Christopher Northey and Sir John Armitt
CIBSE Fellow and past SoPHE chair Christopher Northey has been granted a Fellowship of the City and Guilds of London Institute for his outstanding contribution to the engineering sector and promotion of vocational education.
To be considered for a Fellowship, candidates must exemplify excellence by embodying the City & Guilds Group’s core values of leadership, imagination and integrity. Fellowship is then bestowed upon leaders and innovators who have had an impact on their industry or in education.
Northey began his career as a plumbing apprentice, aged 17, and completed City & Guilds Craft and Advanced Craft certificates in plumbing, before undertaking a building services engineering design and management degree. Now, with more than 30 years’ experience, he is a highly experienced public health design director, who has worked hard to raise standards within the field. He is also a champion for vocational education, promoting plumbing apprenticeships as a pathway to becoming a chartered engineer.
Sir John Armitt, the City and Guilds of London Institute chair, said: ‘To become a Fellow of the Institute is to be part of a small, select group of the most outstanding skilled professionals around today, and I am delighted to have Christopher joining us. The Institute will benefit greatly from his skills and expertise.’