7 January 2021

IOM3 appoints new Chair of IOM3 Light Metals Board

IOM3 is pleased to appoint Dr Cheryll Denise Pitt OBE CEng FIMMM as new Chair of the IOM3 Light Metals Board taking over from Mike Clinch.


Cheryll is a scientific civil servant and Head of the Materials Department within a public service establishment leading a team of 17 scientists and engineers, many with higher education qualifications and/or many years of experience. Their knowledge base and skill sets cover materials science, metallurgy, aerospace engineering, forensic science, chemistry, mechanical engineering. She has been in this field for more than 40 years and priority is spent keeping the military effectively and safely operational.

Speaking of her appointment, Cheryll says, 'I shall be aiming to continue building on the foundations laid by former Chairs in furthering the profession and raising its standing with new STEM initiatives and conferences based in the light metals’ field. Regarding the latter, I shall be supporting a working group currently hoping to launch what may be a series of events on the theme of recyclability. This may well open the possibility of collaboration between the Board and others in related Technical Communities, part of the IOM3 current strategy.'