About Us

Welcome to the Wessex Section

Get more from your Institute Membership - engage with the Wessex Section.....

  • Attend technical seminars
  • Participate in profession related visits
  • Meet new and established Members along with other practising engineers and suppliers
  • Help inspire the young to join our profession
  • Maintain your Continuing Professional Development - CPD
  • Get involved, be part of your Institute
  • For more information contact:  wessexsection@instmc.org

Seminars, Visits & Social Events


  • Wessex Seminar programme endeavours to reflect the interests of its members and their CPD requirements
  • Members and visitors are welcome
  • Your suggestions are important to ensure we cover a wide range of interests contact:  wessexsection@instmc.org
  •  Next Seminar: See calendar below:
  • Visits are organised when appropriate opportunities arise.  
  • Typically these will be plant operations, supplier manufacturing works, education facilities etc. evenings preferred, 1 to 2 hours duration and nominally 20 attendees 
  • Your suggestions invited contact: wessexsection@instmc.org  

Social Events.....

  • The section organises Social Events throughout the year including in   previous years Dinner Dances, Golf Days, Social Dinners etc
  • These serve  as opportunities to meet and socialise with other members, engineers, academics, suppliers etc 
  • They enable the Section to raise funds to support the Institutes activities in the area
  • The Section also makes donations to local charities including Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Oakhaven Hospice


Wessex Section Committee & Meetings

Wessex Section has an elected Committee to organise Institute activities in the area. An AGM is held in January/February followed by monthly virtual committee meetings throughout the year.

These are open meetings, members and guests are encouraged to  participate.  Whilst the Section is centred on Southampton we are keen to involve remote support via Teams

Contact: wessexsection@instmc.org

Wessex Section Committee 2021

            Chairman                                             Graham Dunkley

            Vice Chairman                                     Cevn Vibert

            Secretary                                             Nigel Bushrod   

            Treasurer                                             Alan Lawes

            Professional Development                 Andy Hudson

            Commitee Member                            Andrew Leagas

            Commitee Member                            Andrew Hunt

            Committee Member                           David Horsham

            Committee Member                           Chris Matthews

            Committee Member                           Geoff Jones

            Immediate Past Chairman ( Ex-Officio)    Alan Franks


Committee Meetings 2021

Commitee meetings will be held virtually on the last Thursday of every month (except August and December)

Wessex Diary 2021

16:00hrs Tuesday 13th April 2021 - Virtual Seminar. Digitalistaion the Opportunity for Operations