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Registrants recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Published: 18/06/2019

Cabinet Office signThe trustees and staff of the Engineering Council would like to congratulate Ms Sue Percy CBE, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), on her recognition for services to Transport.

By becoming professionally registered, all Chartered Engineers, Incorporated Engineers and Engineering Technicians have demonstrated their competence and commitment against an internationally recognised standard. This includes a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment.

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate the following registrants on being recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List:

Commanders of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)

  • EUR ING Simon Blanchflower CBE CEng FICE

Lately Programme Director for Network Rail. For services to the Railway

  • Mr Stuart Crooks CBE CEng FIET

Managing Director Hinckley Point C. For services to Nuclear Energy

  • Mr Philip Smith CBE CEng FIET

Chief Executive Officer CISCO.  For services to Technology, Business and Skills

Officers of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)

  • Prof Michael Norton OBE CEng FIET FBCS FREng

For services to Engineering and the Digital Economy

  • EUR ING Prof Graham Wren OBE CEng FIMechE FIET FREng

Special Adviser to the Principal, Strathclyde University. For services to Education, Science and Engineering 

Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)

  •  Dr Emma Philpott MBE CEng MIMMM

Chief Executive Officer IASME Consortium Ltd. For services to Cyber Security.

The full Queen's Birthday Honours List 2019 can be found on the government's website.


For press enquiries:    

Kate Webster, Engineering Council –, 020 3206 0567

Notes for editors:

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: