EMC Exhibition & Conference
NEC Birmingham on 25th & 26th September 2018

2018 Steering Committee



Keith Armstrong CEng FIET SMIEEE ACGI
Cherry Clough Consultants
cherryclough [at] aol [dot] com

Keith graduated from Imperial College, London U.K. in 1972 with an Honours degree in Electrical Engineering, majoring in analogue circuit design and electromagnetic field theory. He has been a member of the IEE (now the IET) since 1977, a UK Chartered Engineer since 1978, and a European Engineer (Group 1) since 1988. 

Cherry Clough Consultants was started by Keith in 1990 to help companies comply with the emissions and immunity requirements of the European EMC Directive, as well as the emissions requirements of the FCC regulations (USA) and VCCI (Japan) – whilst simultaneously reducing design and development timescales, unit manufacturing costs, and warranty costs.   More...


Paul Duxbury
Rainford EMC Systems

Paul received a BEng Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Hertfordshire University, UK, in 1995. Between 1993 and 1994, he spent a year in the RF and Microwave (Free field) section at the UK national Physical Laboratory.

In 1995, he joined BSI Product Testing as an EMC Test Engineer and in 1997, he joined the EMC laboratory of IFR Ltd as Senior EMC Engineer.  Paul joined Flomerics in May 2000, as an EM Engineer,  responsible for providing technical support to new and existing users of Flomerics’ TLM based electromagnetic modelling software.   He joined CST as a Senior Sales and Application Engineer in February 2008 following the acquisition of the Flomerics EM Business by CST.   More...


Ian MacDiarmid BEng MSc MBA CEng FIET
Chairman IET Electromagnetics TPN
BAE Systems, Military Air Solutions (MAS)
ian [dot] macdiarmid [at] baesystems [dot] com

Ian graduated from Sheffield University in Electronic & Electrical Engineering in 1973.  After working as a test engineer in the telecommunications industry, a design engineer on automatic test equipment and a Research Associate on antennas at Birmingham University, where he gained a MSc via part-time research, he joined British Aerospace, Military Aircraft in 1978 as an EMC Test Engineer.

Ian was technically responsible for the clearance of Tornado into service from an EMC point of view.  He was responsible for the EMC and Lightning protection design and qualification of the Carbon Fibre Composite (CFC) Gripen wing for SAAB and the Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP).  He worked with others on the conceptual design of the EMH protection of Typhoon.  More...


Richard Marshall MA (Cantab) CEng FIEE FInst.P
Richard Marshall Limited
richard [dot] marshall99 [at] btinternet [dot] com

From 1986 to 1996 he was Technical Director of Rotork Intruments.   The company designed and manufactured Analogue and Digital Control systems, and safety-critical protection systems for industrial processes.

As a member of the IEE's professional groups on Electronic Design and EMC he has organised and chaired several colloguia.   He has lectured widely on EMC and on Safety-Critical Systems.   More...


Director - Alan Warner
aws {hyphen] emc [at] talktalk [dot] net

I spent 11 years in the RAF as a Air Wireless mechanic/fitter, joining in 1958 as boy and spending 18 months in the Far East and my last 4 years at A&AEE Boscombe Down.

On leaving the RAF I went in to industry, initially as a service engineer and progressed into development work for Racal and then became project engineer on the Nimrod Sonics Update Receiver for McMichael Ltd.  This is where I first got involved in developing equipment to meet the then military EMC specifications.  More...