Professor Richard A Williams, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College of Engineering and Physical Sciences has been appointed as Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, following his election in September as a Trustee of the Academy. The Academy with its 1400 Fellows is the premier leadership voice for engineering and offers advice to government and other policy bodies.

Professor Williams commented:  “I am honoured and delighted to be able to act as a Vice President. Engineering is at the very heart of society and critical to the economic regeneration of the UK economy. The Fellowship is committed to proactive support for development of appropriate science education in schools, addressing diversity issues in engineering, driving innovation at a faster pace in UK companies and in our national infrastructure and related systems”.

The Academy has a substantial base in Carlton House Terrace, London with activities and events related to policy issues, industrial sectors and  enterprises occurring across the UK and with other national Academies overseas.