also the Secretary for the CRC. The Young Professionals Engagement Manager supports the Young Professionals Community Committee and aims to raise the profile of YP activities around the world and improve YPs’ experience with the IET.
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Amy Stokes

Young Professionals Co-ordinator

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Gemma Tuck

Student Co-ordinator

A central point of contact and coordination for Young Professionals (YP) activity across the IET, ensuring strong links and communication channels for staff and volunteers. The Student Co-ordinator is responsible for overseeing and supporting IET On Campus communities and aims to ensure that students are aware of how the IET can benefit them throughout the early stages of their career.

Communities Strategic Development Manager

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David Houssein

The Communities Strategic Development Manager manages, oversees and develops the IET community portfolio, including managing and directing the team of Communities Managers.

Senior Community Manager

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Joanne Longton

Communities Managers

The Communities Managers (CMs) work closely with volunteers to develop IET communities.

CMs offer strategic development support to new and existing groups as well as acting as a key liaison point for the IET and facilitating engagement with the wider IET. The CM team provide help with planning and budgeting, volunteer recruitment, engagement with other institutions, and help to identify opportunities for communities.

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Gemma Hadley

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Lynsay Callaghan

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Robert Allen

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Phoebe Houssein

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Winnie Lee

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Jenny Li

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Hedy Fletcher

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Nympha Leung 

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Deborah McKenzie

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Natalia D'Lima

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Neha Singh

Online Community Manager

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Responsibility for the day to day running of the IET Engineering Communities platform.

Online Community Platform Development Manager

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Local Network Managers

Supporting IET local networks, both online and with physical activities and empowering volunteers to develop, lead and promote thriving communities.

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Julie Hudson

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 Tania Pomroy

Community Finance & Admin Coordinator

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Janet Rackham

Providing admin support to three Community Committee's, coordinating Present Around The World, and supporting the Commuinity Production team.

Communities Communications Manager

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Steve Benveniste

The Communities Communications Manager manages a small team specialising in marketing communications with, about, and on behalf of communities' volunteers.

A core focus is to ensure that communities volunteers are aware of the IET's products, services and volunteer support resources and equipped to be IET ambassadors.

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Aaron Thiele

Communities Communications Executive Officer

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Carl Resch

Communities Marketing Executive

Responsible for implementing marketing communications campaigns to raise awareness of activities, support volunteers to be ambassadors for the IET, and train and support staff and volunteers to deliver excellent communications to promote communities’ activities.

Get in Touch!

Please use the links below to send a personal message to either our senior volunteers or staff via the Engineering Communities site. Alternatively email us or Tweet us using the @IETCommunities handle with any questions or comments you have.