It is with great pleasure that I am able to write to you in my new role as President of the Institute. I would like to express my thanks to John Fletcher and the whole steering committee for their hard work and time they have dedicated over the past two years, as they hand over the reins.
As an organisation, we are entering a period of change as we are faced with continued pressures and challenges in the world around us, but it is a challenge we are facing head-on. I hope to attend local branch meetings as much as possible, and look forward to more collaboration between the branches and headquarters.
Over the next two years I intend to continue the good work already started to deliver added value to our members, grow our network and membership numbers. Chris Bridge has been elected as the Young ICorr representative, and will be the focus for the younger members. Other initiatives such as the joint working group with the Marine Corrosion Forum will begin to solidify, and I encourage participation by all members in any activity they can, to bring people into the world of corrosion.
We are a members-driven organisation, and we genuinely value your thoughts and ideas, and I ask that you contact me at any time to share these. A steering group has been set-up to look at the “road to Chartership”, and I will keep you up-dated with the progress on this, and other matters. You will start to see more visible changes in the website and this publication, which I hope you will see benefit in.
Thank you for your continued support of the Institute, and I look forward to working with you all.
President – The Institute of Corrosion