The author has been a member of several professional institutions for many years and has supported professional institutions in different capacities. He was the Midlands’ representative of the Engineering Council Regional Organisation and served on the Engineering Senate of the Engineering Council for several years. He initiated a number of projects with EEF, CBI and served as the Chair and a member of the accreditation panels for several professional bodies. He has held senior appointments in academia and industry and has been an external examiner for several colleges/universities. He was the Chief Engineering Examiner for BTEC/Edexcel/Pearson and sat on their Engineering Advisory Committee for many years; serving also as the Government Teaching Quality Assessor. He has initiated many national and international funded projects and written over 120 papers and instigated several education, research and innovation centres worldwide including several universities.