GRADUATES TRAINING under agreement in Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Africa will receive enthusastic support from three new ICE regional liaison officers, (RLOs) keen to advise on the long and often painful route to the professional review.
Jacki Bell, Denys Morgan and Wendy Blundell take over from Robert Hollingsdale and David Crompton, who have retired.
Morgan and Blundell also take on the role of executive secretaries for Wales and Northern Ireland, with responsibilities for promoting the profession to the community at large.
Wendy Blundell, Ireland and Africa RLO, Northern Ireland executive secretary
Wendy Blundell is Northern Ireland's first full-time regional executive, based in Belfast.
'As executive secretary I shall endeavour to to represent the Institution locally and to promote the profession wherever possible, ' she said.
However, Blundell's role is not limited to promotion. 'As RLO for Ireland and Africa I am very keen to promote professional development within the Institution and to support membership of the ICE through the existing mutual agreement with the Institution of Engineers Ireland, ' she said.
Blundell joined the Institution in March, having spent 13 years as a consultant in Belfast with Kirk McClure Morton. She is a chartered civil and structural engineer.
During her career she has participated in many Institution events, including the Brennan Cup papers competition, the Merit game and the Powers of Persuasion communications competition.