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ICE Elect 2015

ICE Council elections are now open, giving members the opportunity to have their say on who should help lead their Institution.

All members eligible to vote will have received their voting papers or emails at the beginning of June. There are 10 vacancies to be filled: five general members, three regional members to represent the North West, South West and Northern Ireland and two graduate members.

Candidates have a broad range of aspirations ranging from raising ICE’s influence to delivering a high quality service to members.

  • For more information about any part of the election process and to view the candidate statements in full click here

General candidates

Jeffrey Ashurst, programme manager, MWH

Jeffrey Ashurst

“If elected as a Council member I would promote and actively encourage infrastructure investment to secure long-term and improvements for society Engagement with the wider public to demonstrate and promote what civil engineers can achieve.”

Steven Balliston, site Agent, VokerFitzpatrick

Steve Balliston

“My key aims are:

  • Work actively…to raise the profile of technician membership and be the voice of the technician community;
  • Work closely with Council members and other panels…to help shape the future of the institution.”

John Beck, consultant

John Beck

“I believe my task as a Council member is to encourage the development of a highly-professional, broad-based, inclusive institution, whose primary task is to support and be responsive to engineers at the grass-roots level.”

Denise Ann Bower professor, University of Leeds and executive director, Major Projects Association

denise bower

“…We must equip members with the capabilities they need now and in the future by providing relevant, timely and world class knowledge. This is at the core of what I will fight for.”

Christopher Alan Bridges,senior principal, Coffey Geotechnics

Christopher Bridges

“As a member of Council I will promote development at all grades of membership with particular emphasis on our recent graduates to ensure that the professional requirements of the Institution reflect the needs of industry.”

David Leonard Goodliff, senior project engineer, Network Rail

David Goodliff

“If elected, I would undertake the role of councillor with enthusiasm for all accredited academic routes and professional grades and would be dedicated to supporting members views and concerns on Council.”

Alistair Hitchcock, associate director, Capita Property & Infrastructure

Alistair Hitchcock

“If elected to Council, I would:

  • Continue to use my broad industry and Institution experience to bring a business-like approach to the central issues of broadening and sustaining membership
  • Represent the professional reviewer community on Council.”

David Holmes, director, Strategic Transport Solutions

David Holmes

“I am proud to be a chartered civil engineer and would like to give back to the profession something tangible…I am enthusiastic at the prospect of serving the broader membership and the Institution.”

Robert Lee James, business manager - airport infrastructure, Amey

Robert James

“If elected to Council I aim to ensure that those new technician members are supported throughout their professional careers and encouraged to continue their professional development to become Incorporated or Chartered members.”

Ho Kin-Sang, deputy head of geotechnical engineering office, Hong Kong Government

Ho Kin-sang

“I pledge to share my insights from the regional/local learned societies in promoting the profession and enhancing knowledge management. I also pledge to contribute to the formulation of strategies to inspire the young and attract talents into the profession.”

Jason Le Masurier, owner,

Jason Le Masurier

“Drawing on my diversity of experience, I am able to promote the Institution in a positive and constructive way…including promoting a civil engineering career to young people, in my role as a STEM Ambassador.”

David Robert Morris, director, David Morris Consulting

David Morris

“I continue to encourage others to put energy, enthusiasm, and imagination into our local professional communities, ensuring that aspiring civil engineers can witness what a captivating life long career in the civils can be.”

Emer Murnaghan, head of business improvement, Graham Construction

Emer Murnaghan


“The ICE must deliver its ambitious plans to influence governments, both at home and abroad, on the challenges of effective infrastructure, while balancing our duty to protect resources through carbon reduction, climate mitigation, adaptation and energy efficiency.”

Yvonne Murphy, civil engineer, Ove Arup & Partners

Yvonne Murphy

“I believe that ensuring the succession of the engineering profession is paramount. We can inspire the next generation to join us by…promoting structured training and educational routes to become technicians and engineers.”

Gareth Pender, professor and head of school, Heriot-Watt University

Gareth Pender

“My interest in serving on Council arises from a desire to… support the engagement of young people in the Institution’s activities at pre-19, student and graduate levels…promote equality and diversity issues within the Institution and the industry generally.”

Rachel Susan Skinner, director, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff

Rachel Skinner

“I am passionate about making a difference……I want to transform public perceptions of engineering and the value we deliver. Telling a successful, appealing and more visible story will build respect and engage future talent.”

Lee James Smollett, project director, Laing O’Rourke Construction Hong Kong

Lee Smollett


“I am committed…

  • To creating an inspirational future for civil engineers to encourage graduates to become members
  • To providing a public voice for the Institution in Hong Kong to help shape the world.”

John Roy Stoner, director, Rees-Stoner Associates

John Stoner

“My professional and corporate experience has given me valuable insights into the recruitment, development and retention of engineering staff of all grades as well as an understanding of robust, ethical corporate management.”

