Deborah Seddon has held standards-related posts over the past fourteen years at the Engineering Council, the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession, and previously at the Institution of Civil Engineers. Currently, Deborah is leading on ethicsrelated work at the Engineering Council, building on the 2017 refreshed Statement on Ethical Principles, jointly published by the Engineering Council and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Deborah has a background in HE and education for professionals. Before working in engineering, she was at the Architects Registration Board where her work included developing the principles and arrangements for continuing professional development (CPD).
Whilst on the Board of the Intellectual Property Regulation (IPReg) Board 2014-2017, Deborah was instrumental in its provision of ethics training for practitioners, which was developed with the IDEA Centre at Leeds. Ethics for practitioners continues to be a theme during Deborah’s current role on the Board of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.