Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng, a Trustee of the Imagineering Foundation, has been awarded the President’s Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
One of the Academy’s highest accolades, it commends his extraordinary record in nominating talented engineers to the Academy. He received the medal from Academy President Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS at the Academy’s 40th anniversary AGM in London on Thursday 8 September.
He has worked tirelessly during his 31 years as an Academy Fellow to champion inclusion and broaden awareness of the number and diversity of highly skilled jobs associated with engineering across the whole of the economy.
The President’s Medal recognises significant contribution to the Academy’s aims and work through the recipient’s initiative in promoting excellence in engineering. Ian’s Royal Academy of Engineering service includes eight years on Council. He is currently a member of the Academy’s Ingenia Editorial Board, and the Visiting Professors Management Group.
Dr Nussey had a distinguished career at IBM UK and is recognised for information and manufacturing technology achievements, including leading the software team for the world’s first flexible manufacturing system. He has also done much to mentor the next generation of professional engineers within IBM and beyond, and played a leading role in helping the company develop productive partnerships with UK universities. He has also worked hard as a Trustee of the Imagineering Foundation as an advocate for its work and providing advice and support.
Dr Nussey says: “Widened diversity is vital to the health of the universe of engineering. This wonderful award is an amazing outcome to the privilege of playing a part in making our own Fellowship more inclusive.”
Academy Past President Lord Broers FREng FRS says: “Ian has a broad and deep understanding of many fields of engineering, especially those involving information technology, and has used this to identify engineers with outstanding talents. I cannot think of anyone who has achieved so much in building the breadth of the Fellowship.”
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