Committee Profile

On 21st March, at our AGM, we held elections for committee roles. Please see new committee details below.

Being on the committee can be very fulfilling, giving you the opportunity to network with many local engineers, visit interesting engineering sites and helping to shape the IMechE in Cornwall as well as boosting your CV and assisting with your route to professional registration or fellowship. 

See the role descriptions below and please get in touch if you would be interested in joining the committee at DevCornChair@IMechENearYou.org.

Nathan Vosper - Chair

 

Nathan graduated from the University of Southampton in 2018 with a Master’s Degree in Aeronautics & Astronautics. He is currently on a graduate scheme with Babcock International based in Devonport in Plymouth but has previous experience within the Aerospace Industry. During his time at university, Nathan received an IMechE undergraduate Scholarship, and was also heavily involved with the IMechE’s Formula Student competition, competing with his university, SUFST, for five years including leading the team in his final year. Since then, he has now sits on the Joint Formula Student and Railway Challenge’s awards committee. As Chair for the Devon and Cornwall branch, he is in charge of all day – to – day operations of the local committee. 

Contact Nathan at DevCornChair@IMechENearYou.org.

 

Glenn Foster - Vice Chair

Glenn is originally from Northern Ireland and attended Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, graduating in 2016 with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. He currently works as a Package Manager with Babcock in Plymouth but has experience in the Construction and Haulage industries. Following university he worked for an International Airport Infrastructure Construction company on various projects. Glenn has a keen interest in the automotive sector, especially Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV’s) and enjoys working with these and exploring the South West in his spare time.

Contact Glenn at DevCornViceChair@IMechENearYou.org.

Ian Myers - Secretary

Ian graduated from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in 2015 with a 1st Class MEng in Motorsports Engineering winning numerous accolades including the IMechE Frederic Barnes Waldron best student award. He currently works for one of the UK’s largest engineering support service providers as a Nuclear Facilities Project Manager. Ian enjoys complex engineering with a keen interest in composites, nuclear power and fluid dynamics. Ian joined the committee in 2016 as the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Co-oridnator and held role as Vice Chair last year. He hopes to improve the committees communications footprint with the local professional network. Ian’s hobbies include mountain biking, karting, football, rock-climbing and most recently surfing. Ian also took part in Formula Student leading the design and manufacture of a carbon fibre moncocoque which he was a driver for the event.

Contact Ian at DevCornSec@IMechENearYou.org

 

Lewis Godiff - Treasurer

Lewis is originally from Plymouth and studied at the University of the West of England Bristol, gaining a Master’s in degree Mechanical Engineering. He joined Babcock International on the Graduate scheme and now works as a Mechanical Design Engineer. In his spare time he enjoys exploring the outdoors, walking, kayaking and mountain biking.

Contact Lewis at DevCornTreas@IMechENearYou.org.

Ben Roy - Devon Events Coordinator

Ben is originally from a small town in North Devon and studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of the West of England in Bristol. He joined Babcock International on a Graduate scheme and now works as a Mechanical Package Manager within a production team that refit Royal Navy Ships. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports such as football, badminton and tennis.


 Contact Ben at DevCornCPD@IMechENearYou.org.

Vacant - Events Coordinator

There are two Events Co-ordinators on the committee. The primary responsibility of the Events Co-ordinator is to organise events, to be held on a regular basis, to promote engineering and provide an opportunity for continuous professional development in the area. Committee events include lectures, site visits, debates, careers events, networking and professional development. This involves building relationships with local companies, societies and organisations to facilitate arranging speakers / tours and booking venues. The Events Co-ordinator works closely with the Treasurer to ensure we stay within budget and the Publicity Officer to get the events advertised across our range of social media as well as supporting the other committee roles where possible. The Events Co-ordinator also collects feedback from events to help us to improve.

Could this be you? Email DevCornChair@IMechENearYou.org to find out more.

Vacant - Cornwall Representative

 

Much of the last two years has been to lead the re-establishment of the IMechE representation in Cornwall. A Cornwall Group has now been formed which meets on a monthly basis and is chaired by the Cornwall Representative. The primary objective of the group is to act as a focus for members, to coordinate and plan activities and events in the county and the support local businesses, schools and colleges as part of the wider STEM programme. The Cornwall Representative also attends the Area Committee meetings and acts as a link with the local group.


Could this be you? Email DevCornChair@IMechENearYou.org to find out more.

 

Jack Mason - Young Member Rep

  

Currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Plymouth, Jack finished A levels last year and moved down to Plymouth from the Midlands to study. He aims to graduate into the industry and pursue a career in engineering. Jack's goal with the IMechE is to liaise between the University of Plymouth/IMechE and create a relationship to support each other. He wants to get more young members (University, College, Apprenticeship) involved and give them opportunities to gain experience from fellow engineers.

Contact Jack at DevCornYMP1@IMechENearYou.org

Mark Wratten - Publicity Officer

The publicity member runs the committee social media accounts and creates publicity material. They promote engineering to local people and help to grow our communications network.

Contact Mark at DevCornPublicity@IMechENearYou.org 

 

 

Alexandra Pickering - Social Secretary

The social secretary organises and runs social events for members and supports other committee members if able.

Contact Alex at DevCornSocial@IMechENearYou.org.

 

Helen Timpson - Cardboard Boat Race Coordinator
 

Helen has stepped down as chair after filling that role for 2 years and holding the Events Coordinator role for the year before that. Helen has been involved with the last 4 boat races and is excited to make this the biggest and best year yet as well as work on the planning for the Mayflower 2020 celebrations and other future events in Devon and Cornwall. She will continue to support the chair and events members as they need it. Helen is working towards chartership and intends to apply this year. She also enjoys rugby, which she coaches and sailing.

Contact Helen at DevCornCBRC@IMechENearYou.org

 

Connor Redman - STEM Coordinator

The STEM Coordinator supports and advises the committee on STEM outreach activities and liaises with local youth groups and education establishments. They assist with running the Cardboard Boat Race and support local careers fairs attended by the committee. The STEM Coordinator develops STEM activities that showcase engineering and STEM for use at events.

Contact Connor at DevCornSTEM@IMechENearYou.org

Support member (advisory only)

We now have several support members (both new to  and ex committee) support in STEM, Young Member groups  and giving advice and suggestions. We are very grateful for their support.

A role for anyone who wishes to support the committee but does not wish to hold an official committee role. This role does not need to be filled by a member of the institution. Advisory members provide support and guidance from your area of expertise and participate in committee meetings when able. They offer ideas for events/speakers and may take part in the planning and organisation of committee activities if able and willing. You don’t need to hold this role to offer support/advice listed above but you will be included in invitations and committee communications if you hold the role



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