Saturday the 23 June is International Women in Engineering Day 2018, and the CIPHE is celebrating it by introducing our soon to be President, Tracey Richardson EngTech LCGI MCIPHE RP.
Acting as Vice President for the past year, Tracey will be picking up the reins from current President, Geoff Westall, at the CIPHE AGM on Friday 29 June, in London.
Although a prominent face in the plumbing sector, it wasn’t where her career started. In fact, Tracey was an Aircraft Technician in the RAF for 22 years Before discharging as a Sergeant with qualifications in both Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering. She subsequently served a plumbing apprenticeship before going on to run her own business - The Handywoman - for seven and a half years.
With a passion for education, Tracey has since worked as a lecturer for South Staffordshire College and is currently Lead Lecturer, Verifier & Assessor at EAS Mechanical Ltd.
Tracey has a particular focus on professionalism and is the perfect role-model to lead the CIPHE’s Proud to be a Professional campaign. She has devoted a tremendous amount of time to recognising the talents and dedication of young people, through her role as a judge for World Skills and has also achieved the pinnacle of Master Plumber status for herself.
On a day dedicated to raising the profile and celebrating the achievements of women in engineering, we are honoured to have Tracey play such a prominent role within the CIPHE. We look ahead with positivity and excitement at what Tracey’s year as President brings.