Dr Robert Hawley CBE, DSc, FRSE, FREng, Hon FIEE, FIMechEng, FInstP

(Date First Appointed: 1972)

Robert Hawley

Dr Hawley is a Non-Executive Director of Lister Petter plc and Berkeley Resources plc.  He has been an Advisory Director to HSBC Bank plc, Managing Director of CA Parsons and NEI plc, CEO of Nuclear Electric and British Energy, a Board Member of Rolls-Royce plc and Chairman of several companies, including Taylor Woodrow plc and Colt Telecom Group plc and was until 2004 an Advisory Director to HSBC Bank plc.  He is an acknowledged international expert on power generation energy and the environment and he is the author of several books and many papers on aspects of power generation and dielectrics.

He was awarded the 1989 IEE achievement Medal for his outstanding contribution to power engineering and the IIE Presidents Prize for outstanding contribution to the Engineering Profession, 2001.  He has been awarded twelve honorary degrees in science, engineering and technology and is a Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute.  He received the RSA Waverley Gold Medal Prize in 1960 and the Gwanghwa Medal – Order of Diplomatic Service, First Class, from the Republic of Korea in 1999.

Dr Hawley is a Past President of the Energy Industries Club and of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.  He is Past Chairman of the Engineering Council, the Engineering and Technology Board and the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and former Chairman of the University of Durham Council.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Physics.  He is a Member of the National Academy of Korea and an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Nuclear Engineers, the Institution of Electrical Engineers and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers.  He has served on a number of Government engineering and scientific committees.  He is Deputy Chairman of the Foundation for Science and Technology.  He is a Freeman of the City of London and Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Engineers.