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Engineering Council trustee announced as BCS President

Published: 20/03/2024

Engineering Council trustee EUR ING Alastair Revell CEng CITP FBCS has been announced by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT as their new President, effective 13 March.

Alastair has served in many senior volunteer positions within BCS for the past ten years, and also runs a successful professional services and IT consultancy firm.

Alastair succeeds Gillian Arnold, who remains actively involved with BCS as Immediate Past President. Daljit Rehal, Chief Digital and Information Officer for HMRC, has been appointed Deputy President. His presidency coincides with the 40th anniversary of BCS receiving its Royal Charter from HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Alastair's extensive experience in information technology means he is a strong advocate for BCS. As well as being on the Board of the Engineering Council, he holds board appointments with other IT organisations, such as the Institution of Analysts and Programmers and the Trustworthy Software Foundation.

Commenting on his appointment, Alastair said “The value of professional registrations – especially Chartered status for technologists – is something I will strongly advocate for, with the support of Gillian, Daljit and the BCS executive team.”

For full details, please visit the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT website.


For press enquiries:   
Helen Potts, Engineering Council –, 020 3206 0568

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