Yes team loses its figurehead

The five-year campaign to promote engineering as a career will need to find a new figurehead after Dr Mary Harris – who acted as director general for the Year of Engineering Success – returned to BG this week. It had been thought Dr Harris might take on the same role at Quinco, the company that […]

The five-year campaign to promote engineering as a career will need to find a new figurehead after Dr Mary Harris – who acted as director general for the Year of Engineering Success – returned to BG this week.

It had been thought Dr Harris might take on the same role at Quinco, the company that will run the extended follow-up campaign. If BG becomes a patron of Quinco, however, she could be its representative on its board.

Roger Dobson, director-general of the Institution of Civil Engineers, is to act as chairman until a permanent appointment is made, probably by the end of the month.