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ICE Council confirms Geoff French as next President

ICE vice president Geoff French was officially elected as the next President by ICE Council last week.


French: 40 years experience

French, who will succeed Barry Clarke on 5 November 2013, was initially put forward as a candidate to be considered for the 2013/14 presidency in March 2010.

The Presidential Selection Panel subsequently unanimously nominated him for the role and Council has now formally elected him to serve for the session.

He has over 40 years’ experience providing transportation and development advice to central government, banks, major developers, local government and international funding agencies.

French has been responsible for projects including the Heathrow Terminal 5 inquiry, theWarminster Bypass, the Greater Nottingham Strategic Study and transport studies in numerous countries including Mauritius, Saudi Arabia and Bagdad.

He was chair of Scott Wilson from 2002 until its acquisition by URS in 2010. He became an ICE vice president in 2008 and became president of international consultants body FIDIC in 2011.

He is also chair of the Enterprise M3 LEP, created in 2011, which increases enterprise and economic growth across the Hampshire and Surrey areas.

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