Costain chief executive Andrew Wyllie has been officially elected as the next President by ICE Council and will succeed Lord Mair in November 2018.
Wyllie will begin his presidential term during the last stage of the ICE’s bicentenary celebrations, and will oversee work to ensure the ongoing legacy of ICE 200.
Initially put forward as a potential candidate for the 2018/19 presidency by Council in April 2015, Wyllie was unanimously nominated by the presidential selection panel in January 2017. Council has now formally elected him to serve for the session.
Before taking his role at Costain in 2005, he was managing director of Taylor Woodrow’s and was a member of the contractor’s group executive committee. He worked for several years on major contracts in Saudi Arabia, Ghana, the Falklands and Malaysia, as well as projects in the United Kingdom.
He is also a non-executive director of Yorkshire Water and was previously a non-executive director of Scottish Water.
Wyllie is an ICE Fellow, and has fellowships of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Directors and the British American Project. He is also a member of the CBI infrastructure board and a companion of the Chartered Management Institute. He holds an MBA from London Business School.
In 2015, Wyllie received a CBE for services to engineering and construction.