Laurie G Hadley

1983-1985 - Laurie G Hadley

Laurie Hadley spent his early years in central London and Middlesex before being evacuated to Minehead at the outbreak of war.  Returning to London in 1941, he continued his education at the Regent Street Polytechnic.

During the later war years he was an apprentice with a mechanical engineering contractor in central London, continuing his studies at the Borough Polytechnic, whose courses formed the foundation of the National College for Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering.  After completing his apprenticeship, he joined Donald Smith and Partners, Consulting Engineers, the forerunner of DSSR, marking the start of a 41-year relationship with the firm, including 30 years as a Partner, and six as a Senior Partner.  He involved himself with numerous committees, sub-committees, and working parties, for professional Institutes and learned bodies.

He became a council member of the Association of Consulting Engineers, a member of IHEEM in 1972, later a Fellow of the Institute, and was involved with a number of other engineering Institutions, including the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. He became a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers in 1976 and its Senior Steward in 2002. Also serving as President of both IHEEM and CIBSE, he was the IFHE's President from 1998 to 2000, and in 1986 was awarded the OBE for services to hospital engineering. 

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