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Registrants appointed to Royal Academy of Engineering Trustee Board

Published: 28/09/2023

The Engineering Council is delighted to report the appointment of two registrants as new members of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Trustee Board.

Dame Dawn Childs CEng FICE FIMechE FRAeS FWES FREng is Chief Executive Officer at Pure Data Centres Group and has also been elected as the new Chair of the Academy’s Audit and Risk Committee. An accomplished engineer, whose wide-ranging disciplines include mechanical, aeronautical and civil engineering, she is credited with bringing more women into the engineering profession.

Professor Sarah Hainsworth OBE CEng FIMMM FREng is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Bath and is a keen advocate for encouraging young women to consider a career in engineering.  Also newly appointed to the Board are Dr Steve Denton FREng as Vice President for Committee Coordination, Dr Enass Abo-Hamed to support the Academy’s enterprise activities, particularly those relating to sustainability, and Paul Taylor CBE FREng.

Academy President Professor Sir Jim McDonald said: “The Trustee Board is the Academy’s governing body and is accountable for setting the Academy’s strategy to ensure it continues to deliver public benefit from engineering excellence and technology innovation. We thank our Trustees for taking on this important responsibility and look forward to working with them during the coming year.”

The full Trustee Board membership can be found on the RAEng website.


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

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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