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ICE Council elections 2019 – have your say cropped

The 2019 ICE Council elections open on 3 June, giving members the opportunity to have their say on who should help to lead their Institution.

Made up of 38 members from different countries and grades of membership, the Council has an essential role in representing the views of the membership to the Trustee Board. Council members serve for three years and are directly elected by the membership.

Every year, certain positions on the Council become available, allowing members to stand for these positions.

There are 13 vacancies to be filled: six general members, five regional members (one each for the East of England, London, Scotland, South East and Yorkshire & Humber), one international member for Europe and Central Asia, and one graduate member.

All members who are eligible to vote will receive voting papers at the beginning of June. Voting is open from 3 June until 16 July 2019.

The results will be announced at ICE’s Annual General Meeting on 23 July 2019. Elected candidates will take office from 5 November 2019.

Election of six general members to the ICE Council 2019

To satisfy the requirements of the Constitution and Terms of Reference on the composition of Council, six general members must be elected.

Details of Candidates

Names are listed in alphabetical order. Instructions on registering your vote online are included in the covering email or on the ballot paper for those receiving a postal vote.


General abdel hafiz abdel moniem

General abdel hafiz abdel moniem

Abdel Hafiz Abdel Moniem

Abdel Hafiz Abdel Moniem BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE

General manager, Alliance Engineering

Proposed by Owen Chirwa, Trudy Morgan, Alain Jacquet, Kumbwaeli Salewi, Lawrence Ajuyah

I started my ICE journey in 1999 as a student member and later as graduate member in 2002 with Atkins Consultants; a journey that truly changed my professional life. I chaired the Graduate Forum in Atkins (Area 10) in Warrington. I was responsible for raising awareness, helping graduates with their ICE documentation, arranging training events, etcetera. Achieving the ICE Chartership in 2007 added to my self-confidence and leadership skills.

This enabled me to work in consulting and contracting organisations and carry out infrastructure and building projects in UK, Sudan, Gambia, Tanzania, Nigeria and Qatar. I am leading an EPC firm delivering design and construction projects covering project management, contract management and commercial aspects.

My greatest motivation is to reach out and help young students, graduates and professionals to take the same journey. I volunteered to become Sudan’s ICE Country Rep in 2016. I raised the ICE’s profile in universities, public and private sector organisations and forged links with local professional engineering Institutions. I mentor and support local graduates on different chartership routes.

I enjoy working with today’s youth who are tomorrow’s leaders. If elected as a Council Member, I am determined to take this further on a regional and global level.

General ebenezer adenmosun

General ebenezer adenmosun

Ebenezer Adenmosun

Ebenezer Adenmosun BEng AGCI MSc DICe CEng MICE FGS

Director, Geofirma

Proposed by Adrian Jones, Sunil Malhotra, Ajoy Dua, Rodney Ogbeide, Devji Bhuva

During my time at university I realised that one needs to get involved to make a difference. With that in mind, whilst studying civil engineering at Imperial College, London, I undertook the roles of year and department representative both during my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Fast forward 25 plus years, and my passion for getting involved and trying to make a difference has not waned which why I am standing for this role on the ICE Council.

In my day job, I am the owner/founder of a small but flourishing geotechnical consultancy practice. I am also the ICE tutor responsible for delivering two popular geotechnical courses for the institution, an ICE-registered mentor supporting trainees through their IPD, and a STEM ambassador. One of my main passions is increasing diversity and inclusion within the civil engineering industry, and as a SME business owner I also want to act as champion for us smaller civil engineering companies who often lack a voice and influence within the industry.

If I am elected to the Council, I will continue to promote initiatives which encourage increased diversity and promote civil engineering as an exciting profession to a new generation of budding “Brunels”.

General andy alder

General andy alder

Andy Alder

Andy Alder MEng MSc CEng FICE

Programme director, Tideway, Jacobs

Proposed by Robert Mair, Andy Mitchell, Jackie Roe, Gabi Hazelden, Bryan Harvey

The ICE provides an essential role in maintaining standards, supporting development of civil engineers, expanding engineering knowledge, and driving policies to provide sustainable infrastructure that benefits society. If elected to Council I will use this opportunity to continue to support the ICE in achieving these aims.

I am currently programme director for Tideway, responsible for the project meeting its technical requirements and being delivered to exceptional safety standards, cost-effectively and to schedule. As a designer and project manager I have previously led the design and delivery of several major projects. These have benefited greatly from the knowledge sharing enabled by the ICE, and in return I have written papers for the ICE and served as a member of the Civil Engineering editorial panel.

