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Elections to ICE Council are once again underway,

Candidates for 2011 are as follows

General candidates

Michael Burnett, group acquisitions director, Eurovia Group

“I am passionate about motivating young people to join the profession. I am SCE for an award winning graduate training scheme, including an undergraduate scholarship programme, which I initiated and developed.”

Andrew Cowell, Director, MWH

“My motivation is to support the Institution in raising the profile of the profession at this critical point in the development of our national infrastructure.”

John Dillon, senior civil/structural engineer, Doosan Babcock Energy

“I’m both young and old enough to associate with the cross section of ages within our institution. I would like to demonstrate the ability of civil engineers to mitigate and solve the critical problems facing the global population and showcase the best examples.”

Michael Field, Senior works superintendent, Costain

“I come from a trade background and fully appreciate a structured learning process has got me to where I am now. I will give to more junior members the benefit of my experience and assist Council in delivering some or all of the challenges set to them.”

Robert Hegan, non-executive chairman, Titanic Foundation

“I have a particular interest in life long learning and will want to reinforce the current Council initiative on CPD for all of our members from graduate & student to retired Fellow. This will be necessary to inform and prepare for the formidable sustainable challenges of climate change and global population growth.”

Anthony Marsh, associate director, Merebrook Consultants

“If elected, I would undertake the role with enthusiasm, ensuring that the views from the regions and individual membership are well presented…..ensuring that the Institution’s technical and professional strategies are delivered to the high standard expected by both industry and membership.”

John McRobert, roads operations manager, East Ayrshire Council

“I am pragmatic, enthusiastic, ever the optimist, experienced ‘say it as you see it’ campaigner, and will express member’s views and opinions when necessary with a progressive and unfettered approach.”

Christopher Milne, director, RJM Ground Solutions

“I believe that we must draw on the experience of practising civil engineers and ensure their effective participation in shaping the goals and strategy of the Institution.”

David Neeve, senior engineer, Arup

“I will continue my efforts to make the Institution relevant, ensuring that it remains true to its original purpose of improving civil engineering for the benefit for society.”

Adrian Nickols, managing director future energy, WSP Group

“I look forward to continuing to serve the Institution and its membership and helping it be a leading voice in engineering issues with government and other stakeholders.”

Neil Sandberg, managing partner, Sandberg

“If elected, I would work to raise the profile of the profession, particularly whilst engineering is receiving wider attention (Olympics, environment) and maintain and enhance the ICE’s position as a leader in the energy debate.”

William Thicknes, project director, Skanska

“If elected I would promote initiatives to deliver tangible improvements in low carbon and sustainable long-term infrastructure improvements.”

Regional candidates

East Midlands

Kyle Clough, project manager, Costain

“My aim is ensure the ICE provides increasing return to its members whilst enhancing the professional profile of engineers in political and public areas through demonstrating their increasing importance to society.”

Julian Jones, self-employed

“I see civil engineering as central to promoting innovative solutions to the major issues facing humanity, including: climate change, energy, urbanisation, water and food supplies.”

Adrian Maynard, retired

“What I want is better public recognition of chartered civil engineers. There is also a need for continued engagement with national and local political bodies to encourage infrastructure investment to provide future growth for the country.”

North east

Gregory Lutton, associate, Empel

“It is important to ensure that the region continues to have a strong voice on ICE Council and on the UK Regional Affairs Committee, allowing ICE North-East to continue to develop and improve its activities on your behalf.”

Brian Taylor, principal, Brian Taylor Associates

“If elected, I will undertake my role on Council with enthusiasm and aim to accurately represent the views and concerns of all Members in the North East Region.”

West Midlands

Ian Jenkinson, director, Regensustain; Associate, The Stilwell Partnership

“Critical infrastructure requires more than clever engineering, we need to ensure that it is understood by, and available to, all citizens.”

David Johns associate director, Amey

“I recently introduced an innovative scheme for professional apprentice civil engineers to encourage recruitment of more young people into life long careers in civil engineering. It is these young engineers that will have to respond to the global challenges we face.”


Nicholas Bebb, divisional director, Atkins

“As a professional engineer I feel that it is important that all members should, during their careers, contribute to their professional body. I would relish the opportunity to continue to contribute to the ongoing development of the Institution.”

Robert Lark, deputy head of school, School of Engineering, Cardiff University

“If elected, I will serve Council with enthusiasm and honour and I will be committed to enhancing the aspirations of our younger members and the status of all.”

International Candidates

Hong Kong

Mak Chai Kwong, consultant, Hong Kong SAR Government

“If elected, I will continue to do my best to act as a link between ICE in UK and in Hong Kong, and possibly mainland China, in promoting professional knowledge, practice and ethics.”

Asia Pacific

Sarfraz Ahmad, managing director, Progressive Consultants (PVT), Lahore, Pakistan

“I propose to bring the knowledge of needs and aspirations of engineers in the region to the central Council, to enable memberships while upholding the high standards of ICE”.

Mark Green, associate geotechnical engineer, Arup, Sydney, Australia

“I dedicate my time to the Engineering Review, assisting and mentoring our future engineers, ensuring they are recognised and receive peer approval.”

Timothy Warren,managing partner, Constructing Excellence (NZ)

“Our ICE challenges are clear - understanding and communicating local ideas and aspirations; matching the pace of growth and change and maintaining a reputation as the premier Learned Society.”


David Caiden, principal, Arup New York

“It has been exciting to be involved these past few years with a higher level of ICE engagement from our region’s members, evidenced by more events being launched and more local areas represented.”

Middle East and Africa

Philip Holmes, project director, Cowi, Qatar

“I am proud to be a member of the ICE and to uphold the professionalism and ethics promoted by the Institution.”

Sabih Khisaf, civil infrastructure design manager, Fluor Middle East

“I am passionate about the engagement of the next generations and raising the profile of the profession, in particular the status of civil engineering in society and this region.”

James Kerr, divisional director, special projects, KEO infrastructure division, Abu Dhabi

“My first concerns would be to extend the reach of the Royal Charter, seek mechanisms to provide support to Members, increase awareness that the ICE is active in the region, and reduce members isolation and remoteness from the core activities of the ICE.”

Anthony Stephens, general manager, Al Naboodah Contracting (Civil Engineering), Dubai

“I am conscious of the need to enhance the profile of the Institution within the region and would seek to undertake this role by translating the strategic objectives of the Institution into easily understood language that recognises the unique cultural mix of the members across the region.”

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