With effect from 1st September 2019

The Institution of Agricultural Engineers have announced the appointment of Edward Hansom, BEng CEng MIMechE, as their next CEO.

Edward was introduced to IAgrE members at the 2019 AGM and Awards held at the National Fluid Power Centre at Worksop, Notts yesterday (May 2nd) by IAgrE President, Professor Jane Rickson. He succeeds retiring CEO Alastair Taylor on 1st September 2019.

Edward is a Chartered Engineer, with a background in mechanical and production engineering and was a Marine Engineer Officer with the Royal Navy. He has over 20 years' experience of leading teams within Professional Engineering Institutions, including the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).

IAgrE say Edward will bring an extensive knowledge of membership and professional matters to the Institution. He has led the development of Professional Standards (including Engineering Council registrations), Accreditation and Continuing Professional Development, with special focus on increasing Institution membership and membership benefits.

Edward has worked with national bodies, industry, academia, and international organisations; including representation at a strategic level with organisations such as UK Governmental departments, the Engineering Council, the Science Council and the International Maritime Organisation.

Commenting on his appointment Ed said, "I am honored to be taking up the appointment of Chief Executive of the IAgrE. I am very much looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that will come with the job and to build upon the excellent work Alastair has done during his tenure."

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