"Our new Trustees have all been involved with the skills agenda and have been closely associated with our work."

Indro Mukerjee

Four New Trustees Appointed to UKESF Steering Board

The UKESF is happy to announce that four new Trustees have been appointed to the Steering Board, all of whom have been involved with or supported the work of the UKESF previously.

Indro Mukerjee, Chair of the UKESF Steering Board, said, “The UKESF has grown over the last two years since the appointment of a full-time CEO. We decided that it was the right time to strengthen our Board in order to support the Foundation’s work, as we look to expand further. Our new Trustees have all been involved with the skills agenda and have been closely associated with our work. Therefore, I know that with their knowledge and experience that they will make a really valued contribution. I’m excited to welcome all four to our Board.”

The new Trustees are:

  • Bashir M. Al-Hashimi is Professor of Computer Engineering and the Dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Southampton, where he holds an ARM Professorship and is co-Director of the ARM-ECS Research Centre. He previously worked in the Electronics design industry for eight years.
  • Neil Dickins is Founder and Director of IC Resources, the recognised technology recruitment partner to the global tech community, and feels that a recruitment company has a responsibility to be part of the ‘glue’ that binds its industry together. IC Resources sponsors the UKESF Scholar of the Year Award.
  • Graeme Philp is the retiring Chief Executive of GAMBICA, the UK trade body representing the instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory technology sectors of UK industry. Graeme was previously Chief Executive of MTL Instruments, an intrinsic safety specialist, from 1995 to 2008, which had annual sales of over £100m and sold its products in 70 countries around the world.
  • Darren Race is Managing Director at Think Eleven, a management consultancy that ensures organisations are playing their people in their best positions through SkillStation, an online management system. Darren was involved in the early design stages of the UKESF and is lead facilitator for the UKESF Scholar Workshop.

UKESF CEO Stew Edmondson said, “It is fantastic that four such respected figures from academia and our industry are joining the UKESF Board. I am really looking forward to working with everyone.”

Find out more about the new Trustees and how the UKESF is governed here.