Immediate past president Paul Jowitt has been appointed as the new chairman of Engineers Against Poverty (EAP), the NGO that aims to maximise the sustainability and poverty reducing impact of investments in infrastructure in the developing world.
Jowitt has an international reputation regarding the application of engineering to international development challenges.
As ICE president, Jowitt focused heavily on international development,with his year culminating with the launch of an international development toolkit for young engineers.
Jowitt said he was honoured to be appointed chairman, following on from predecessor Doug Oakervee, and also a past ICE president.
“Doug’s contribution to EAP has been immense. He helped develop it into one of the leading organisations in engineering and international development. I will be working with the trustees and staff to build on his achievements.”
Jowitt has been an EAP trustee since 2005. He is also executive director of the Scottish Institute of Sustainable Technology at Heriot Watt University, and a professor of civil engineering systems there.