As a supervising civil engineer, I enjoy supporting the professional development of engineers at all stages in their careers. I have been an ICE reviewer since 2009.

I have effective leadership, teamwork and management skills, particularly in understanding different perspectives in order to make good decisions. If elected I would use these to support the work of ICE Council and will work hard to support the ICE in recognition of the benefit I have gained from membership.

General richard bayfield

General richard bayfield

Richard Bayfield

Richard Bayfield BSc (Hons)MSc CEnv CEng FICE FCIArb

Partner, Bayfield Associates

Proposed by Paul Jowitt, Jean Venables, Julie Wood, Kelachi Amadi-Echendu, John Uff

I began my civil engineering career studying for a sandwich course at Surrey University back in the 1970’s. Initially I spent 13 years with Costain and worked on major projects including the Thames Barrier.

In 1987 I began studying for a part time Masters in construction law at Kings College London, primarily to improve my project management skills. I subsequently became one of the first ICE Adjudicators.

In 2003 I became chair of the Society of Construction Law ( Subsequently I was appointed by the construction minister to the late Sir Michael Latham’s group of 6 “key industry figures” advising potential changes to construction industry legislation.

The latter part of my career has largely involved working with large client organisations including Honda, UCL and the Church Commissioners. These roles have majored on risk management including dispute avoidance, thereby leading to improved project delivery.

If elected my main focus will be to promote greater empathy and connection between members and the Institution. In February 2019, I spoke at the ICE Governance Commission advocating greater transparency, clear accountability and improved democratic processes. I am a member of

General julie luzia bregulla

General julie luzia bregulla

Julie Luzia Bregulla

Julie Luzia Bregulla Dipl. Ing PhD CEng FICE

Director, Building Research Establishment

Proposed by Peter Hansford, Tim Chapman, Matthew Symes, Mike Gerrard, Dr Peter Bonfield

I am a structural/civil engineer, living in the UK since 2000 when I studied to obtain a PhD (2003) in structural fire engineering. I have been a member of the ICE since 2006 and a Fellow since 2013. I am a Member of the Expert Witness Institute and the current chair of the ICE’s structures expert panel.

I joined the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 2003 where I am a director and lead the delivery of testing, advisory and certification services for the construction industry. I am privileged to work with clients from across the construction sector on a variety of projects. I also contribute to the development of construction standards and liaise on their scope, reach and industry impact. I passionately believe in communicating the importance of engineering to society and, in turn, the impact of societal choice on engineering decision-making.

I would contribute to the work of the Council on issues such as the implementation of the recommendations of ICE’s In plain sight report and the role of standards in enabling trade and technology exchange after Brexit. I am keen to drive on issues enabling wider membership engagement and enabling targeted meaningful continuous professional development for members.

General kate cairns

General kate cairns

Kate Cairns

Kate Cairns BEng (Hons) DIC MSc CEnv CEng FICE

Independent consultant

Proposed by Anusha Shah, John Parkin, Tim Broyd, Derek Smith, Paula McMahon

I bring 20 years industry experience, the latter ten as a freelance consultant specializing in sustainability, safety and inclusivity. I have instigated and developed two ”world-first” industry standards in sustainability (Ceequal) and construction logistics safety (Clocs), winning several national awards including Telegraph “Top 50 Woman in Engineering”. I currently feature as ICE Superhero, “Enviro”.

I have brought independent thought and constructive challenge during my first term on Council. I would love the privilege and opportunity to build on my contribution in serving a second term. I endorse ICE strategic alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and I was a speaker (on Inclusive Cities) at the Global Engineering Congress. I sit on the editorial panel for the journal Engineering Sustainability, reviewing papers and running a special issue on Active Travel (which had the most downloaded paper of the year).

As chair of the ICE FIR (Fairness Inclusion Respect) panel, I am committed to improving diversity, including at the highest level, in order that we design infrastructure fit for the future and which meets the needs of all society. I am passionate about governance and supported the governance review to ensure transparency of decision-making and integrity in representation of members’ views.

General gillian castka ice

General gillian castka ice

Gillian Castka

Gillian H Castka BEng MSc CEng MICE MHKIE

Managing director, Project Management Solutions

Proposed by Jean Venables, Ken Ho, Siu Hung Robin Sham, Khanh Thuy Mai Nguyen, Eammon Marley

Throughout both my personal and professional life, I have adopted two maxims; the pursuit of excellence and fair play. Applying my engineering knowledge with a desire to share and care these attributes found a natural home within the Institution of Civil Engineers and the ICE code of conduct.

