Sixty percent of respondents have voted in favour of a subscription increase, it was announced at the last ICE Council meeting.
ICE members voted in support of a subscription increase, which will take effect in 2010, ensuring the institution has sufficient resources to deliver key programmes of work for the profession over the coming year.
Subscriptions will rise by 2.5%. The increase will help the ICE achieve objectives set out in its business strategy, which is based on membership feedback.
Promotion and support
This includes working to further promote civil engineering to policy-makers, government and the public, as well as continuing to support the profession by providing a source of knowledge transfer and upholding professional standards for qualification and membership.
“In voting to support the Council proposal members are endorsing the continued work of the Institution on their behalf.”
Jean Venables, ICE
ICE President Jean Venables said she would like to thank ICE members for using their right to vote on the subscription levels: “In voting to support the Council proposal members are endorsing the continued work of the Institution on their behalf − increasing support for qualification and development of engineers, and raising the profi le and influence of civil engineers.”
The newly elected Council members were also announced at the Council meeting (see box).
Venables extended her welcome to the new council members: “ICE council members are essential to the successful governance of the institution, helping to ensure we achieve our objectives and directing institution policy. “
The ICE membership also approved several amendments to the Royal Charter and by-laws. The amendments are now subject to approval by the Privy Council.
New ICE Council members
- Christopher James Thomas Burton BEng CEng FICE MCIWEM, associate director, Halcrow Group
- Sandra Forte BEng CEng MICE, project manager, Transport and Development Planning Team, Mouchel
- Edmund Oliver Gardiner MA CEng FICE, Rail Systems design manager, East London Line, Carillion
- William Jeffrey Grose BEng CEng FICE, director, Arup
- Denys Malcolm Morgan OBE BEng MSc DipTP CEng CEnv FICE FIHT, independent consultant
- Jennifer Louise Stables MEng, graduate engineer, AECOM
- ICE | Northern Ireland: William Gowdy BSc(Hons) CEng CEnv FICE FCIWEM FIWO, head of Waste Water Procurement, Northern Ireland Water
- ICE | North West: Philip John Parker BSc CEng FICE, associate, Byrom Clark Roberts
- ICE | South West: Richard James Fish BSc CEng FICE FIStructE FIHT, Richard Fish Consultancy