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

Kapil Khanna

CC - South Asia

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Karla Smith


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Jeremy Creasey


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Kevin Murray

CC - A

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Wee Ser Tan


Ordinary members

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Danielle Antonellis


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 Events leads the staff team that supports the local and technical networks all around the world, and the team that delivers the IET’s portfolio of events. This role sits on the Communities Resourcing Committee (CRC) as the Senior Staff Member, supporting the governance to ensure that the focus of the communities is aligned to the IET’s strategic priorities.

Finance Manager - Community & Events

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Michelle Busson

The Finance Manager 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.

Young Professionals Engagement Manager

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Lizzie Owen

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 Muncer

Young Professionals Co-ordinator

Lydia Vaton

Lydia Vaton

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.

The Community 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.

Senior Community Managers

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Joanne Longton

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Robert Allen

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Julie Hudson

Community Managers

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Gemma Hadley

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Lynsay Callaghan

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Deborah McKenzie

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Phoebe Houssein

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Winnie Lee

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Jenny Li

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Natalia D'Lima

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Neha Singh

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Dodi Mak

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 Manager

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Tania Pomroy

Local Network Managers (LNMs) support IET local networks, both online and with physical activities and empowering volunteers to develop, lead and promote thriving communities.

Community Finance & Admin Coordinator

Meagan Austin

Providing admin support to three Community Committees and finance support for the Communities team.

Communities Communications Officer

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Aaron Thiele

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.