IOM3 appoints Jon Binner as President

2 Jan 2013

Jon Binner FIMMM, Professor of Ceramic Materials and Dean of the School of
Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering at
Loughborough University, is the Institute's new President for 2013-2014.

Jon was previously IOM3 Vice President and has stepped in to take on the role which was due to be conferred on Mike Hicks.

Profile of Jon Binner FIMMM 

Interview with Jon Binner, President 2013-2014 (PDF 1.4MB)


IOM3 learned just before Christmas last year, that due to a significant increase in his responsibilities at Rolls-Royce, Mike Hicks felt unable to take on the role of IOM3 President from 1 January 2013. A series of urgent discussions with Mike, the presidential succession team, and the Institute’s Managing Board and Council, agreed that Jon Binner, already confirmed as Senior Vice President for 2013, would take on the President’s duties for the two-year term 2013–2014. Council also endorsed that Mike Hicks should remain as Senior Vice President and take on the President’s role in January 2015.

Bernie Rickinson, Chief Executive, and Jan Lewis, outgoing President, IOM3