The Engineering Council is pleased to announce that Dave Hogan CEng FIET FInstLM has taken up the post of Operations Director, with effect from 12 March 2012.
In the recently revised role Dave will have various responsibilities including Quality Assurance, IT and Registration. Dave says: “I join the Engineering Council at an exciting time as we seek to balance the UK economy with manufacturing and infrastructure at the heart of the political agenda. It is here that the contribution of the UK’s engineers and technicians is crucial. As part of this, I’ll be looking to build on my past experience in driving forward the benefits to the UK, business and the individual of professional registration as a means of identifying those engineers and technicians who display not only technical skills but a commitment to developing their professionalism and adherence to our ethical principles.”
Dave joins the Engineering Council from BAE Systems, where he has been employed for the past ten years in support programmes, most recently working as Manager of Engineering, Programmes & Support. Prior to this he spent 26 years in the Royal Navy, working his way up from Artificer Apprentice to Leadership Training Officer for 2nd Sea Lord, where he was responsible for monitoring the training of over 6,000 personnel each year.
As well as having sat on the Engineering Council’s Board of Trustees in the year prior to his appointment, Dave has also worked closely with the Professional Engineering Institutions to help embed professional registration into BAE Systems’ staff structure. He has also been involved in the work of the Technician Council, leading the employers' group.
Jon Prichard says: “We are delighted that Dave is joining us at such a key stage in the work of the Engineering Council. He brings with him valuable experience from two major engineering employers and has an excellent insight into the needs of the profession. Having participated as a Board member in the development of our current Strategic Plan he will be able to make an early contribution to taking our agenda forward.”