British Army Brigadier and Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Fellow Nick Baveystock has been named as the ICE’s next director general.
Baveystock follows in the footsteps of outgoing director general Tom Foulkes as a fellow army man. Joining the army in 1985, he has been heavily involved in international post conflict reconstruction and development in the Balkans and southern Iraq and is currently commandant of the Royal School of Military Engineering.
The ICE began the search for a new director general in February. ICE Council appointed a selection panel drawn from Council members and chaired by senior vice president Richard Coackley. Headhunters Spencer Stuart was recruited to help find Foulkes’ successor, with interviews taking place through spring. Baveystock was voted in by Council last month.
Foulkes will continue in his role as director general until the end of December, with Baveystock officially taking the reins in January next year.
Coackley said: “Tom Foulkes, in nearly ten years as DG, has played a central role in transforming the Institution – in particular implementing effective regional structures, positioning ICE as the voice of infrastructure in the media and influencing political decision making.
“Nick Baveystock has been appointed to build on this platform, and will also focus on engaging ICE members, sharing the Institution’s knowledge and expertise more effectively, and importantly, further raising the profile of civil engineering.”