Bill Smith

1992-1994 - Bill Smith

Having graduated in Mechanical Engineering, Bill Smith commenced employment in the automobile industry, at Vauxhall.

From there he moved to an engineering construction organisation and later to an engineering post in one of the London Regions before being appointed Chief Engineer of what was to become North and West Regional Health Authority, where he managed a team of 200. Bill held that post for the next 30 years, retiring in 1991 after which he undertook some part time engineering consultancy work for a period of approximately 7 years.

In parallel with his engineering responsibilities in his place of work, Bill Smith quickly became involved in professional engineering bodies, becoming a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Hospital Engineering, later to become the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management.   In 1970 he became Branch Chairman of the NW Branch of the Institute of Hospital Engineering and between 1992 and 1994 he served as President of IHEEM.

Bill retains an active interest in 'all things engineering', and in IHEEM in particular. In 1998 he became a founder member of the IHEEM Audit Committee and since then he has played a huge part in both the work of that committee, and in developing its role.