My earliest engagement with the Institution was with the East Midlands branch promoting WISE activities in the early 1980s, through being a supervising civil engineer, mentor, CPR reviewer and most recently as a membership development officer in Hong Kong.

As civil engineers our overriding responsibility is to the public good. The challenges of the 21st century require urgent action from civil engineers worldwide to protect the health and well being of future generations. This requires effective communication from engineers prepared to listen, learn and gain from authentic engagement.

I have enjoyed a diverse career with consultants, contractors, public and private sectors, in the UK, Middle East, India and Hong Kong and will bring this holistic wealth of experience and understanding to represent the views of the membership to the ICE Council for the benefit of the profession as a global family.

General norman chan

Norman Chan

Norman Chan

Norman Chan BA (Hons) MA Fdsc Civil Engineering EngTech MICE

Engineer, Ringway Jacobs/Essex Highways

Proposed by Kris Corbett, K A Ballinger, Paul Eaves, David Leonard Goodliff, Bob Quatresols

I have been with the Institution since starting my civil engineering qualification in 2012, and have been involved with my local branch committee since 2013. I was awarded the QUEST Technician Scholarship in 2013 and subsequently won the Institution of Civil Engineers East of England Best Student Award 2014. Since 2014, I have been the communications officer of the Essex branch (running our Twitter account) and have recently been voted in as vice chairman. I am currently an engineer and have been working in the field of civil engineering for 11 years, specifically bridge maintenance, and I am passionate about promoting the ICE within my organisation and beyond.

If elected, I will continue to serve my local branch passionately. But I’m also particularly committed in promoting the technician membership and the views of members of the Institution who may wish to seek their IEng or CEng affiliated membership via the technical report route.

I believe I can bring to the Council my enthusiasm and dedication to help the Council with its resolve of any issues debated.

General david john climie

General david john climie

David John Climie

David John Climie OBE BSc (Hons) CEng FICE

Managing director, DJC Bridge Consultants

Proposed by Iain William Murray, Lawrence Geoffrey Shackman, Michelle Frances Rennie, Chris Jennions, Simon Richard Hornby

Joining the ICE as a student in 1979, I became a Fellow in 2000 and have been a reviewer of papers for Bridge Engineering journal since 2007.

For over 30 years, I’ve worked for contractors building some of the largest bridges in the world including the second Tacoma Narrows bridge in the US and the Tsing Ma suspension bridge in Hong Kong. From 2010 to 2017, I was Transport Scotland’s project director for the £1.34bn cable stayed Queensferry Crossing, leading the project to completion.

I am keen to use my worldwide experience to build on everything the ICE does and will do in future. For example, ensuring that robust governance and risk management is adopted within ICE, particularly given the uncertain and rapidly changing world we live in. Additionally, apply good consultation and communication methods to ensure that the ICE acts in members’ best interests. Thus, I was prompted to speak against the recent ICE governance changes at the Special General Meeting in July 2018, and now to stand for Council. If elected my focus would be on:

  • Future ICE governance
  • The industry response to post-Brexit markets and politics
  • How to increase ICE membership engagement
  • Training and development
  • Promoting collaborative working relationships

General jonathan durnell

General jonathan durnell

Jonathan Durnell

Jonathan Durnell BSc (Hons) MSC CEng MICE CGeol FGS

Design manager, Wood & Grieve Engineers part of Stantec 

Proposed by Matthew Colton, Emma Kent, Rachel Fowler, Andrew Ruffles, Carol Hopper

Since starting my career in 2004, I have spent time as a contractor and consultant working in the UK, UAE and Africa. I now live and work in New South Wales, Australia. I have been involved with the ICE since 2007, when I became the inaugural Secretary of the British Tunnelling Society Young Members (BTSYM) (a specialist knowledge group within the ICE).

In 2011 I became a member of the ICE New South Wales Committee; as vice chair and membership officer I continue to volunteer my time to help graduate members become chartered in Sydney and organise events for all our local members from student through to Fellow.

In the changing international landscape of engineering societies; I believe increasing the international reputation of the ICE and enhancing the recognition of our professional qualifications will be key to our future and relevance as a learned society.

Should I be elected, increasing awareness at government and company level of the high standard and value of our qualifications and contract forms (NEC), retaining members, securing greater opportunities and support for all members at home and overseas (student to Fellow) will be key focuses throughout my term.

