Jo Parker MBE BSc MBA C Eng FICE FIWater FCIWEM, Vice President Engineering, Institute of Water on Professional Registration
I have been a member of the Institute of Water for several decades and served in many roles including on local committees and as National Chair. However, to be Vice President Engineering really is the pinnacle of my relationship with the Institute. To combine a contribution to an organisation which does so much for people in the water industry with promoting the career I love makes being Vice President the perfect role. It’s not easy. Ensuring that the members who are registered engineers are properly represented and promoting registration when many front line staff have never given this a thought can be a challenge. I firmly believe that increasing the numbers of Professional Registered people working in the water industry will ensure that the industry can show its professional and ethical stance – something that is much needed at present.