Christopher Knibb, Director of Governance and External Engagement at the Institution of Engineering and Technology

Christopher Knibb joined the IET in 2017 as Head of Corporate Communications with responsibility for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, external and internal communications, and government relations.

He has overseen a host of award-winning campaigns during his time at the IET aimed at improving diversity in our sector and inspiring the next generation.

Prior to joining the IET, Christopher worked for various NHS organisations, leading on communications, patient and public engagement, social marketing, fundraising, information governance and corporate services.

With a journalism background, he left newspaper reporting to move into communications, joining Thames Valley Police’s communications team where he worked on a series of high-profile cases, as well as supporting community relations following the London terrorist attacks in 2005.

Christopher has a degree in Writing and Publishing and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public relations, as well as qualifications in Governance. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and an affiliate member of the Chartered Governance Institute UK and Ireland.