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Mike Winney (F) has become the first member of the NCE team to be elected to the ICE Council. Winney, who edited NCE from 1993 to 1998 and is now editor emeritus. He will take his seat for three years from November. His mission is to 'enthuse the public, especially the young, with the brilliant possibilities that our profession offers for shaping and improving the environment in the 21st century'.

Christopher Vickers, deputy chairman and board member of cost consultant EC Harris, takes over from Tony Jackson as chairman of the Construction Industry Board.

Steve Lunn (F) has joined Thames Water as engineering director. Lunn was formerly AMEC Construction operations director.

Dr Peter Robery (M), a director of Maunsell, has been appointed visiting professor at the school of civil engineering, University of Leeds, for two years.

Robin Hawley (M) has joined Scott Wilson Railways as Midlands regional director heading up an expanded Birmingham office.

David Sterry (M), managing director of May Gurney (Construction), has been appointed to the board of May Gurney Group.

Deidre Wells, formerly head of planning at Berkshire County Council, joins Babtie Group as a director involved in strategic management. David Keene, who joins from EDAW, is a director in charge of development planning and urban regeneration. Alan Seywright (M), former deputy head of the Scottish Office PFI unit, joins the Edinburgh office as a director responsible for PFI work.

Jon Forni takes over as technical director at Thorburn Colquhoun's Bedford office. Forni will develop transportation planning for local authority clients.

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