Patrick Kniveton becomes 128th IMechE President

Patrick Kniveton, head of Engineering Improvement at Rolls-Royce Marine Power, has become the 128th President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

‘I want my theme for my Presidency to be about celebrating not just the engineers of the past, but to celebrate the engineers that are making a real difference to people’s lives today and in the future,’ said Kniveton.

Kniveton graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds in 1976. He has worked in industries such as observatory telescopes, air conditioning plant, nuclear power, instrumentation, electronic traffic signs, infrastructure planning and design, engineering improvements, business management and engineering sales.

Kniveton succeeds Prof Isobel Pollock who became the second female President of the Institution in 2012.