General amrit ghose

General amrit ghose

Amrit Ghose


Framework director, Waterman Infrastructure & Environment

Proposed by Rachel Skinner, Matt Kuhn, Anusha Shah, Martin Qualters, Sue Threader

Radical shift is needed for civil engineers to stay relevant and at the forefront of tackling global infrastructure and environmental challenges. For this, we need a diverse and inclusive workforce and a different leadership model. As a longstanding member of ICE Kent & Sussex committee and co-chair, ICE London & South East Diversity Task Force, I have developed deep understanding of many challenges facing us. If elected to Council, I will seek to:

  • Make ICE membership more inclusive, reflecting society, promoting diverse and best in class role models.
  • Increase the skills pool and retention in Civil Engineering at all levels
  • Provide thought leadership on infrastructure innovation and promote excellence and societal benefits of civil engineering
  • Advocate an inclusive leadership model, engage the public and increase the profile, respect and political influence of Civil Engineers in modern society.

I have over 25 years’ experience in consultancy, contracting, central & local government on infrastructure and environment. A past Chair of ICE Structures Panel, Member-Standing Committee on Structural Safety, represented ICE at a Parliamentary Select Committee Hearing. I seek best practice and innovation through R&D, ECI, training and mentoring of apprentices, technicians and graduates and as SCE and University Industrial Advisory Board member.

General laurence green

General laurence green

Laurence Green

Laurence Ferguson Green BEng (Hons) PhD CEng FICE

Structures manager south, Kier Design Services

Proposed by Jordan Flint, Edward Bingham, Steve Black, Mark O’Neill, Matthew Sykes

I joined the Institution in 2002; became chartered five years later; then became a delegated engineer, and I have now been a supervising civil engineer for 10 years. Over those years, I have progressed candidates though career appraisals, MPR, CPR, and CPRP and also through the Technical Report Route. I am a reviewer, and an expert panel member. As my only professional affiliation I am fully committed to the Institution and to the promotion of the industry.

My academic background is in concrete bridges, and my career in practice has been split between bridge design and bridge remediation.

I am a vocal proponent of encouraging women into the profession. However, infuriatingly, my attempts to encourage my daughter into the profession are meeting resistance!

I believe that although our profession is one where there can be periods of stress, there also exists a great opportunity to build friendships. I have found that in the teams I have worked there has been good humour, and levity in abundance, and sometimes even cheerfulness! I think these are important qualities, serving to counter the stressful times. I would seek to promote this theme if elected.

General nigel hendley

General nigel hendley

Nigel Hendley

Nigel Hendley CEng CWEM BSc (Hons) DMS Hon FCIWEM

Chief executive, Hendley Associates

Proposed by David Malcolm Orr, Jonathan Layton Prichard, Matthew Symes, Shirel Stedman, David Gordon Shore

I have been a chartered engineer for over 43 years and I am currently a member of the ICE London and South East water panel. My career has focused on water and environmental engineering and management in UK and globally including establishing large concession companies, asset management, design and construction, operations management and general management.

I also offer in-depth knowledge and leadership of the professional sector. I have acted as a trustee board member of the Engineering Council and chaired its international advisory panel. I have also acted as a trustee and deputy chairman of Ciwem and later as its interim chief executive for over two years delivering its new London offices and total business transformation.

In my consultancy I lead Gateway assurance reviews for high risk government projects and programmes involving high value investments and organisational developments, as well as advising on mergers and acquisitions in the water sector.

As a member of Council, I will be very pleased to enthusiastically champion

  • The promotion of UK style competency-based qualification of Engineers and Technicians globally
  • Continuing training and professional development to develop and maintain competency
  • A holistic approach to sustainable engineering and environmental management conserving resources

General stephen king photo

General stephen king photo

Stephen King

Stephen King Eur Ing BEng (Hons) ACGI CEng MICE MCIOB

Director, Rail Asset Development

Proposed by Paul W Jowitt, Steffan Raw-Rees, Joseph Slattery, Natalie Bowkett, Nicholas J Langdon

Originally, civil engineering attracted me because this industry can benefit everyone – from vital roads for aid distribution, to railways connecting communities, by preserving our heritage, and onward to enable a sustainable future.

After 30 years, I still passionately believe in that potential.

I’ve worked for consultants and contractors, of all sizes, covering rail, listed buildings and regeneration. My roles have included design, construction and work winning.

