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London Branch Meeting
March 11, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The President’s Talk
As President Bill will provide an update on the current state of the Institute, key activities and the benefits of membership.
Dr. Bill Hedges
Bill is an independent corrosion consultant and the President of the Institute of Corrosion (ICorr). He has a B.Sc. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in electrochemistry (lithium batteries) from the University of Southampton, UK and spent time as a researcher in the Bioengineering department at Oxford University, UK.
Bill has 34 years’ experience in corrosion science, integrity management and engineering and has spent the last 30 years in the oil & gas industry working for Exxon and BP. He was with BP for 24 years and left in 2020 to form his own consultancy business. His final role was as the Chief Engineer for Materials and Integrity Management. He has spent half of his career working in central engineering functions and half in operational locations in many countries worldwide with specific assignments in London, Houston, Trinidad and Alaska. These assignments have given him practical experience of integrity issues in onshore, offshore, deep-water, tropical, desert and arctic environments.
Bill is a Chartered Engineer (CEng.), Chartered Chemist (CChem) and a Fellow of both the Institute of Corrosion (FICorr) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). He has held director roles with the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Foundation and the NACE Europe board. He has published 38 papers and in 2009 was awarded the NACE Fellow honour (FNACE).
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