Anne Butler, a Member of DIT's Governing Body, elected President of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland

Anne Butler, a Member of DIT's Governing Body, was recently elected President of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland. With over 22,000 individual members, The Institution of Engineers of Ireland is the country's largest learned professional body and the representative voice of the engineering profession in Ireland encompassing all disciplines of engineering.

Anne Butler

Speaking at her inauguration, Ms Butler said:

"Our main priority for the coming year is to promote the profession. We need to get the message out that engineering is a good career choice, that it offers exciting prospects and that engineers shape the world we live in. It is also an extraordinary varied career, offering immense choice and opportunities. It is a superb training for moving to other careers."

Ms. Butler, who was a founding Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, succeeds Paddy Caffrey, former Managing Director of Pfizer's operations in Ireland. Currently working as an environmental consultant, she was on the board of the EPA for ten years, and headed up the Agency's waste division which for the first time regulated waste facilities in Ireland at a time of great change.

She has also worked in the environmental area in local authorities and was Project Manager for the Dublin Water Supply Telemetry Project in the early 1990s. She has also received various awards for her work.

All of her colleagues in DIT wish to express their congratulations and extend their best wishes to Anne for the year ahead.

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