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Engineering bodies confirm new bosses

The Engineering and Technology Board (ETB) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) both today revealed the identities of their new chief executives.

ETB confirmed that executive director of media consultancy Jasia Paul Jackson will replace Dr John Morton as chief executive with effect from 5 January 2009.

Meanwhile, Vehicle Operator Services Agency (VOSA) chief executive Stephen Tetlow was appointed as IMechE chief executive, and will take up his role in February.

ETB chairman Sir Anthony Cleaver welcomed Jackson’s appointment: "I am delighted that Paul is taking up the post of Chief Executive. Paul brings with him a breadth of experience, spanning technology based businesses, engineering institutions and the media, from which the ETB will benefit. The Board of Trustees and I look forward to working with Paul to build on John Morton’s success in working with our partners across the engineering community to promote the vital role of engineers, engineering and technology in our society."

Jackson has held a variety of roles in technology based business, encompassing contract R&D, the media, the charity sector and local government. Trained as an engineer, Jacksonspent the early part of his career at ERA Technology before moving in to the technology media. After a series of progressive roles within United Business Media, he moved to the Institution of Electrical Engineers, now the Institution of Engineering and Technology, later becoming Director of Professional Operations. Jackson is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Tetlow has 25 years experience in vehicle fleet engineering and maintenance support operations gained mainly in the Ministry of Defence and the Army. His most recent position before joining VOSA was as Director of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering for the Army and head of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

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