Twenty years as a youth leader, and 12 as a deacon (trustee) have given me great experience of voluntary work.

I have enjoyed acting as an SCE for four years now. Seeing aspiring members develop sound technical skills into an ability to make safe, wise and economic decisions is very rewarding.

As a member of the Council I hope to maintain and enhance the Institution’s focus on training and development. We need to look at robotics, 3D printing and how to “terraform” our sites so they are safer for the first worker.

I am also a great believer in collaboration and want to further develop our links with other institutions and industry bodies.

Following the Governance Review, I am keen to help the ICE become more accountable and open as a member-led democratic Institution.

General david morris

General david morris

David Morris

David Robert Morris BSc (Hons) MSc DIC PhD CEng FICE FIStructE NER

Director, David Morris Consulting

Proposed by Brian Duguid, Stephen Rhodes, Ian Lloyd, Henry Luczak, John E Lees

I am a third generation British engineer. My grandfather was an airframe fitter maintaining Spitfires throughout WW2. I became a Civil Engineer by starting as a Trainee Technician with Hampshire County Council, then after degrees and graduate training with South Yorkshire County Council, was employed by the University of Sheffield to undertake original research into ‘the response of materials to impact shock loads’ for 3 years, gaining a PhD.

Civil Engineering is clearly a very wide professional discipline – from earthworks, highways, drainage, mining and tunnelling, to heavy industrial structures and long span bridges. Although the centre of gravity of my career has been with bridges, I have been responsible for a critical foundation for a nuclear facility, decommissioning activity in a nuclear power station, carbon fibre strengthening of cast iron infrastructure, design of major aqueduct, storm water tank roof design, extensive tunnel temporary works design, and of course engineering investigations for various structures.

I migrated to Melbourne in 2003, and following senior roles in GHD and Arup, I started my consulting practice, to offer professional services in civil and structural engineering.

Enthusiasm and advocacy for the Civil Engineering profession has been embedded in my professional life for over 30 years.

General parthajit patra

General parthajit patra

Parthajit Patra

Parthajit Patra DCE BEng MEng CEng MICE

Consultant/International Acting Team Leader, Dohwa Engineering

Proposed by Utpal Krishna Ghosh, Amitabha Ghosal, Krishnadas Ray, Ayanangshu Dey, Anirudha Das

I am a Civil Engineer, worked mostly in water engineering, with > 25 years of experience in investment planning, master planning, guidelines and policy, asset management, detail design, tender documentation, supervision, and project management.

My association with ICE has grown over the last 7 years both at national and international levels. I am the Chairman of Kolkata Local Association and devote time in raising awareness about ICE. I enjoy mentoring aspiring members, contributing to ICE publications, and organising events locally and nationally. I have been an ICE reviewer since 2015 internationally (HK and Brunei). I was selected as one of the ICE Invisible Superheroes (Metro Man) as a part of its bicentenary celebration and delivered lectures to ICE chapters in India and abroad.

As a general council member, I would bring diversity and an entirely different perspective on civil engineering challenges being faced in the region and its evolving market. Several regions hold enormous potential for the profession and I would like to get involved with other council members in formulating concepts, developing strategies, and implementing policies to harness this potential. I would like to work closely with my members and convey their thoughts for discussion at the council meetings.

General david porter

General david porter

David Porter

David Porter BEng MSc CEng FICE

Divisional Roads Manager, Department for Infrastructure

Proposed by David Malcom Orr, Emer Murnaghan, Philip Brown, Brenda O’Loan, Chris Caves

I have served two terms on Council as Regional representative for Northern Ireland including two years on Executive Board. I was the Chair of the Northern Ireland Region and have also been involved in numerous committees and panels at both Regional and National level. I am currently a member of the Presidential Commission on the Governance of our Institution, which was set up in response to last year’s SGM. I am also Vice Chair of the Qualifications Panel and a member of the Audit Committee.

I have a deep seated passion for all aspects of Civil Engineering and recognise that our profession, like the world around us, is changing at an ever increasing pace. This is a challenging environment for professional bodies and I want to see our Institution lead the way, by continuing to evolve in order to help address the big issues facing society. However, I also want the Institution to meet the needs of members, by supporting professional development and explaining to the public the role we play. I am immensely proud of our achievements over the last two hundred years and I want to play my part in shaping our industry by serving again on Council.

