Chris Jones M.Inst. AEA., MFIEA, MIMI MIAATI
Chris started work in the industry at the age of 16 as an apprentice technician at a main dealer in the Midlands. After completing his apprenticeship he moved into the repair of commercial vehicles and then on to body repair. He worked through the industry as a Staff Field Engineer on to his present position managing a team of Engineers at an innovative and leading insurer. Chris has always been a keen supporter of the IAEA and has been an active member of the Birmingham Region where he served as Secretary for 10 years, and where he is currently the Regional Chairman.
Chris passionately believes in the function of the Engineering Assessor, he is always eager to promote the cause of the IAEA and give recognition to the role of the Engineer. Chris is an active member of Thatcham ETC and also serves on the education group.
Adam Murray F.InstAEA, M.FIEA, AMIMI
Adam is a current leading industry figure, who progressed through the industry from panel beater to his current position of Motor Technical Manager with a leading insurer. In conjunction with fellow Institute members, Adam contributed to the design of a practical exam that later evolved to become the ATA VDA exam of today. Adam has served actively in various capacities within the Institute for over 20 years, providing a vital link to industry bodies helping to maintain the Institute's industry profile. Adam currently serves on Thatcham ETS, is a member of the Audatex Technical committee and ATA VDA steering group, where he works to raise the standards of education for engineers.
Trevor Sutton F.InstAEA, M.FIEA
Currently Trevor is an industry trainer, having worked in the industry for 38 years. He started his career in 1976 as an apprentice and progressed to national technical manager for a leading UK insurer. For the past ten years Trevor has been an independent engineer and training specialist providing training and examination services to leading training academies for both IAEA examinations and ATA VDA.
Trevor joined the Institute in 1990, and as well as being President he is also the finance officer, education group member and distance learning tutor.
Trevor sits on various industry panels to ensure that the Institute's views are fully represented.
Tony Simpson M.InstAEA, M.FIEA, M.IMI, IEng, CAE
Tony started his career at the age of 15 as an apprentice panel beater with an independent coachworks in Surrey. After completing his apprenticeship and gaining more experience, he developed his career within the accident repair industry and eventually becoming a bodyshop manager within a main agent. In May 1988, he joined Eagle Star Insurance as a staff motor engineer assessor. Following Eagle Star's merger with Zurich Insurance Tony held a position within the Motor Engineering Management Team. In 2016 Tony left Zurich to set up his own company AGS Claims Consultants.
He has been attending London Region meetings of the Institute for over 30 years and holds a deep loyalty to the Region and the IAEA as a whole. He has served as the Education Liaison Officer for the Region for six years, Regional Chairman for four years and is now the current Treasurer.
He was elected to Council in 2010 and holds the position of National Regional Liaison Officer, something he is very passionate about and hopes that the Council and all Regions throughout the country can engage and work together for the further success and development of their ever-changing profession.
Kate Carter AAT
Kate Carter is a qualified AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) and has achieved full Membership status. Kate's company, Aspen Accounting, is fully insured to engage in public practice and delivers complete accounting solutions, including a high level of accountancy - general book keeping, credit control, payroll, budgeting and forecasting, management accounts, and VAT returns, a consultancy role is also available to advise and implement new accounting software, as well as general procedures and systems across the board.
Kate works with a number of clients in very different industries ranging from Charities, including Livery companies of London (also known as Worshipful Companies), Event Management, Publishing, Recruitment, and Estate Agency to sole trader electricians, musicians and landscape gardeners. This wide range of experience has enabled Aspen Accounting to offer flexible solutions to individual business needs.
Kate became secretary of the IAEA in June 2013 when Plenham Ltd took over the administration of the Institute.