The governing body of the Institute is Council, a body of 16 elected trustees plus grade representatives, all members of the CIEHF, who meet 4 times per year. The responsibilities of trustees are broadly 3-fold, to ensure:
1. That the Institute fulfils charitable obligations which tangibly benefit the public at large.
2. That the Institute provides a competitive package of benefits to members of all grades.
3. That it maintains an agreed strategic course, a course proposed from time to time in conjunction with the Chief Executive and as agreed by Council, consistent with the Institute remaining a thriving, going concern.
The Executive Committee of four senior trustees provides comment, analysis and recommendations to Council.
|For the last 24 years I have been a practicing Human Factors (HF) engineer in Military Air & Information (MA&I), BAE Systems. I joined BAE Systems in 1990 and worked in the research and technology department researching new Human Machine Interface (HMI) technologies in the context of future aircraft concepts. Following this I was the HF lead on two aircraft programmes: The Nimrod MRA4 programme (1994-1999) and the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft (1999-2006) being responsible for the HF programme elements including conducting HF analyses and ensuring that the HMI was designed according to human engineering principles and within agreed costs. This also involved providing design input and performing assessments of the developing design so as to ensure safe, reliable and efficient usage, and to increase system effectiveness. On the F-35 programme I was also ultimately responsible for the maintainer, trainer and builder human interfaces. On the JSF programme I was given an award by the project director for work integrating a Helmet Mounted Display as a Virtual Head-Up Display and when I left the project the government JSF Office gave me a signed photograph of the aircraft as recognition of my contribution. From 2006-2012 I was Head of the HF Shared Service at Warton, a team of individuals tasked with undertaking a wide range of HF work throughout the business. Since 2006, I have also been the Head of the HF Discipline within MA&I, responsible for human factors capability and governance management and for performing specific human factors work including aircrew duty of care and future concept research. I represent MA&I on the Joint MoD/ Industry Human Factors Integration Working Group and am also a member of the UK HF National Technical Committee (HFNTC). At the end of 2014 I became a Fellow and Chartered Ergonomist of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. I am also a BAE System Global Engineering Fellow, a position which enhances the contribution that I, as a human factors engineer, can make to engineering as a whole and to the business.
|Registrar and ex-officio, non-voting, member of Council and the PAB (Professional Affairs Board), since May 2014. An assessor on the CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Panel, since June 2012. Edited the Disciplinary Regulations (Annex B of the General Regulations) to support Chartership changes, voted in Nov 2014. Ran an Institute Workshop on Disciplinary Hearings at the E&HF Annual Conference, April 2015. Co-ran Institute Workshops on CPD and Processes, at the 2014 and 2015 Annual Conferences. Will be undertaking an Information Audit of the records and processes concerned with the Institute’s members and membership, towards the end of 2015.
A member of the Institute since the early 1970’s, when it was the Ergonomics Research Society (ERS). A member of INCOSE since the early 2000’s. Practising as a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist (C.ErgHF) and Systems Designer, specialising in large systems and systems of systems, including: Type 26 Frigate, RAF Chinook, Watchkeeper UAV, Galileo GNSS, System 2000 ATMS. Has run and worked on many other kinds of projects, large and small, military and civil, static and mobile, organizational, physical and virtual, etc., since 1970.
Professional Affairs Board
The Professional Affairs Board (PAB) is responsible for setting and overseeing the professional standards of the CIEHF membership. The Board is responsible for maintaining the registers of professional members and of consultancies, and also for accrediting ergonomics/human factors degree and short courses. The Board is also responsible for maintaining professional standards through the Code of Professional Conduct and the Disciplinary Procedure. Members of the PAB are elected and are all Registered Members or Fellows of the Institute. The accreditation work of the Board is divided amongst a number of panels of volunteers who assess applications against the standards set by the Board.
Read the full set of rules governing PAB activities.
Current members of PAB:
Sue Hignett / Fiona Cayzer (Joint Chairs)
Adrian Wheatley (Chair CPD Panel)
Diane Gyi (Chair Education & Training Panel)
Dave O’Neill (Chair Fellowship Panel)
Barbara Haward (Chair Registration Panel)
John Ryder (Chair Registered Consultancies Panel)
Mike Gray (Chair CREE Panel) – co-opted
The primary function of the Membership Committee is to ensure as far as possible that membership of the Institute is attractive, valuable and career enhancing. The secondary functions of the Membership Committee are:
- to formulate and investigate the feasibility of initiatives for gaining new members.
- to formulate and investigate the feasibility of initiatives for the retention of existing members.
- to work with PAB and the Membership Manager to ease and streamline application processes.
- to review and suggest improvements to the membership benefits package.
- to work with the CE and COO to formulate and drive the Delivery Plan relating to membership matters.
Current members of the Membership Committee:
Sam Porter (Chair)
Events Champion & Programme Committees
The remit of the Events Champion is:
- to assess the feasibility of annual events run by the Institute.
- to assess ad-hoc events suggested by members.
- to contribute to the planning, format, programme and delivery of each event.
- to support programme committees formed for specific events.
- to work with the CE and COO to formulate and support that part of the Delivery Plan relating to events.
The primary function of the Programme Committees is to contribute to national events that are organised and run by the Institute to ensure they are of high quality, provide value and benefit to attendees, and contribute to continuing professional development.
The primary function of the Honours Committee is to recognise individuals and groups who have contributed to the advancement of ergonomics, exceptional volunteering, contributions to the discipline and the noteworthy application of ergonomics/human factors in the UK and the award of distinctions each year.
Current members of the Honours Committee:
Ian Randle (Chair)