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Amey chief is new East Midlands chairman

Amey director Paul McCormick has been selected as the new chairman of ICE East Midlands.

McCormick is a chartered civil engineer with 27 years experience within the public sector, consultancy and contracting environments. 

After leaving school he started work at Leicestershire County Council as a trainee technician. Now director at one of today’s leading public services providers, McCormick is responsible for the International Design Hub in the Midlands with 350 professionals.

Alongside his work as an author and public speaker he is also an ICE Fellow, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and chair of the ICE Transport Board.

“We need to keep the UK moving to the end of this challenging climate and I am keen to play my part in that.”

Paul McCormick

“Formally taking up the role of chairman in September will be an honour and the culmination of my career.” McCormick said.

“In these recessionary times it is easy to lose focus on keeping our infrastructure fit for purpose – but infrastructure underpins the UK economy. We need to keep the UK moving to the end of this challenging climate and I am keen to play my part in that.”

McCormick is passionate about the contribution civil engineers make to society, and is keen to invest in new apprentices and graduates so that when we come out of recession we have the skills base in the UK to deliver the infrastructure needed to “oil the economy” and do not repeat the mistakes of the last recession. McCormick will be in the regional chairman role for one year.

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