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Registrants recognised in New Year’s Honours List

Published: 15/01/2021

composite image of six medalsBy becoming professionally registered, all Chartered Engineers (CEng), Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and Engineering Technicians (EngTech) 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 2021 New Year’s Honours List:

Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE)


  • Miss Joanna Gabrielle Da Silva OBE CEng MICE MIStructE FREng
    Director, Arup Group Ltd. For services to Engineering and International, Sustainable Development

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

  • Mr Stephen Bagshaw CEng FIChemE
    Chairman, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies. For services to the UK Manufacturing and Biotechnology Sector   
  • Professor Robert Oliver Buckingham CEng FIET
    Robotics Director, UK Atomic Energy Authority. For services to Robotic Engineering        

  • Mr Martin James Frobisher CEng MIMechE
    Group Safety and Engineering Director, Technical Authority, Network Rail. For services to the NHS and Railway Workers during Covid-19 and voluntary service through the Army Reserves

  • Professor Sembukuttiarachilage Ravi Pradip Silva CEng FIET
    Director, Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey.
    For services to Science, to Education and to Research
  • Professor Eleanor Phoebe Jane Stride CEng MIMechE FREng HonFIET
    Statutory Professor of Biomaterials, University of Oxford. For services to Engineering

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

  • Mr Paul John Fenton CEng FIET
    Director, Estates and Facilities, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. For services to the NHS   

  • Mr Mark Craig Pilkington CEng MIET
    Combat System Engineer, Defence, Equipment and Support, Ministry of Defence. For services to Naval Operational Capability           

  • Mr Robert Kilpatrick Rankin CEng MICE
    Project Manager, Watt's Improved Safety Headguard. For services to Civil Engineering and to Innovation

  • Mr Andrew John Savage CEng FICE
    Executive Director, Rail Heritage Trust. For services to the Railway Industry and Heritage

  • Mr Neil Weller CEng FCISBE FIHEEM
    Chairman, London Apprenticeship Ambassador Network. For services to Education and to Skills

British Empire Medal (BEM)

  • Mrs Fiona Jane Auty CEng MIMechE
    Head of Government Relations, National Physical Laboratory. For services to Science and Engineering Communication

  • Dr Aminur Khosru Rahman CEng FIMechE
    Chair, Kent Area Committee, Institution of Mechanical Engineers. For services to Education       

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

  • Mr Jonathan Craig Browning CEng MIET
    Deputy Director National Cyber Security Centre Digital Government. For services to National Security   

  • Mr Anthony Charles Russell Price TD CEng MICE
    Chief Executive, Swanbarton Ltd. For services to the Energy Storage Industry     

  • Lieutenant Colonel Gareth John Walker CEng MICE
    Corps of Royal Engineers                                          

Queen's Fire Service Medal (QFSM)

  • Mrs Lynsey Seal CEng MIFireE
    Principal Fire Engineer, London Fire Brigade.                                  




For press enquiries:    

Kate Webster, Engineering Council –, 020 3206 0567

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:



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