Institution appoints three honorary Fellows

Published: 10/12/2018

L-R - Martin McCann, Susan Scurlock, Martin Powell

The Institution of Structural Engineers appointed three new honorary Fellows during a ceremony at its headquarters building in Bastwick Street, London, on Friday 7 December.

Martin McCann (Chief Executive of charity RedR UK), Dr Susan Scurlock (Chief Executive of Primary Engineer Programmes) and Martin Powell (Chief Executive of the Institution of Structural Engineers) all received recognition for the impact their work has had on the engineering sector.

Martin McCann received the Fellowship to recognise his work championing the training of aid workers for disaster relief through RedR UK. 

Susan was recognised for her work promoting engineering careers to children and young people. In 2017 she was made an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering by Glasgow Caledonian University in recognition of her outstanding contribution as a STEM ambassador for future generations of young engineers.

Martin Powell, the Institution’s Chief Executive, was recognised for his years of service guiding the development of the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering.

He said:

“I am delighted to see the Institution recognise the work of Susan Scurlock and Martin McCann. Their particular areas of activity demonstrate how broad the interests of this Institution are. 

“Where we cannot have direct and substantial impact ourselves, it is fitting that we celebrate the enthusiasm and energy of those working in these specialised and vitally important areas. Susan and Martin are both great champions for these causes. 

“My own recognition came as a complete surprise. I am incredibly proud of the work of the Institution and its members throughout the world and it is a joy to work and guide the Institution in its continually developing role.”

Our honorary Fellows received their certificates alongside 100 other guests including new Chartered Members, Associate-Members, Fellows plus friends and family. Congratulations to all. You can view all the images from the day on our Flickr account


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