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ICE Council Elections 2017 – have your say

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The 2017 ICE Council elections open on 1 June, giving members the opportunity to have their say on who should help to lead their Institution.

All ICE members eligible to vote will receive voting papers at the start of June. There are 13 vacancies council members to be filled. They are: four general members; five regional members, one each for Hong Kong, North East, East Midlands, West Midlands and Wales; three international members, one each to represent the Americas, Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific – non Hong Kong; and one graduate member.

Voting is open from 1 June until 11 July 2017, and the results will be announced at the ICE’s AGM on 18 July. Elected candidates will take office from 7 November 2017.

Details of the candidates standing in each contest are shown below:

General

Edward bingham

Edward bingham

Edward Bingham BEng (Hons) PGCert CEng FICE, strategic highways sector operations manager UK&I, Aecom “My aims as Council member will be to promote and support development of strategy and policies, representing views and interests of membership as well as maintenance of technical and professional standards in both qualification and practice.”

Karen britton

Karen britton

Karen Britton MEng (Hons) CEng MICE, associate director transportation, Aecom

“I would like to engage and inspire society in a ways never tried before by our profession. I am particularly passionate about reaching two of our most challenging audiences: children and politicians.”

Jenny cooke

Jenny cooke

Jenny Cooke MEng CEng MICE, senior asset engineer (geotechnical renewals), Network Rail

“Having promoted the value of engineering skills and training throughout Network Rail, I believe I am well placed to articulate how ICE can work with members and employers to live up to our charitable purpose.”

 Steve Dellow BEng CEng CWEM FICE FCIWEM FCIHT MTPS, director, Peter Brett Associates

Stephen dellow

Stephen dellow

“My aim as a member of Council would be to promote and encourage: training and development especially at technician level; promoting the importance of the gold standard and internationally recognised title of Chartered Civil Engineer.”

Bernadette gledhill

Bernadette gledhill

Bernadette Gledhill HNC EngTech MICE, senior engineer, West Sussex County Council

“My aim if elected…will be to promote and encourage: membership growth – to help continue to grow the ICE through all membership levels; and technician profile – to endorse technician member’s worth as engineers, along with promoting technician membership.”

Phil hardy bishop

Phil hardy bishop

Phil Hardy-Bishop MEng (Hons) LLM CEng MICE, partner, PHB Engineering & Consulting

“I am passionate about connecting our people’s knowledge, skills and experience to improve engineering at every level, from inspiring primary school teaching to shaping big infrastructure projects…If elected, my priorities are U19 education and financial longevity.”

Philip isgar

Philip isgar

Philip Isgar BSc CEng FICE FIStructE HonFAPM MCIHT MIMMM, director, Sunbeam Management Solutions

“I have proven success in 3 Regulatory environments, Nuclear, Rail and Water…My strength is providing leadership and connectivity across a number of sector platforms through collaborative working relationships at Board level and with government.”

 Emma Kent MEng (Hons) CEng MICE MIStructE, Associate (Structural Engineering), Cundall

Emma kent

Emma kent

“If elected to Council, I would bring enthusiasm, drive, and a positive attitude towards change; a passion for increasing civil engineers’ commitments to a sustainable future; and a wide outlook and network including connections to industry and other non-profit organisations.”

Stephen lawrence

Stephen lawrence

Stephen Lawrence BSc (Hons) MSc CEng CEnv FICE, development director, Mott MacDonald

“I wish to become a Council Member to keenly promote and encourage training and professional development of all, from school age through to allowing retired engineers to pass on their knowledge and experience to the next generation.”

Brenda o'loan

Brenda o’loan

Brenda O’Loan BEng (Hons) CEng MICE MAPM MIEI, project manager, program cost and consultancy, Aecom

“As civil engineers, we have the ability to transform people’s lives…I am excited about the Institution’s approach to membership as it presents opportunities to develop our skills base…I am passionate about supporting graduates and apprentices.”

Mike rogers

Mike rogers

Mike Rogers MSc BSc CEng CEnv FICE CGeol FGS, professional development manager, CMNA

“My aim as a member of Council will be to promote and encourage Professional Qualifications across all grades and via all routes as well as to encourage greater cooperation across the whole of the Built Environment.”

David rowlinson

David rowlinson

David Rowlinson MEng (Hons) CEng MICE, senior engineer, Arcadis

“As a Council member, my priorities would be: Increasing the standing and influence of civil engineers in society; challenging London-centric thinking; andIncreasing support for engineering education and development programmes; and improving the accessibility of membership services.”

Lee smollett

Lee smollett

Lee James Smollett LLM PGDip BTEC HNC IEng FICE, general Manager, Alfasi Constructions (Hong Kong)

“I will work hard to ensure we monitor, evaluate, and direct the activities of our Institution to ensure that what was promised is delivered, and is making a real improvement to the membership, new and old.”

Alastair templeton

Alastair templeton

Alastair Templeton BSc (Hons) CEng FICE, regional quality manager, Jacobs

“I would genuinely relish the opportunity to bring my experience and expertise to the role of general Council member with a view to increasing the numbers and status of women in engineering and helping to diversify the profession.”

Gareth walker

Gareth walker

Gareth Walker MSc BEng (Hons) CEng MICE, lieutenant colonel, Royal Engineers

“I am passionate about our profession and am proud of my service on Council. I will continue to champion your interests and help ensure that the Institution is prepared for the challenges of the future.”