General ali sarandily

General Ali Sarandily

Ali Sarandily

Ali Sarandily CEng FICE

Industry Director and Lead for Ports & Marine for Western Australia, Aecom

Proposed by Stephan Dickinson, David Ladkin, Nicholas Meredith, John Macaulay, Wayne Leslie

I have been associated with the Institution since 2010, first as a committee member for the ICE Western Australia Local Association (WALA), and then as a chair of the committee, and between 2015 and 2018 as a WA Representative. In 2018, I was invited by the committee members to act as chairperson of the local committee again (my current role) to provide the thought leadership that requires to assist our members locally.

Being a volunteer member of the ICE to assist and promote learned society and increase our membership locally is an honour that I enjoy and I want to extend that thought leadership by being a Council member to support and steer how we deliver value to our society and members.

I have over 30 years of experience in academia and maritime engineering projects in Australia, Middle East, Hong Kong, and UK. I am currently an Industry Director and lead Aecom’s ports and marine group in Western Australia.

My aim as a Council member will be to communicate views of our members to the Council as we live in a dynamic and ever changing society, and that requires to be reflected in the Council.

General erik van wellen

General erik van wellen

Erik Van Wellen

Erik Van Wellen PhD MSc* CEng FICE

Project director, DEME Group

Proposed by Lucy JP Rew, Hamish Ray Douglas, Peter Richardson, Edward Garvey, Dr B Sivarama Sarma

As a kid I built sandcastles on the shores of the Scheldt. All I knew then was that whatever I was doing there in the shallows whilst dreaming of amazing adventures as I watched ships sail by, felt so right. I must have been one of the lucky ones as all these years later I can look back and feel privileged to have been part of some truly amazing maritime civil engineering projects across the globe. Projects, that unlike my sandcastles do stand the test of time and help coastal communities to grow and flourish.

For the past three years I have been country representative for Belgium and during these years it has really hit home how large swathes of people still think of merely throwing a few bricks together when they hear the words civil engineers. We need to change that.

And I need your help. If you help me get elected, I will promote:

  • The national and international relevance of the ICE’s technical and professional standards.
  • The visibility of our profession to sustainable development goals
  • How we as civil engineers are making a true difference to the world we live in, by making it better


East of England Candidate

Details of Candidate

Regional east of england paul mitchelmore

Regional east of england paul mitchelmore

Paul Mitchelmore

Paul Mitchelmore BSc CEng MICE

Project manager, Environment Agency

Proposed by Michelle Hughes, Kevin Marsh, Andrew Richard Palmer, Peter Anthony Joseph Lawton,

Guy Jonathan Doncaster Russell

My involvement with the Institution started in 2005 when I was elected as treasurer of the East Anglian Association, later the East of England Region. I continued in this role until I became chair of the Region in 2015, and again in 2018.

I am also a long serving member of the Norfolk Committee.

I am employed by the Environment Agency as a project manager working on flood defence projects in East Anglia. Prior to that I worked in the railway industry in bridge design and later as a Resident Engineer.

  • I would like to build on the success of the bicentenary events in raising the profile of civil engineers in the public eye, and demonstrating our value to a fair and sustainable society
  • I am keen to encourage more young people to consider civil engineering as a fulfilling career, and I’d particularly like to help to redress the significant gender imbalance we still have in our membership
  • I have had a long career as a civil engineer and have gained an insight into how the Institution operates. I feel that I could put that experience to good use in helping the Institution continue to be effective and relevant

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

London Candidate

Detail of candidate

Regional london yan zhou

Regional london yan zhou

Yan Zhou

Yan Zhou MSc BEng CEng FICE

Divisional Director, Jacobs

Proposed by Steven Lee, Maria Pelaez Ortega, Pablo De La Torre, Luis Garcia Bueno, Sam Okegbenro

My involvement with the Institution started in 2010 when I was elected a vice-chair of ICE London Graduates and Students Committee. In 2011, I was selected as one of the ICE President’s Apprentices to work alongside the 146th President Richard Coackley. I became a member of the ICE London regional committee in 2012 and progressed to my current role as honorary secretary. I have been a supervising civil engineer in the past five years, and a reviewer in the past three years. I got chartered in 2012 and was elected a fellow in 2019.

I have a solid technical background in offshore structural engineering and infrastructure project delivery. My current role with Jacobs is focusing on the operational management and programme management of major infrastructure programmes and projects.

If elected, I would continue to represent the members in the London Region in the capacity as a councillor. I would act as a point of contact to communicate the policies and strategies to the members, and bring the feedbacks and views of members back to the Council. I would also contribute to further improve the equality, diversity, and inclusion performance of this institution and the entire industry.

