Scottish Engineering, the industry membership association for engineering and manufacturing in Scotland, has appointed its first female president in its 150-year-plus history.
Aine Finlayson has taken up the role. The board chose Aine, who is the director of manufacturing at Aggreko, at its annual executive meeting.
Aggreko will be familiar to many for its power generators and cooling solutions.
She will hold the title for two years, with Bernie O’Neil, head of operations at Thales UK, as Vice President.
Scottish Engineering has roots that go back to 1865.
Commenting on her appointment as president, Aine Finlayson, said: “I am delighted to be elected as the Scottish Engineering President, having been part of the executive committee for over ten years. Scottish Engineering is integral to the success of Scottish Industry, and at Aggreko we are proud of our contribution. As the first female president in the 150-year history of Scottish Engineering, I’m looking forward to continuing the good work that has been achieved, embracing the challenges of today’s world and the transition to a low carbon economy, moreover, acting as a role model to encourage more diversity across the Scottish engineering industry.”
Commenting on her appointment as vice president, Bernie O’Neil, said: “I am delighted to be appointed as the Vice President of Scottish Engineering. I am really looking forward to working with Aine to support the Scottish Engineering team and all the member companies. I am grateful for the opportunity to give more back to the engineering profession which has given me so much.”