The Engineering Council has elected a new chairman of its board of trustees, Rear Admiral Nigel Guild.
Rear Admiral Guild, who succeeds Professor Kel Fidler, has been an active member of the Engineering Council board since 2005, and chairman of the organisation’s Finance, Audit and Remuneration Panel.
Following a career in the Royal Navy spanning more than 40 years, Rear Admiral Guild moved on to new opportunities two years ago. A Weapon Engineer Officer, he served at sea in HM Ships Hermes, Euryalus, and HMS Beaver, and on the staff of Flag Officer Sea Training. His shore appointments were mainly in the Procurement Executive, culminating in service on the Admiralty Board as Controller of the Navy.
Rear Admiral Guild’s final appointment was as Senior Responsible Owner for Carrier Strike, in the Ministry of Defence. At the same time, he also held the post of Chief Naval Engineer Officer.
Rear Admiral Guild said: “I am looking forward to the challenges of the next few years, as we continue the good work of the Engineering Council in ensuring that the competence and commitment of the UK’s professionally qualified engineers is recognised as the benchmark to aspire to.”
Rear Admiral Guild is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and is the immediate past-president of IMarEST. Since 2009 he has also been chairman of the board of Atlas Elektronik UK Ltd.