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Sandi Rhys Jones joins ETB board

Sandi Rhys Jones has been announced as a new non-executive member of the Engineering and Technology Board (ETB).

Rhys Jones is a non-executive director of Simons Group, a construction, design and property company employing 600 people with a turnover of £188M. Prior to this, she was a non-executive director of Docklands Light Railway Ltd from February 1998 to October 2000, when it became part of Transport for London.

She is Vice Chair of the Governing Body of the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Construction and Technology, set up in 2004 and funded by DIUS to address the under-representation of women in these sectors following the Set Fair report by Baroness Susan Greenfield.

Rhys Jones was appointed OBE in 1998 for her work promoting women in construction, became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building in 2002 and awarded an honorary doctorate by Sheffield Hallam University in 2005.

"I am very much looking forward to joining the ETB in its quest to improve the perception and supply of engineers, engineering and technology in the UK," said Rhys Jones.

Sir Anthony Cleaver said: "We are extremely pleased to welcome Sandi to the ETB Board, and look forward to working with her to promote the vital contribution that engineers, engineering and technology make, as well as expanding the diversity and supply of talent within our sector"

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