David Keith Tattersall, retired

David Tattersall

“If elected, I would use this understanding…of the views of members of all grades…when supporting the promotion of high technical and professional standards, which are pre-requisites of promoting the importance of the profession to the public.”

Alistair Gordon Thompson, pre-construction director, VolkerFitzpatrick

Alistair Thompson

“As a Council member I will encourage and promote civil engineering within schools and the wider population - ensuring civil engineering is seen as the career of choice to meet industry demand.”


Regional candidates

Northern Ireland


David Norman Porter, director of operations, DARD Rivers Agency

David Porter

“…I bring a depth of experience in good governance, financial management and leadership. If elected, I will ensure that there is a clear focus on these important areas within the Institution.”


North West


Peter John Hallsworth director, Batchplace

Peter Hallworth

“As a Council Member I have seen the focus change to actively setting the ICE’s strategy for the future. This has seen the recognition that membership needs to broaden and we need to operate on a global stage to address the challenges of the 21st Century.”

South West


Gary Brian Cutts, principal engineer, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff

Gary Cutts

“I am passionate about supporting today’s emerging engineers to realise their full potential. If elected I would bring the same enthusiasm and dedication to this role.”

Graduate candidates

Zakiyya Adam, assistant engineer, Pell Frischmann

Zakiyya Adam

“I am dedicated to the ICE and enthusiastic about improving systems. I would look to replicate the progressive successes achieved within the East Midlands region at the national strategic level.”

Mohamed Aggwani, graduate engineer, Morgan Sindall

Mohamed Aggwani

“If elected, I would undertake the role with enthusiasm and unreserved participation… working to develop and enhance the benefits and opportunities across the industry for current and future generations”.

Emily Clare Bonner, graduate engineer, Mott MacDonald

Emily Bonner

“…I would bring enthusiasm and commitment to my role as a Council member. In addition to continuing to promote civil engineering in schools, I hope to increase awareness of the vital role played by civil engineers in society.”

Christopher Crabtree, civil engineer, Costain

Christopher Crabtree

“If elected I will provide support and feedback throughout the community to encourage more involvement in the Institution from graduate and student members… to best represent the views of the engineers of the future.”

Martin Dixon, civil engineer, EDF

Martin Dixon

“…I have already contributed to significant changes in the ICE, such as…the improvement of links between Council and the Graduate and Student Network. I seek re-election to build upon what I have achieved so far.”

John Joseph Donaghy, graduate civil engineer, Aecom

John Donaghy

“I am passionate about social impact and the role of engineers in the 21st century. If elected, I would work with members to build stronger links with the wider community and promote the amazing achievements of engineers.”

Evridiki Giamouzi, planning engineer, Balfour Beatty

Evridiki Giamouzi

“My aim will be to attract the future engineers by raising the profile of the engineering profession, expanding the graduate network and promoting the reputation of the Institution as a premier internationally and socially recognised body.”

Leanne Gordon, graduate engineer, Transport Planning Associates

Leanne Gordon

“If elected, I will continue to work hard to promote the ICE in a positive way and will use my previous experience as a trustee to be an effective and enthusiastic representative of the Institution”.

Joanne Elizabeth Huett, graduate engineer, Eurovia UK

Joanne Huett

“My aim will be to promote and support the Council’s actions. In particular to assist in addressing skills/diversity issues by raising the profile of all types of engineering, particularly amongst under 19s and women”.

Callum Rhys Hughes, site engineer, Taylor Woodrow

Callum Hughes

“As well as encouraging investment in graduates, I will use my knowledge of the ICE professional development process to guide new and existing graduate members along the route of becoming professionally chartered.”

Frederick Max Levy, assistant geotechnical Engineer, Mott MacDonald

Frederick Levy

“On the Council, my aims are to pursue initiatives that market the profession to all demographics in addition to those that bring our achievements to the fore of public consciousness.”

Gbenga Oludotun, civil engineer, Amey

Gbenga Oludotun

“If elected, I would seek to positively contribute to the strategic direction of the Institution to promote the debate on how the educational system can produce engineers prepared for future challenges, such as climate change.”

Jeffri Ramli,graduate design engineer, Mech-Tool Engineering

Jeffri Ramli

“If elected I would see my role in using every opportunity to promote the Institution and our profession to the best of my ability at national and international level.”

Krzysztof Sieledczyk, advanced manufacturing executive assistant, Laing O’Rourke

Krzysztof Sieledczyk

“My aims as a member of Council will be to promote and encourage attracting young talent to the profession by advocating the need for collaboration between the industry and academic institutions.”

Thomas Whiting, digital engineer (BIM), Laing O’Rourke

Tom Whiting

“If elected, I would aim to:

  • Investigate creating a more gender and ethnically diverse profession.
  • Ensure the ICE is run sustainably for future generations.
  • Gain better recognition for graduates as ICE Members. ”


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