New Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering presented with an Honorary Fellowship of IHEEM

22 February 2018

Dr Hayaatun Sillem is pictured on the left having been presented the Honorary Fellowship from IHEEM's Executive Manager, Annabelle Morgan.


Dr Hayaatun Sillem, the Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering was delighted to accept Honorary Fellowship of IHEEM.

This award was agreed by the IHEEM Council in recognition of her appointment to the role on 1 January 2018 and to cement the relationship between IHEEM and the Academy. In September 2017 the Academy published a report entitled “Engineering Better Care - a Systems Approach to Health and Care Design and Continuous Improvement” with significant input from IHEEM. See IHEEM news 25 September 2017.

Dr Sillem was presented with her certificate of membership by IHEEM’s Executive Manager Annabelle Morgan at a recent event which updated Institutions on the current Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarking exercise in which IHEEM is taking an active role.

The Royal Academy of Engineering is the UK’s national academy for engineering, bringing together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. They provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place to do business. They take a lead on engineering education and invest in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation. They work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. They are a national academy with a global outlook.

There are four strategic challenges:

  • Make the UK the leading nation for engineering innovation
  • Address the engineering skills crisis
  • Position engineering at the heart of society
  • Lead the profession