WISE Ambassador, Dr Alison Vincent elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering 

Dr Alison Vincent

Academy welcomes 53 leading UK and international engineers as new Fellows 

Fifty-three leading engineers from the UK and around the world have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession. They join an Academy on a mission to use the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and create an inclusive economy that works for everyone 

All the new Fellows will be formally admitted to Fellowship at the Academy’s online AGM on Tuesday 22 September, and they will add their expertise to a Fellowship of almost 1,600 eminent engineers from both industry and academia. 

Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, says: “As the UK’s National Academy for engineering and technology, we bring together an unrivalled community of leading business people and industrialists, entrepreneurs, innovators and academics from every part of engineering and technology. 

“The new Fellows who join us today are among the most talented and successful engineers working in the field today, leaders in areas from transport and our essential data infrastructure to lifesaving developments in medical research. We look forward to working with them and benefiting from their ideas and insight as we strive to inform public debate and provide workable solutions to our shared national and global challenges.” 

Dr Alison Vincent FREng 

Non-Executive Director: Synectics Plc, Telesoft Ltd, Connected Places Catapult, uMotif, Cybertonica, Arqit 

Dr Vincent has deep cyber-security and software engineering expertise that she has applied at Board level in mission-critical, global businesses (including banking and telecoms). She was responsible for delivering significant cyber-security control improvements at HSBC. 

She has also driven technology innovation throughout her career, influencing Agile and DevOps changes across enterprise global teams to free capacity for innovation and most recently delivering a new Cyber Innovation Hub for HSBC in Tel Aviv. Dr Vincent has a long track record in addressing engineering skills shortfalls including as an ambassador for WISE ensuring on-going technical talent in the workforce. 

The complete list of Fellows elected in 2020 can be found here.