Hong Kong

Patrick chan

Patrick chan

Patrick Chan BSc (Eng) MBA PhD CEng FICE MIStructE FHKIE,  independent management consultant

“When elected, I would like to share my knowledge of my part of the world with Council in developing strategy and policy benefitting the Institution, the civil engineering profession and the public. I would contribute to continuing membership growth in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific areas.”

The ballot to elect the Hong Kong regional member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.

North East

Mike chater

Mike chater

Mike Chater BSc CEng FICE MIHT, senior group engineer, Atkins

“My aim as regional member of Council is…to encourage the development and care of civil engineers (and their dependents) wherever they are. I would love the opportunity to provide continuity in these challenging times, professionally and nationally.”

Stephen larkin

Stephen larkin

Stephen Larkin BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE, Design Lead, A-one+/ch2m

“It is extremely important that any ’regional’ voice is a strong one. I have extensive experience as an active ICE member, serving on various committees, boards and panels. I have always canvassed the opinions of others…”

East Midlands

Claire greenwood

Claire greenwood

Claire Louise Greenwood BEng (Hons) CEng FICE MCIHT CMgr FCMI, managing director, Greenford Ltd

“I believe it is important to make sure that the ICE is relevant to all members and promotes their interests as well as being a united voice to the public on matters of engineering significance.”

The ballot to elect the East Midlands regional member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.

Wales

Geoff ogden

Geoff ogden

Geoff Ogden BEng (Hons) CEng CEnv FICE, director, Atkins

“The Institution must continue to evolve apace to reflect the diversity of teams delivering across the built and natural environment. It must challenge itself to be increasingly relevant to its membership and the public.”

The ballot to elect the Wales regional member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.

West Midlands

Joanne haskins

Joanne haskins

Joanne Haskins BEng DIS IEng MICE, project manager, Turner & Townsend

“I am incredibly passionate about raising the awareness of civil engineering and infrastructure projects to students, parents and teachers…I want to be able to help shape the future of the institution and support the needs for all our members.”

The ballot to elect the West Midlands regional member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.

Americas

Richard giffen

Richard giffen

Richard Giffen BEng (Hons) CEng FICE, associate principal, Arup

“I feel we have made real progress over the last three years and hope to have the opportunity to build on this…I would like to see more use of public outreach, social media and webinars to engage members”

The ballot to elect the Americas international member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.

Middle East and Africa

Lawrence ajuyah

Lawrence ajuyah

Lawrence Ajuyah BSc (Eng) MSc MBA CEng FICE, chief executive officer, ENMAS Consulting

”If elected, I intend to bring my varied leadership and management experience to the role of council member with enthusiasm and dedicate myself to promoting the pride of the profession, especially amongst younger members and students.”

Mark jamieson

Mark jamieson

Mark Jamieson BEng (Hons) CEng FICE, executive director – PM Services, KEO

My aim as a Council Member will be to promote membership engagement across the region, recognising the challenges that sub regions face; and a career in civil engineering and to make it something young people aspire to follow.”

Asia Pacific

Matthew colton

Matthew colton

Matthew James Colton BEng (Hons) CEng FICE CPPM MAIPM MAICD, director, Management Commercial Engineering (MCE) Pty Ltd

“It would be my privilege to serve the interests of Asia Pacific members; ensuring our international view is effectively presented at Council, to advance our Institution’s worldwide growth and influence.”

The ballot to elect the Asia Pacific – non Hong Kong international member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.

Graduates

Ka wing chan

Ka wing chan

Ka Wing Chan BEng GMICE, graduate engineer, Mannings (Asia) Consultants

“I cooperate frequently with other committees and also with other Institutions. To help engagie students and retain young talent after graduation, I expect I can bring innovative and unique perspectives and voice from young talent to the Council.”

Zoe henderson

Zoe henderson

Zoë Henderson MEng GMICE, doctoral candidate, University College London

”I am particularly interested in contributing to Council’s development of policy, and my aim as a council member would be to enable graduate members to better contribute and respond to this process.”

Asif huq

Asif huq

Asif Huq MEng (Hons) GMICE, graduate civil engineer, Transport Scotland

“I have a keen interest in exploring the barriers that young people face when entering the Industry. I firmly believe that through proactive implementation of strategies, the Institution and the profession can reverse this trend.”

Rosheena jugdhurry

Rosheena jugdhurry

Rosheena Jugdhurry MEng GMICE, civil structural engineer, Ove Arup & Partners

“As a member of the ICE council, I aim to: collaborate with the council to support the Institution in achieving the set objectives; and provide support to the graduates and technicians in their professional development.”

Chris kwok

Chris kwok

Chris Kwok MEng GMICE, assistant project manager, Mace Group

”I want to shine a light on engineering, promoting it as an exciting and fulfilling career. There are few more rewarding roles than becoming a key influence to attracting the world’s finest talent to join our industry.”

Tom podger

Tom podger

Tom Podger MSc BSc (Hons) GMICE, graduate engineer (Civil), Network Rail

“As a Council member I will work closely with GSNet to ensure a strong voice for all graduate and student members (UK and international) and ensure a diverse and inclusive representation of graduate and student members on ICE panels and committees.”

Sabrina ram

Sabrina ram

Sabrina Sandhi Ram MEng GMICE, civil engineer, Price & Myers

“I have an understanding of the chartership process… I would like to take part in discussions on skills and training, as I believe offering the right skills and training to graduate engineers will ensure they pursue chartership.”

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