ICE Council

The Trustees are supported by a Council, who are directly elected by ICE members. As the pinnacle of the Learning Society, Council drives the agenda by being the key decision-making body with respect to the ICE’s learned society activity.

How does our Council work?

The Council has an essential role in representing the views of the membership to the Trustee Board and supporting the Trustees to ensure ICE is considered a global centre of excellence championing the role civil engineering plays at the heart of society. The Council is the pinnacle of the Learning Society and meets regularly to debate issues of relevance to civil engineering, the Institution and society, to set the agenda for the Institution’s learned society activity.

More details on the duties, responsibilities and composition of Council can be found in the Council Terms of Reference.

Council meetings

The Agenda for future meetings and the minutes for past meetings can be accessed here.

View council documents

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Meet our Council

Council is made up of 38 members from different countries and grades of membership. Every year, certain positions on our Council become available, so members can stand for these positions. They receive votes from other ICE members.

Council members serve for three years and are directly elected by the membership.

The following may attend Council meetings as observers if they are not otherwise Council members:

  • Chair, Graduates and Students Network (GSNet);
  • Chair, Thomas Telford Ltd;
  • Any ICE member, under prior arrangement with the Governance Office and subject to available space.

ICE Council 2020.
ICE Council 2020.

ICE President

Our president promotes the institution and the profession in the UK and around the world. ICE has a different president every year. The President’s calendar, including past and forthcoming events, can be accessed online by ICE members.

Further detail on the President’s responsibilities and duties are set out in the President’s terms of reference.

  • Rachel Skinner

    Rachel Skinner BSc MSc(Eng) FREng CEng FICE CTPP FCIHT HonFSE

    President 2020 - 21

    President, Institution of Civil Engineers
    Executive Director, WSP
    Patron, Women in Transport

    Rachel Skinner is the 156th President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and is an Executive Director (Transport) at WSP. She is a Patron of Women in Transport (a not-for-profit) having been one of its founding board members since 2005.

    She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a chartered engineer and a chartered transport planner. Rachel chairs the Carbon stream of the Infrastructure Client Group (ICG) and was recently invited to join the external expert panel established to support the UK Department for Transport’s Acceleration Unit that is focused on a faster, better and greener recovery beyond COVID-19. She served two years as an Infrastructure Commissioner for Scotland from late 2018.

    In 2016, Rachel was listed as one of The Telegraph’s inaugural UK Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering; in 2017 she was named the Most Distinguished Winner and Best Woman Civil Engineer at the Women in Civil Engineering Awards, and in 2019 she was confirmed by the Financial Times as one of the UK’s Top 100 Women in Engineering.

    Rachel has authored, scripted and hosted publications and films on topics including “Shaping Zero” about net zero carbon for infrastructure, “Making Better Places” on place-making and future mobility, and before that about digital technology and its potential for infrastructure, industry innovation and collaboration.

    Rachel is regularly invited to give keynote conference presentations and to chair international and national industry events. Rachel is involved with strategic projects for clients across the public and private sectors, including leadership of a growing portfolio of future mobility projects in the UK and overseas.

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    Rachel Skinner

Council members

There are 38 members on the ICE Council. The President chairs the Council and the following are Council members. Members serve until the November of the year shown.

Ed McCANN

Ed McCANN BEng (Hons) MSc FICE FRSA

Ed McCANN

Senior Vice President 2020–21

(to be President 2020-21)

Paul Sheffield

Paul Sheffield CBE BSc CEng FICE

Paul Sheffield

Immediate Past President 2019–20

Member of Council

Andy Alder

Andy Alder Meng MSc CEng FICE

Andy Alder

General Member of Council (2022)

Giedre Jurkonyte

Giedre Jurkonyte MEng (Hons) IEng MICE

Giedre Jurkonyte

Deputy Chair 2020-21

Graduate Member (2021)

Yvonne Aust

Yvonne Aust CEng MICE

Yvonne Aust

Regional Member of Council representing ICE West Midlands (2021)

Richard Bayfield

Richard Bayfield BSc (Hons) MSc CEnv CEng FICE FCIArb

Richard Bayfield

General Member of Council (2022)

John Robert Beck

John Robert Beck MBA CEng FICE FRICS MCIArb DipLaw

John Robert Beck

General Member of Council (2021)

Edward Philip Bingham

Edward Philip Bingham CEng FICE

Edward Philip Bingham

Regional Member of Council representing ICE East Midlands (2021)

Julie Luzia Bregulla

Julie Luzia Bregulla Dipl. Ing PhD CEng FICE

Julie Luzia Bregulla

General Member of Council (2022)

Norman Frederick Brent

Norman Frederick BRENT BSc Eng (Hons) FICE

Norman Frederick Brent

Regional Member of Council representing ICE South East England (2022)

Kate Cairns

Kate CAIRNS BEng (Hons) DIC MSc CEng FICE

Kate Cairns

General Member (2022)

Gillian H Castka

Gillian H Castka Beng MSc Ceng MICE MKHIE

Gillian H Castka

General Member of Council (2022)