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

Scotland Candidate

Regional scotland steven graeme robertson

Regional scotland steven graeme robertson

Steven Graeme Robertson

Steven Graeme Robertson BSc (Hons) CEng MICE

Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald

Proposed by Samuel John MacNaughton, James S Young, Alan Currie Fry, Frances Margaret Ratcliffe, Ronald Thomas Hunter

I have been a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers since joining as a student in 1985.

I started my career with Mott Hay & Anderson in 1988 working on the Channel Tunnel where my rite of passage was adjusting drainage alignment on 30m long linen drawing role of Folkestone sidings. I moved to Inverness in 1990 and went on to manage the Highlands & Islands regional office of Mott MacDonald for 10 years where delivery is now digital.

I have been a committee member for the Highlands & Islands branch since 2014 and am currently completing my full three-year term as chair of Highlands & Islands branch where I have been part of the improving connections with members.

I relocated to Glasgow in 2018 to take up Scotland regional development role with Mott MacDonald.

The civil engineering industry is clearly vital for the economic well-being and growth of the Scotland region. If elected, I would connect with the Scotland regional members through the branches; and I would ensure that the Institution is taking the regional messages into account and leading through the continuing technological change, maintaining standards and that we encourage new people into the industry through education routes.

South East Candidates

Regional south east norman brent

Regional south east norman brent

Norman Brent

Norman Frederick Brent BSc (Eng) CEng FICE FCIWEM C.WEM


Proposed by Nick Gray, Marc Griffin, Richard Salter, Martin Qualters, David Allen

I was an ordinary member of Council from 2004 to 2007, and an active member of the south branch committee ever since, including a year each as branch and regional chairman. I have been regional member for SE England from 2016 to 2019.

I have been on the professional conduct panel for several years and am currently vice-chairman of the panel.

I remain active in the development of young engineers, having been a supervising civil engineer to 2016 and a reviewer from 1998 to 2017, and informally assisting with review preparation since retiring from full-time employment.

I strongly believe there is a need to encourage young people into civil engineering and have presented Café 200 talks. I strongly advocate a more outward-reaching programme of events to engage the wider public. If re-elected, I wish to promote greater engagement between Council and those still seeking full professional membership, and inclusion of their views in Council deliberations.

If re-elected, I would continue to attend, either by WebEx or in person, the majority of branch committee meetings around the region, to develop relationships, understand current issues and represent members’ views on Council.

Regional south east edwin yau

Regional south east edwin yau

Edwin Yau

Edwin Yau BEng MSc LLM CEng MICE

Associate, WSP UK

Proposed by Shuqiang Zhao, Simon Roskilly, James Brimson, Thomas Nott, Robert Sutcliffe

My aims of running for South East Council member would be to represent you and other local members and Institution committees and to bring your voice into the ICE Council for discussion. I have been serving the south branch committee and the local members since 2013 and I was elected branch chair in 2016. I have a strong passion for promoting ICE to the general public and to our future generations.

If elected to Council I would seek to:

  • Promote ICE to our future generations.
  • Improve the training and professional development to support young engineers approaching their professional qualifications.
  • Collaborate with other professional engineering institutions to provide a wide variety of events and enhance our visibility.
  • Monitor the governance of the ICE and to ensure it acts in the best interests of our Members

My ideal type of Council member should be contactable and responsive to the Members. I will utilise the social media (Facebook, Twitter, email) to listen to your voice. If elected, I will provide prompt feedbacks to you and will recruit a few volunteers to shadow my role to keep my work more transparent.

Yorkshire and Humber regional candidate

Regional yorkshire & humber david m hirst

Regional yorkshire & humber david m hirst

David Hirst

David M Hirst Eur Ing BEng (Hons) CEng MBA FICE FEI

Director, Ainsty Risk Consulting

Proposed by Chris Digman, Damian Kilburn, Rachel Horn, Mark Calvert, Vicky Patterson

I am director of a Yorkshire based energy and risk management consultancy. I work nationally and internationally with energy and infrastructure clients. Previously, I worked for an electricity generator and an energy utility having become Chartered whilst working in contracting.

I have been active in the ICE regionally and nationally for several years. I chair the management panel and was previously the honorary editor of the Energy Journal and member of the Energy Board. I chaired the regional advisory board in Yorkshire and the Humber. I was part of steering groups responsible for the In plain sightDelivering a northern infrastructure strategy, and Defending Critical Infrastructure reports. I also gave evidence on behalf of the ICE to the joint select committee on the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster.

