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Registrants become Chair and President of Professional Affiliate, Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS)

Published: 13/12/2018

Dr Emma Taylor, SaRS

Richard DenningThe Engineering Council would like to congratulate Dr. Emma Taylor CEng MIMechE on her election as Chair and Richard Denning CEng FSaRS on his appointment as President of the Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS). SaRS is a Professional Affiliate of the Engineering Council and has an agreement with a licensed institution that enables its members to be assessed for professional registration.

A member of SaRS Council since 2015, and a Lead Systems Safety Engineer at the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), Emma has played a key role in increasing the understanding of safety and reliability (S&R) across aviation, rail, road, defence, nuclear, oil and gas (O&G).

Emma said: “It’s an honour to have this opportunity to represent safety and reliability (S&R) professionals across a wide range of industries and disciplines. I’m looking forward to promoting widely what we do and encouraging and supporting the next generation of professionals to grow our society for the future.”

Emma was named one of the Telegraph Top 50 Women in Engineering in recognition of her career achievements in the aerospace, oil and gas and rail sectors. A member of the Women’s Engineering Society and a WISE Campaign Woman in Industry and RailStaff Rail Safety Person of the Year finalist, she is passionate about the power of mentoring in developing skills, competencies and career paths for all S&R professionals.

Richard is a senior expert on dependability at Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), has been a member of SaRS Council since 2001 and has played a key role in developing improvements to the Reliability profession across defence.

Richard commented: “I am pleased to have the opportunity to join the management team of the society and apply my experience to help take the society forward improving it’s offering to members, while meeting it’s charitable aims of improving Safety and Reliability”

This will be Richard’s second term as president of the society, he has also undertaken various other council roles including: Chairman, Financial Director, Editor of the society’s journal and Chairman of the Membership committee.


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The Engineering Council holds the national Register of Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Information and Communication Technology Technicians (ICTTech). It also sets and maintains the internationally recognised standards of competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles. By this means it is able to ensure that employers, government and wider society, both at home and overseas, can have confidence in the skills and commitment of registrants. For more information visit: