SOE News

A new CEO at the Society

2nd Aug 2018

Society of Operations Engineers recently announced that it has appointed Bruce McGill as Chief Executive Officer. He will assume the new role on 3 September 2018.  

Bruce most recently served as Director of Membership at Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and was Head of Marketing at Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for almost nine years, during which time he built considerable brand strength and delivered significant membership growth. Bruce will assume the new role on 3 September 2018.

“I am delighted to be joining the team at the SOE and helping to build on the firm foundations that have already been established by the board, volunteers and staff,” said Bruce. “The opportunity ahead for SOE is huge, but to take it, we must focus our efforts and continue to change to meet the needs of our members. SOE is an organisation that has a positive and meaningful impact on the careers of engineers, and I believe that there is great potential to extend and develop that value even further.”

Bruce succeeds Nick Jones, Interim CEO for the last eight months, having been CEO in a previous spell with SOE from 2007 to 2013.

“Bruce is the right leader at the right time for SOE,” said Nick. “It was a great honour to be brought back to SOE and work with some fantastically talented employees and a committed Trustee Board. Under Bruce’s leadership, I fully expect this team to flourish, and continue to make significant progress in our professional sectors and the wider engineering community.”

SOE President Howard Seymour said: “Myself and the rest of the Trustee Board would like to thank Nick for his service since being re-appointed last year in the role of Interim CEO. Nick’s successor has the right communication and leadership qualities to deliver sustained long-term results for SOE, and we all look forward to working with him.”

Daniel Moir, SOE Chief Operating Officer, said: “Bruce brings vast experience of membership organisations and has a proven track record of implementing new ideas while driving business growth. We are all thrilled that Bruce has decided to join us and confident that our next chapter will be a hugely successful one.”

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Yam Man Zeus Wong

Monday, 06 August 2018 03:53:50

Congrats and welcome aboard Bruce.

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