If elected, I would:

  • Support increased diversity and wider member engagement. I would promote changes that enable members to better work together through communities of practice to inform ICE policy and share best practice.
  • Promote infrastructure policies that support the Northern Powerhouse.

Encourage engagement with other professions in construction and the built environment and promote the provision of the competencies needed to support small and emerging enterprises

The ballot to elect the Yorkshire and Humber regional member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented

Europe and Central Asia International candidate

International europe & central asia jose m lores

International europe & central asia jose m lores

Jose Lores

Jose M Lores BEng (Honours) MSc CEng MICE

Regional director – Area of Technology and Services, Sorigué

Proposed by Richard Burleigh, Don McEntee, Hamish Douglas, George Sboukis, Peter Richardson

I am a Spain-born Chartered civil engineer who undertook higher education in England, Denmark and Portugal. I developed early professional experience in infrastructure consultancy in the UK, and returned to Spain in 2001, where I currently manage a regional business in infrastructure construction and maintenance services.

I obtained Chartership in 2011 and I was ICE country representative in Spain from 2013 to early 2019. My dedication to the ICE has been second to none, bringing local members closer together and liaising extensively with local institutions and employers. I have led activities to raise the awareness of the ICE, I have advised many engineers on ICE membership routes and I have participated of ICE´s European and Central Asia Subcommittee, making me understand issues in this diverse region that I want to bring into Council.

My mission in Council will be to empower ICE in Europe and Central Asia, strengthening post-Brexit relationships between the region´s Members, other British professional institutions such as IMechE and IET, domestic professional institutions and One Great George Street. I wish to push for active mentoring among members and their professional development, pursuing the promotion of ICE´s professional recognition models in international civil engineering employers based in the region´s countries.

The ballot to elect the Europe and Central Asia international member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented

Graduate candidates

Graduate shailaa kauser

Graduate shailaa kauser

Shailaa Kauser

Shailaa Kauser MEng GMICE

Graduate Civil Engineer, Transport Scotland

Proposed by Ruth Whillis, Humza Din, Asif Huq, Alasdair Sim, Ibtisam Ali

I’ve been a student member of the ICE as well as a elected member of numerous committees during my time at university. From leading a national campaign, encouraging students to give back to the community, whether it be by giving blood or cleaning up the streets, combatting homelessness initiatives, to organising a regional outdoor fundraising event, similar to Tough Mudder. My credible skill set, energetic approach and engineering attributes will add value to the ICE Council. After obtaining my Masters degree, I joined Transport Scotland as a Graduate Civil Engineer, the tremendous amount of exposure I will get from the programme means that I will get experience of design, site, maintenance and project management from the public and private sectors. At my workplace, I’m currently involved in promoting civil engineering at schools, and organise internal technical lectures in order to encourage learning and development. If elected, I plan to focus on the following:

  • Represent the views of Graduate and Student members
  • Learning and development opportunities for all members
  • Encourage sustainable practices within the construction industry and workplace
  • Professional development
  • Promote engineering at schools and colleges, whether it be through university or an apprenticeship.

Graduate benjamin jacob weller

Graduate benjamin jacob weller

Benjamin Jacob Weller

Benjamin Jacob Weller BEng MSc DIC GMICE

Graduate Geotechnical Engineer, Ove Arup & Partners

Proposed by Cameron Hughes, David Hayes, Sophie Sirera, Coline Deplanche, Laura Evelyn

I have been a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers since 2013 when I was invited to join to the QUEST scholarship programme as an undergraduate. In the 6 years since, I have graduated from university and am currently a Graduate Geotechnical Engineer at Arup, a member of the ICE London GSNet and an active STEM ambassador in the London region.

 As a Graduate Council Member, I would seek to use this position to

  • Develop strategies for increasing awareness and disseminating information on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the profession; and, to ensure projects, companies and clients complement the SDGs to their fullest potential.
  • Promote case studies on the application of digital and data-driven techniques to improve productivity in engineering design and ongoing use.
  • Offer guidance on methods to promote the civil engineering profession, as well as the Institution, to teenagers and young adults as they embark on their career paths.
  • Discuss and constructively critique on agenda items at Council meetings to better the engineering profession and to utilise my postgraduate degree to develop the Institution positively at a strategic level.
  • Provide a relationship between the Institution the STEM learning and ambassadorship initiative.


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