Norman Chan

Norman Chan BA (Hons) MA Fdsc Civil Engineering EngTech MICE

Norman Chan

General Member (2022)

Matthew COLTON

Matthew COLTON BEng (Hons) CEng FICE CPPM MAIPM MAICD

Matthew COLTON

Asia Pacific – non-HK (2023)

Martin CRAPPER

Martin CRAPPER BSc MSc PhD CEng FICE CWEM MPWI MCIWEM FHEA

Martin CRAPPER

General Member (2021)

Gary Brian Cutts

Gary Brian Cutts BEng (Hons) CEng MICE

Gary Brian Cutts

South West (2021)

Blessing Danha

Blessing Danha MEng (Hons) CEng MICE

Blessing Danha

General Member (2021)

Ryan DOOLAN

Ryan DOOLAN MEng GMICE

Ryan DOOLAN

Graduate Member (2021)

Njemile FAUSTIN

Njemile FAUSTIN BSc MSc DIC PhD MICE CEng

Njemile FAUSTIN

General Member (2023)

David HIRST

David HIRST BEng (Hons) MBA CEng FICE FEI

David HIRST

Yorkshire & Humber (2022)

Ken HO

Ken HO JP FICE FHKIE RPE(Geotechnical) RPE (Civil) ACGI BSc(Eng) DIC MSc CEng EurIng

Ken HO

Hong Kong (2023)

Mark Esdaile Jamieson

Mark Esdaile Jamieson BEng (Hons) CEng FICE

Mark Esdaile Jamieson

Middle East & Africa (2023)

Sarah JONES

Sarah JONES BEng CEng MICE

Sarah JONES

Wales (2023)

Jeffrey Ashurst

Jeffrey Ashurst CEng FICE MCIWEM CWEM MAPM

Jeffrey Ashurst

Regional Member of Council representing ICE North West (2021)

Julian LINEHAM

Julian LINEHAM PE SECB F.SEI F.ASCE CEng FICE

Julian LINEHAM

Americas (2023)

Jose M. Lores

Jose M. Lores Beng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE

Jose M. Lores

Europe & Central Asia (2022)

Paul Mitchelmore

Paul Mitchelmore BSc Ceng MICE

Paul Mitchelmore

East of England (2022)

Brenda Marie O’Loan

Brenda O’LOAN BEng (Hons) CEng MICE MAPM MIEI

Brenda Marie O’Loan

Northern Ireland (2021)

Lucy Rew

Lucy Rew MEng (Hons) CEng FICE

Lucy Rew

General Member (2021)

David Norman PORTER

David Norman PORTER MEng (Hons) CEng FICE

David Norman PORTER

General Member (2023)

Steven Graeme Robertson

Steven Graeme Robertson BSc (Hons) CEng MICE

Steven Graeme Robertson

Scotland (2022)

Neil Sandberg

Neil Sandberg BSc (Hons) MBA CEng FICE

Neil Sandberg

General Member (2021)

Sally WALTERS

Sally WALTERS CEng MICE MIET

Sally WALTERS

General Member (2023)

Ben Weller

Ben Weller BEng MSc DIC GMICE

Ben Weller

Graduate Member of Council (2022)

Julie Wood

Julie WOOD BSc (Hons) CEng FICE FRICS FCIM HonFAPM

Julie Wood

General Member (2023)

Graham YATES

Graham YATES BEng (Hons) CEng MICE

Graham YATES

North East (2023)

Yan Zhou

Yan ZHOU CEng FICE

Yan Zhou

Regional Member of Council representing ICE London (2022)

ICE Council Elections 2021

Our members around the world elect ICE's Council members. We hold elections every year when about one third of Council member seats are available. These places are usually for a three-year term, to replace members whose term of service has finished.

The results for the 2021 Council Elections were announced at ICE’s Annual General Meeting on 20 July 2021. Twelve new Council Members were elected to take the Institution forward:

General members
  • Lucy Rew MEng(Hons) CEng FICE
  • David Randell Coles CDir CEng FICE FIOD
  • Ivor M. H. Thomas BEng LLB CEng FICE
  • Dr. Priti Parikh MPhil PhD CEng FICE FRSA
  • Jim Martin MEng CEng FICE FIStructE
Regional members
  • East Midlands – Edward Bingham CEng FICE
  • West Midlands – Yvonne Aust CEng MICE
  • Northern Ireland – Philip Brown CEng FICE
  • North West – Jeff Ashurst CEng FICE
  • South West – Katy Toms CEng MICE
Graduate members
  • Rebecca Barkham MEng GMICE MWES
  • Daaoud Shafi MEng(Hons) GMICE

The newly elected Council will take office from 2 November 2021 and most will serve for three years.

Further information

2021 will be the first time that ICE voting Members will directly elect members to the Trustee Board. Further details can be found on the Trustee Board webpage.

If you would like to find out more about Council nominations elections, please contact the Governance Office on +44 (0)20 7665 2002/2077 or at [email protected].

 
Council summaries

Following each meeting of council, a brief note summarising what was discussed and any actions to be taken is produced and made available to members and the public.

Got a question?

If you want to get in touch with your Council, contact us at:

E: [email protected]

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