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Awards founder dies

Former ICE South Wales chairman George Gibby has died. He was 87.

Gibby was a Fellow of the ICE and launched the South Wales Association’s project award, recently renamed the George Gibby Award.

During his career Gibby worked in local government, rising to the postion of principal assistant engineer at Plymouth City Council where he worked on the Tamar Bridge project.

He later returned to Wales where he eventually became chief engineer at the Cwmbran Development Corporation.

He held this job in tandem with the role of chief engineer to the Development Board for Rural Wales.

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