Picture of Bruce McGill, new chief executive officer of the Society of Operations Engineers

SOE appoints Bruce McGill as new CEO

Published:  24 September, 2018

The Society of Operations Engineers has appointed Bruce McGill as chief executive officer.

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.

‘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.’

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