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Curriculum Vitae

Harry Richard Cripps, MA MSc DMS CEng FIChemE MEI

Education & Qualifications

Voluntary work

Trustee, Population Matters
Date 2009 – 2021

I was a member of the Board collectively responsible for oversight of Population Matters, a charity that addresses the sensitive and complex issue of population size and environmental sustainability ( During this time I was involved in developing and approving strategy, promoting good governance and fulfilling many other obligations of a trustee of a registered charity.

My involvement with Population Matters spanned a period during which it evolved from a volunteer-run organisation to one with a Board of Trustees overseeing a team of permanent professional staff. Thus in addition to management and decision-making, I also undertook various more specific tasks, for example preparing papers covering different aspects of environmental impact and population sustainability.

This voluntary work complements my career as a chemical engineer with special interests in pollution control and efficient use of material and energy resources. A sustainable, just and acceptable quality of life for future generations of Homo sapiens requires us to respect the other lifeforms which inhabit our planet and to protect the ecosystems upon which we depend. Therefore, not only do we need to invest in the most efficient technology but we must also moderate our personal levels of consumption and the size of our populations.

Professional Career

Director, HRC Consultants Ltd
Date 1993 – 2018
Description Responsible for all aspects of consultancy business. Assignments include energy audits, process integration and energy saving studies, combined heat and power (CHP) studies, Hazop studies/process safety and operability reviews, process conceptual design/front-end process engineering, heat and material balance surveys and simulations, process feasibility studies, evaporator integration and optimisation, water and environmental waste minimisation, and process energy efficiency training.
Principal Consultant, Anglo Baltic Enterprises Ltd
Date 1991 – 1992
Description Responsible for execution of studies and development of technical capabilities in new process consultancy company. Field of work covered environmental and waste minimisation, energy management, combined heat and power, emphasising an integrated process orientated approach. The methodology applies to a wide range of process industries including chemicals, petrochemicals, food and drink, pulp and paper.
Senior Consultant, Linnhoff March Ltd
Date 1988 – 1991
Description Execution of process integration studies in a wide range of industries, covering many aspects of process improvement in both retrofit and greenfield situations. Application of pinch technology to optimise use of energy and capital, definition of appropriate CHP systems, debottlenecking, operability and environmental considerations. Targeting studies, definition of projects and more detailed process engineering follow-up were carried out as required by the client.
Experience included the following industry sectors: chemicals, petrochemicals, food and drink, pulp and paper in countries throughout Europe and North America.
Assignments also included sales, sales support, internal technology transfer, presentation of papers at seminars and conferences.
Senior Process Engineer, Parsons & Whittemore Lyddon Ltd
Date 1986 – 1988
Description Process optimisation, uprating and energy saving studies of various pulp and paper processes. Responsibilities covered all aspects of process engineering from conceptual design to start-up.
Area/Process Engineer, Parsons & Whittemore Lyddon Ltd
Date 1981 – 1986
Description Responsible to Project Manager and Chief Engineer for process and project engineering aspects of various departments of new 800 t/d Kraft Pulp Mill. Two years were spent on site (Portugal).
Project Engineer, Kellogg Co (GB) Ltd
Date 1979 – 1981
Description Responsible to Chief Project Engineer for various project engineering assignments in the cereal processing industry.
Project Engineer, British Steel Corporation, Ebbw Vale
Date 1975 – 1978
Description Responsible to Project Manager for design, selection of suppliers, installation and commissioning of major effluent treatment and recovery facilities (c £4.5M) at Ebbw Vale Works.
Graduate Trainee/Technical Assistant, BSC, Ebbw Vale
Date 1974 – 1975
Description Responsible for technical aspects of pollution control.
Harry Cripps MA MSc DMS CEng FIChemE MEI hrc at hrcconsultants dot co dot uk