Over the coming years, if the structural engineering profession is to remain relevant, we will have to embrace changes to our engineering education and to our work practices, as well as seeing changes in the way the Institution interacts with its membership.
I am greatly honoured to have been elected President of this Institution for 2019. When I look at the roll of honour of Past Presidents and see the names of so many distinguished people who have made enormous contributions to the discipline of structural engineering, I am truly humbled to be in such august company. I hope that you will not be disappointed in the trust and faith that has been bestowed on me as the 99th President of The Institution of Structural Engineers.
A tradition has formed in previous inaugural addresses for the President to indulge in some of their interests and perhaps share some views on the profession; mine will be no different.