Professor Sarah Spurgeon, OBE, has succeeded Lord Oxburgh as the Institute’s new President. A Fellow of the Institute (FInstMC) and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), Prof Spurgeon has a national and international track record as a control engineer.
Currently she is Head of the School of Engineering and Digital Arts at the University of Kent, having moved there in 2008 from the University of Leicester, where she was Head of Engineering. She has been involved with the Institute throughout her career, initially with its accreditation of academic courses. In 2004 she was elected as a Fellow and since 2012 has been a member of Council.