UK Chapter

At an International level, the Institute of Obsolescence Management is managed by the Board  (Institute Directors). Each National Chapter (e.g. UK) shall be run, in accordance with a delegation agreement, by a Chapter Council.  
Each Chapter Council is responsible for running the affairs of their relevant Chapter and will be elected from Chapter Members by fellow chapter members and lead the UK Chapter working alongside the Secretariat and Chief Technical Officer to develop the Chapter going forward.

IIOM UK Members Handbook

The IIOM UK members handbook is available here

IIOM UK Council

Details for the IIOM UK Chapter Election process for 2018 are available here.

The Chapter Council are elected every three years by the IIOM UK members. There are 8 Chapter Council positions available. Councillors take office for a period of 3 years from 1st January following election. One of those elected will be chosen by the others to be the UK Chapter Chairperson. The Chapter Chairperson will also become an IIOM International Director during their tenure.

Current IIOM UK Chapter council

serving until 31.12.2018



IIOM UK Council with the IIOM President Stuart Kelly and the IIOM Technical Manager Ian Blackman.
Back Row - L to R: Ian Davies (no longer on the council), Stuart Broadbent, Phil Wardle, Ian Blackman, Ben Carter, Graham Goring, Terry Rees-Peddlar
Front Row - L to R: David Johnson, Jon Anslow, Stuart Kelly


Jon Anslow

I believe that I can lead the IIOM UK Council having attended COG for many years and served on working groups. I am a very practical engineer and I am keen to push forward the IIOM’s agenda and increase its influence where possible. In a consumer electronics driven throw away age, we still need to keep the lights on and good engineering running.
I am currently in charge of the Obsolescence Management group for Leonardo in Edinburgh with multiple projects under active obsolescence management. Previous to this position I was responsible for the maintenance and obsolescence management of many bespoke ATE’s across the UK. I was also in the RAF for 14 years.
I will be serving on the IIOM UK Council representing members’ thoughts to the IIOM Board as we transition to a full-blown institution. I know there will be many changes to how we do things, but not to the main thrust of the Institute; to advance the cause of Obsolescence Management. Please feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss any subject


Vice - Chairman
David Johnson

David is an Accredited Partner & Commercial Agent with JGS- currently representing a number of international product lines in the UK & Ireland including SSDI (USA) & RD Alfa (Latvia).
He has been actively involved with COG since its inception in the late 1990’s- presenting at the first preliminary meetings at the DTI
David is registered with the Engineering Council & is also an active member of the IET, the ISMM, the MAA & a member of the IoD.
Having been at the inception, he has seen COG expand and successfully help the industry find ways to mitigate the effects of component obsolescence & develop obsolescence management strategies.
David is very conscious that IIOM’s remit has expanded greatly- covering a vast array of materials, processes & regulations.  He is also very aware that we must ensure that we maintain the reservoir of knowledge & experience of the individuals that have made such an important contribution to the Group.

Head of Professional Development & Certification
Phil Wardle

Phil has 38 years’ experience of delivering of large / complex engineering and software projects, mainly in the defence industry, but also in oil & gas, civil communications, and automotive sectors. He has extensive experience in development of engineering governance, process, and capability and a proven track record in research at the interface between academia and industry.
Having collaborated with Cranfield University since 2005 whilst still in industry, he joined them as Research Fellow in 2014 to continue work on research and training in Obsolescence Management.
Phil has a BSc(Hons) and MSc in Computer Science and his professional affiliations include CEng, CITP, FIET, FBCS. He is a member of IIOM via Cranfield and pursues Cost Engineering interests via SCAF and ICEEA.

Head of Member Services
Ben Carter

Ben Carter has worked in the Aerospace/Defence sector for 18 Years at General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited. 
Working to component level as Head of Obsolescence Management Ben is responsible for ensuring vital information in this field is available to all.
In addition he is responsible for the management of the Counterfeit Avoidance Team and its various processes within the company.
Prior to working at General Dynamics Ben had his own company covering many facets within the electronics field. This primarily involved a wide and varied service of design and support within both the Hi fi Audio and  Industrial Computerised Machinery Control & Monitoring systems.

Head of Legislation & Regulation
Terry Rees-Pedlar

Terry is the Materials Support Manager for the Munitions Division of BAE Systems.  
He joined the company in 1985, and during his career he has worked at various times in the Manufacturing, Programme Management and Engineering functions of the business, and has gained a wide general knowledge of many of the products made by the company. 
He became involved in Obsolescence Management in 2007, when the impending introduction of REACH legislation was identified as being a significant risk to the availability of materials and manufacturing processes used in our products. He is responsible for ensuring the Munitions business is compliant with REACH as well as identifying high risk obsolescence issues affecting any of the materials we use across our product range. 
Terry graduated with a degree in Applied Chemistry from Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry in 1979. 


Head of Research and Standardisation
Graham Goring

Graham worked for Thales Avionics for 12 years before starting his own company e-Standards in 2015.
During his time with Thales, Graham became a Member of the Chartered Quality Institute and joined the British Standards Society.  Graham was nominated to join BSI committees on several component related subjects; Semiconductors (EPL/047), Avionics Processes (GEL/107) and now chairs the BSI Committee on Obsolescence Management (DS/1/2).  
Graham is a founding member of the MoD Joint working Group on Obsolescence Management (JOMWG) and was on the original DEF-STAN 00-71 committee. He has been asked to be the Convenor for the conversion of IEC62402 from a Guide to an International Standard on Obsolescence. 
Also, Graham continues to be involved in developing standards on Counterfeit Avoidance with the MoD and SAE. Graham has been activity involved in COG and now IIOM since 1998 when he took on the role of Chair to the Publications and Standardization Group (PSG).  As chair of the PSG has been involved in all the 11 Booklets.  Graham has presented at several of the COG International Conferences and received the ‘Special Recognition Award for Services to Obsolescence Management’ at the 2013 COG International Conference.


Head of Communications & Marketing
Stuart Broadbent

Stuart is the Obsolescence Director at Alstom Transport, responsible for all aspects of obsolescence management in Alstom Transport, addressing the challenge of reconciling the long life-cycle of railway equipment (rolling stock, signalling and infrastructure) with the short development cycles of commercial and industrial equipment and components.
He manages a specialist engineering team in France that monitors obsolescence risk and identifies solutions for Alstom systems, working with a network of engineers addressing obsolescence issues worldwide in Alstom Transport. Stuart has represented Alstom Transport in COG and IIOM for 3 years.
Stuart believes  that he can support IIOM UK to expand its activities and area of influence outside its traditional areas of Aerospace and Defence into other industries affected by obsolescence, and that he can bring his general management experience (35 years in Alstom) to the business management of IIOM.