LONDON Paul Jackson CEng, FIET is to become the chief executive of The Engineering and Technology Board (ETB) on Jan. 5 2009.
Jackson has held a variety of roles in technology based business, encompassing contract R&D, the media, the charity sector and local government.
Trained as an engineer, he spent the early part of his career at ERA Technology before moving in to the technology media. After a series of progressive roles within United Business Media, owners of TechInsights the publishers of EE Times , he then moved to the Institution of Electrical Engineers, now the Institution of Engineering and Technology, later becoming director of professional Operations.
“The Board of Trustees and I look forward to working with Paul to build on John Morton’s success in working with our partners across the engineering community to promote the vital role of engineers, engineering and technology in our society,” said Sir Anthony Cleaver, Chairman of the ETB.
Jackson added, “I am excited by the opportunity to build on the success of the U.K.'s engineering and technology community as leader of the ETB team. The credit crunch has really sharpened the focus on the need to build foundations for future economic success. Engineering and technology will underpin that success, from innovation in manufacturing to information technology in banking. We will be keeping the public in touch with that contribution and encouraging young people to take part in their future careers.”
The Engineering and Technology Board (ETB) is an independent organisation that promotes the contribution that engineers, engineering and technology makes to society and inspires people at all levels to pursue careers in engineering and technology.