Ian Arbon is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Registered European Engineer, with an MSc in Renewable Energy and the Environment and an MBA. Having been MD of several engineering-sector companies (Howden Compressors, Caledonian Compressors, Peter Brotherhood), he now has his own consultancy, Engineered Solutions. Ian is a Fellow of IMechE, where he chairs the Energy, Environment & Sustainability Group, the Renewable Power Committee of the Power Industries Division and the Working Group on Global Sustainability and is Co-Chairman of the joint IMechE/ICE ‘Waste as Resource’ initiative with DTI/DEFRA. A Fellow of ASME, Ian lectures on “Renewable Energy & Sustainability” within its Distinguished Lecturers’ Program. He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and of the Institute of Refrigeration, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle.
Ian is a member of NewRail’s Industry Research Strategy Group (IRSG).