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Engineers' Question Time - IET Scotland

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A panel of industry leaders, Members of the Scottish Parliament, and engineers, chaired by an experienced TV News presenter, debates controversial questions from engineers in the audience.

Main topics:
- Getting Engineering going again in Scotland
- Renewables vs conventional sources
- Potential effects of Independence on Engineering in Scotland

30 October 2012  News

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Panel Chairperson - Mike Edwards, STV senior news reporter
Arlene McConnell, Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2010-11, and member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland - a Radar and Advanced Targeting Systems Engineer at SELEX Galileo
Niall Stuart, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables, (voice of the renewable energy industry in Scotland) A member of the First Minister's Energy Advisory Board, and co-chair of the Renewable Energy Advisory Group with Energy Minister Fergus Ewing MSP.
Rob Gibson, MSP (SNP) was a member of the Climate Change committee which steered the world leading Bill to unanimous support; twice nominated as Politician of the Year; convener of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environmen. He has been a consistent and vocal supporter of the Scottish renewables revolution.
Dave Gorman, Head of Environmental Strategy, Scottish Environment Protection Agency Trained as an engineer, Dave is a Chartered Manager and Chartered Environmentalist, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and the Royal Society of Arts, and currently a member of the Expert Commission on District Heating.
Murdo Fraser MSP (Scottish Conservative) is Convener of the Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee and co-convenor of the Cross-Party Group on the Scottish Economy. He was Deputy Party Leader 2005-2011 and has been Spokesman on Health, Education and Enterprise & Lifelong Learning.
Dr Peter T Hughes OBE. Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering (the support and lobbying organisation for the manufacturing engineering industry in Scotland), a regular media spokesman on Scottish affairs. He was appointed OBE in 1993 for services to the UK Steel Industry, and elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 1995.

About the speaker

Panel Chairperson
Mike Edwards, STV senior news reporter

Panel Members

Arlene McConnell, Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2010-11

Niall Stuart, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables
Rob Gibson, MSP (SNP)

Dave Gorman, Head of Environmental Strategy, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Murdo Fraser MSP (Scottish Conservative)

Dr Peter T Hughes OBE. Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering

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