Emily Anderson joined the NEPIC board back in 2021, having previously won our Young Achiever of the Year Award for Base Chemicals, sponsored by Altrad.
“I was first introduced to NEPIC through the Annual Industry Awards when I won in 2019 whilst working at Chemoxy International,” Emily says, “but it wasn’t until two years after that I started to get more involved with the organisation.”
Emily studied chemical engineering and is currently a plant manager at SEQENS, where her day-to-day role involves running the reactors and working with the operations team to make various products for different applications.
From winning the award and recognising Emily’s talent and commitment to improving the industry for younger people, our board at NEPIC approached Emily to join and it was then she became our youngest non-executive director at just 27.
“It’s great that the awards provide a place for businesses across the region to be recognised for their achievements, but they also provide an important platform for women to share their successes too. I remember being totally inspired by all the amazing females on the night.
“It creates role models for younger girls to look up to who are thinking of taking up a career in the industry, it shows them what they can achieve.”
Throughout her time on the board Emily has worked on projects to encourage young people to take up careers in industry, including attending careers fairs, planning our Future Leaders Network and more recently her Industry Insights scheme.
“As a representee of NEPIC, I’ve tried to create a link between education and industry. The Industry Insight scheme provides students with work experience in various departments with companies across the NEPIC membership.
“Through the scheme I’m trying to show the younger generation the amazing opportunities and roles that are available within STEM careers, and by providing female representation I especially want young girls to understand that careers in industry is an option for them.”