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Registrants recognised in the 2023 New Year Honours List

Published: 18/01/2023

Eight Engineering Council registrants have been recognised in King Charles’ first New Year Honours List. The UK Honours system recognises the extraordinary achievements and service of individuals. The engineers included on this list work in many different fields and specialisms, but have all achieved distinguished contributions to the UK.

By 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 all the registrants who have been honoured this year:

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

  • Dawn Elizabeth Childs DBE CEng FICE FIMechE FRAeS FWES FREng
    President, Women's Engineering Society. For services to Engineering

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

  • Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian OBE CEng FEI
    Managing Director, Energy Innovation Centre, University of Sheffield. For services to Net Zero Research and to Innovation
  • Colin John Leat OBE CEng MIMechE
    Portfolio Manager, Digital Communications, Defence Equipment and Support, Ministry of Defence. For services to Defence

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

  • Professor David Nicholas (Barney) Lerner MBE CEng FICE FREng
    For services to the Environment in Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • Nicholas John Millington MBE CEng MICE FPWI
    Director, Safety Task Force Network Rail. For services to the Railway and to the NHS during Covid-19
  • Oluwole Olawale Folayan MBE CEng MIChemE
    Co-founder, Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers UK. For services to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering
  • Terence Stocks MBE CEng FICE MIStructE
    Director, UK Head of Public Sector, Faithful + Gould. For services to Construction Innovation

Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)

  • Ian Anthony Booth CB CEng MIMechE
    Chief Executive, Submarine Delivery Agency, Ministry of Defence. For services to Defence

The full New Year Honours List 2023 can be found on the government’s website.


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: