(John) Michael Leal UREN

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1923-09-01
Education Sherborne, Imperial Coll London (BSc, ACGI)
Books & Publications
Recreations 15th and 16th century timber framed buildings, country pursuits, farming
Clubs Naval, Naval and Military, Royal Fusiliers Officers Mess Tower of London (hon life memb), Brigade of Gurkhas Assoc (hon life memb)
Style Michael Uren, Esq, OBE
Career RN 1943-46; cmmnd Sub-Lt RNVR, air engr offr Fleet Air Arm; chartered civil engr: Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners Persia 1946-51, sr engr The Cementation Co Scot 1951-53, Holland & Hannen and Cubitts NZ 1953-55, Industrial Complex for Pressed Steel Co Swindon 1955-56, British European Airways Base Heathrow 1956-58, Dowsett Engineering Construction Ltd (dir 1958, md 1961); fndr and developer Civil and Marine Ltd 1955 (played a major part in devpt of UK offshore marine aggregates indust and pioneered devpt of blast furnace slag as a special cement to enhance the durability of concrete, whilst reducing emission of carbon dioxide gases by over 90% compared with standard cement prodn, thereby saving over 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 per annum, in the interest of global warming), fndr Michael Uren Fndn 2006 (over £28m given to charities, focusing on the Armed Forces including the Gurkhas, advanced medical research, and conservation of wildlife/rescue of endangered species); former chm: Civil and Marine (Holdings) Ltd, Civil and Marine Slag Cement Ltd, The Appleby Group Ltd, Calumite Ltd, Calumite sro (Czech Repub), Civil and Marine Inc (USA); pres Cementitious Slag Makers Assoc, memb Cncl Quarry Products Assoc 1993-2003; vice-pres Royal London Soc for the Blind (memb Cncl 1974-94, chm 1981-94); govr King Edward VII Hosp Sister Agnes 2007-; Freeman City of London 1958, Master Worshipful Co of Cordwainers 1990-91 (Liveryman 1958-); CEng, MICE, MIStructE, MCIWEM, FRICS
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