Ian Arbon, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Ian Arbon
Waste as Resource Champion
Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Ian Arbon is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Registered European Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist, with an MSc in ‘Renewable Energy and the Environment’ and an MBA; he has almost 50 years of experience of the EfW sector internationally. Formerly MD of several UK engineering-sector manufacturing companies, he now runs Engineered Solutions, a Sustainable Engineering and Management consultancy. Ian is a Fellow of IMechE, its Champion for ‘Waste as Resource’ (WaR) and Lead Author of the Institution’s Report: “Energy from Waste: a wasted opportunity”; he is also the Lead Author of IMechE’s recent policy statement: “Waste as a Resource: a sustainable way forward”. Between 2006 and 2019, Ian has taught MSc/MEng courses on ‘Energy Policies, Politics and Ethics’ at Newcastle University and ‘EfW/WaR’ at the University of Glasgow.