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Adrian Catchpole MBA B.Eng (Hons) CEng FCIBSE - CIBSE President 2023/24

"Taking a Lead"

"We have never before needed more engineers, more urgently, to provide creative solutions to the challenges we face,” says Adrian Catchpole, President of CIBSE in his Presidential address, outlining the challenges presented by climate change and building safety considerations.

Download Adrian Catchpole's Presidential Address 'Taking a Lead' (PDF)

Presidential Address Archive

CIBSE President 2022/23 Kevin Mitchell CEng FCIBSE

"Inspire the Next Generation"

Download Kevin Mitchell's Presidential Address 'Inspiring the Next Generation' (PDF)

CIBSE President 2021/22 - Kevin Kelly, CEng FCIBSE FSLL

"Leading Inclusive Change"

Download Kevin Kelly's Presidential Address 'Leading Inclusive Change' (PDF)

CIBSE President 2020/21 - Stuart MacPherson CEng FCIBSE


Download Stuart MacPherson's Presidential Address 'An opportunity for change - let's not return to business as usual' (PDF)

CIBSE President 2019/20 - Lynne Jack CEng FCIBSE FSoPHE

Download Lynne Jack's Presidential Address '‘Uncertainty, Adaptability, Agility’

CIBSE President 2018/19 - Stephen Lisk FCIBSE FSLL

Download Stephen Lisk's full Presidential Address: 'Adapt to Change'


CIBSE President 2017/18 - Peter Wong BSc, LLB, LLM, FCIBSE, FHKIE, FIET, Chartered Engineer, R.P.E (Ell, Bss)

Download Peter Wong's Presidential Address (5MB PDF) 

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Full Presidential Address:

2016 Presidential Address - John Field MA CEng FCIBSE MEI CMVP

2015 Presidential Address - Nick Mead CEng FCIBSE. Listen to an audio recording (with slides) below. You can also download the transcript.

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