2009: Keith Millard

2009: Keith Millard


Keith Millard 

124th President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Millard started as a seagoing marine engineer then followed a period as an operations engineer with the Central Electricity Generating Board.

Since 1970 his career has centred on consulting, with 11 years as Managing Director of Gilbert Associates, before becoming Business Development Director for Balfour Beatty Construction International and the Vice President of Parsons International, responsible for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In 1998 he founded Kea Management, advising clients on strategy development and providing a coach and mentoring service to chief executives through Vistage International.

Keith joined the Institution in 1968 and became a Fellow in 1977. He chaired the Technical Strategy Board until recently, is a past Chairman of the Power Industries Division Board and was founding Chairman of the Management Group Board. He has been a Trustee since 2004.

During his year of office as IMechE President Keith adopted the theme “Using management techniques to improve the world through engineering”. Keith’s engineering education, training and experience provide the foundation of his management capability, which draws its strength from three main areas: project management, strategy and leadership. He has focussed on inspiring the younger generation, engaging with the IMechE membership and addressing energy sustainability.

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