The 2016 ICE Council elections are now open, giving members the opportunity to have their say on who should help to lead their Institution.
All members eligible to vote receive voting papers at the start of June. There are 13 vacancies to be filled: six general members, five regional members to represent the East of England, London, Scotland, South East England and Yorkshire and Humber, one international member to represent Europe (excluding UK) and Central Asia and 1 graduate member. Voting is open from 1 June until 12 July 2016, and the results will be announced at the ICE’s AGM on 19 July. Elected candidates will take office from 1 November 2016. For more information about the election process and to view the candidate statements in full visit: www.ice.org.uk/ice-council
Philip Ball BSc (Hons) CEng FICE, group technical director, ESG
“If elected, I would be dedicated to representing the views of members in strategy and policy development with a view to how these impact on foundation engineering, testing and interfacing with wider construction activities…”
Steven Balliston HND EngTech MICE, project manager, VolkerFitzpatrick “If re-elected to Council I would continue to work closely with the ICE to help shape the future of the Institution to ensure that it remains relevant for all engineers, particularly the younger engineers who are joining now”.
John Robert Beck MBA CEng FICE FRICS MCIArb DipLaw, Independent Consultant
“I believe my task as a Council member is to put my experience to good effect as the profession consolidates and to play my part in shaping an inclusive, broad-based, sustainable institution …”
David Caiden BSc CEng FICE FHKIE FIEAust FASCE ACIArb PE, director, Arup
“The importance of our international membership and of attracting members from overseas is essential if we wish to put ICE on the world stage as an influencer for shaping the world”.
Kate Cairns BEng (Hons) DIC MSc CEng FICE, independent sustainability advisor, Cairns Consultancy
“I will bring independent thought, constructive challenge, and recognition of collective responsibility and global citizenship. I believe my experience and understanding will help ICE challenges of demographic change, inclusivity and relevance.”
Stephen James Dellow BEng CEng CWEM FICE FCIWEM FCIHT MTPS, director, Peter Brett Associates
“My aim… 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’…”
Caroline Julie Field MSc BEng (Hons) CEng MICE, head of risk and resilience, BuroHappold Engineering
“My passions are in the following areas:
- Promote our profession to encourage a diverse range of young people to join.
- Increase ICE as an active support network and resource to its members; providing specific support programs to our female members”.
Teresa June Frost IEng FICE, areas surfacing manager (East), Cormac Solutions
“…I would like the opportunity to assist again, with the governance and direction setting of the ICE…I support inclusivity for all members and particularly want to encourage more aspiring Technicians to become professionally qualified through the ICE”.
East of England Candidate
David Leonard Goodliff Eur Ing BEng (Hons), MSc, CEng, FICE, MCIOB, FPWI, civil engineer, Network Rail
“If elected, I would undertake the role of councillor with enthusiasm for all accredited academic routes and professional grades, supporting members views on Council.”
The ballot to elect the East of England regional member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.
ICE London candidate
Claire Louise Oliver BE (Hons) CEng MICE, senior civil engineer, Amec Foster Wheeler Environment and Infrastructure
“If elected, I will reflect and communicate London members’ views and concerns in Council strategic decisions. London is a unique region with its multi-national population and young members.”
The ballot to elect the London regional member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.
Ronald Thomas Hunter BSc (Hons) CEng MICE MCIHT, independent consultant
“…I do consider that all activities and proposals need to be tested against the interests of the members wherever they are and I will strive to do that, if elected”.
The ballot to elect the Scotland regional member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.
South East England candidate
Norman Frederick Brent BSc Eng (Hons) FICE, senior principal civil engineer, MWH (UK)
“As a member of Council, I would encourage
- Promotion of sustainable energy, particularly the potential for mini-tidal schemes.
- More engagement with industry, schools and universities…
- Engaging younger engineers as Reviewers.”
The ballot to elect the South East England regional member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.
Yorkshire and Humber candidate
Damian John Kilburn BEng (Hons) MSc (Eng) FICE, transport and infrastructure director, Pell Frischmann Consultants
“My aims as Regional Member of Council will be to:
- Promote and share knowledge in the collaboration between learned institutions
- Encourage and promote apprenticeships across the industry as a genuine alternative to traditional university based routes to membership…”
The ballot to elect the Yorkshire and Humber regional member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.
Europe (excluding UK) and Central Asia candidate
Richard Ian Philip Burleigh BSc CEng FICE, president, Skanska Construction Romania and Hungary
“In my role as a Council member I have been helping to help to redefine the relevance and role of ICE in Europe and supporting the establishment of the new International Strategy. This will continue to be my focus area and specifically to widen the influence of the ICE in Europe”.
The ballot to elect the Europe (excluding UK) and Central Asia member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.
Anuoluwa Akinbeye MEng (Hons), graduate civil engineer, Atkins Global
“I am particularly committed to increasing awareness, and raising the profile of the profession…my aim as a member of Council will be to promote and encourage training and professional development of graduates and students in all countries”.
Tim Daly BEng PhD, civil engineer, Mott MacDonald Bentley
“At a time when civil engineering is seeking to attract a wider variety of individuals, I believe my unique experience gives me an understanding of how the ICE can reach out to graduates from other disciplines”.
Sam Howell Hewlings BEng (Hons) MSc FRSA, Graduate tunnel design engineer, Morgan Sindall Underground Professional Services
“I am…an ICE President’s Apprentice and sit on the Fairness, Inclusion and Respect committee. These roles have helped me to develop an understanding of the organisation while working to improve diversity across the industry”.
Nicola Elizabeth Robins MEng (Hons), graduate coastal eEngineer, Aecom
“Overall, my aim in this role will be to promote engineering in young people helping to raise awareness of the profession…I also believe there…should be greater emphasis on sharing best practices throughout the global community.”