Society for Underwater Technology names Dr. Cheryl Burgess new Chief Executive


The Society for Underwater Technology announced that Dr. Cheryl Burgess will join the SUT as Chief Executive in January 2021, bringing over three decades’ experience in the energy industry including oil & gas, renewables; and utilities. She takes over from Steve Hall who has held the post for the past four years.

Prof. Ralph Rayner, President of the SUT said: “We look forward to welcoming Dr. Burgess in January; and in the meantime would like to thank Steve Hall for his sterling service to the SUT and its members and to wish him well for the future.”

The former Director General of the Pipeline Industries Guild, Dr. Burgess’ extensive international expertise from her years with UK Trade & Investment and the Society of British Gas Industries will bring benefit to the SUT’s international Branches and interests. A strong advocate for organizations she has represented, she is also committed to engaging students, graduates and young professionals in the industries the SUT represents.

“I am very excited to be joining the SUT team,” said Dr. Burgess. “The SUT has wonderful history and is uniquely positioned to capitalize on its Special Interest Groups and Global Branches as we all look to the future of underwater technologies.”

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