Terry Hill (M), former technical director of Union Railways and managing director of pathways for London & Continental Railways, rejoins Ove Arup as head of the Transport Division. Hill, once an Arup director, left after 20 years to join Union Railways in 1996.
Ian Liddell (M), a founding partner of Buro Happold Consulting Engineers and designer of the Millennium Dome, is the new Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in the principles of engineering design at the department of engineering, University of Cambridge.
Professor emeritus and director of the Institute for Numerical Methods in Engineering at the University of Wales, Dr Olgierd Zienkiewicz (F), is to receive the Timoshenko Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for distinguished contributions to the field of applied mechanics.
Fergus Collie (AM) is director of laboratories at St Alban's materials consultancy STATS.
Greg Shillabeer is an associate at Glasgow-based environmental consultant EnviroCentre.
Manchester TEC chairman David Compston (F), former chairman of Allot & Lomax, has been awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours for services to training and enterprise.