Arup UK, Middle East and Africa (UKMEA) Region Chair, Alan Belfield, and Global Fire Engineering Leader, Barbara Lane, have been named Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng).
This year marks the 40th anniversary AGM of the Academy. The first meeting was held on 11th June 1976 by the Duke of Edinburgh where 130 leading engineers, including Sir Ove Arup were invited to Buckingham Palace. Around 50 new Fellows from all engineering disciplines are nominated and selected by existing members each year.
Dr Alan Belfield has been recognised by the RAEng for his contribution to mechanical engineering particularly in the practice of analysis-led design. His business skills and expert technical knowledge in his field has resulted in him being called on by former Prime Ministers to represent the country on international trade missions. Alan is also currently a member of the UK Government’s Professional and Business Services Council.
Alan plays a significant role in promoting the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace amongst the 5,000 employees in the UKMEA Region. For many years, he was the Diversity Champion for Arup helping the company be recognised as a Top 50 Employer for Women by The Times for six consecutive years.