Fri, 08 January, 2021
TWI is pleased to announce that BAE Systems Maritime Submarines Welding Manager and Fellow of The Welding Institute, Mike Skyrme, has been elected to the governing council of The Welding Institute.
TWI’s governing council consists of elected representatives from both Member companies and Professional Members of The Welding Institute. The council and its committees represent the interests of TWI stakeholders including Professional Members. Mike, along with other nominees of the Professional Board, has been elected to represent over 5000 Professional Members on Council, where his role will involve supporting the provision of overall governance, as well as setting the strategic direction for both The Welding Institute and TWI by overseeing the delivery and management of The Welding Institute’s services and membership benefits for its individual Professional Members, including Engineering Council registration.
Speaking on the recent election, BAE Systems Maritime Submarines released a statement including Mikes’ reflections on taking this new role where he explained, “I’m extremely proud having come from the grassroots. After joining the Institute as a Technician Member in 1999, I became a fellow of the Institute this summer. Now elected to serve on council, I’ll be helping provide the governance for how The Welding Institute and its subsidiaries operate.”
BAE Systems Maritime Submarines continued with a further statement from Engineering Director Russ Watson, who said, “This is a tremendous accolade for Mike and deserved personal recognition for his technical excellence. It also once again demonstrates the depth and breadth of the expertise in the business.”
Mike joined The Welding Institute in 1999 as a Technician Member (TechWeldI) and progressed to achieve Fellowship status last year. As a Professional Member of The Welding Institute, Mike has chaired the Welding Trailblazer scheme since 2014, where his work involved the development and embedding of new, high quality standards for welding apprentices. Additionally, Mike was also the first winner of The Welding Institute’s Continuous Development and Learning Award in 2018.
Mike’s involvement with The Welding Institute, joining as a Technician Member (TechWeldI) in 1999, saw him continue on to be awarded Fellowship status last year and now, having being elected to the governing council, highlights his earned success and acts as an example to all other Welding Institute Professional Members!
You can find out more about The Welding Institute and Professional Membership here.