RGS London Professionals – RAE
On Thursday 12 March 2015 Sir Peter Gershon (OR 1966) CBE, FREng hosted the RGS London Professionals evening at the Royal Academy of Engineering where he is also a Fellow.
Sir Peter took great pleasure in welcoming all members of the Reigatian Community and introducing the key note speaker for the evening Crossrail CEO, Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, FREng.
Andrew spoke passionately about his time in the Army and the development of his career that has led him to the current position he occupies managing London’s incredibly complex Crossrail project.
It was fascinating to hear stories of the significant engineering hurdles the Crossrail project has overcome since work commenced in 2009. With a number from our current Sixth Form attending Andrew stressed the industries need for bright, young engineers in this country.
Also at this event, Sir Peter Gershon was presented with the RGS Foundation Fellowship by Sir Colin Chandler, Chairman of the RGS Foundation, for his outstanding support and generous advocacy of the Changing Lives campaign through The Gershon Scholarship scheme – new bursaries for 16 to 18 year old students committed to pursuing a career in science, mathematics or engineering at university and beyond.
The evening finished with the opportunity for all guests to socialise, connect and network in one of the many reception rooms at the Royal Academy of Engineering. A huge thanks must go to Jon O’Neill (OR 1994) who organised the event through his role as Corporate Development Manager at the RAE.