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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.
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.
The Agenda for future meetings and the minutes for past meetings can be accessed here.
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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:
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.
President, Institution of Civil Engineers
Ed graduated from Imperial College London in 1989 with a degree in Civil Engineering.
During twelve years with Binnie & Partners he obtained a Master’s Degree in Hydraulic Engineering and worked on some fifty infrastructure projects all over the world.
He joined Expedition Engineering in 2002 where he has been the Project Director for many projects including the multi award winning Infinity Bridge and the Olympic 2012 Velodrome. He currently works on major projects and programs in the UK and internationally where he focuses on strategic engineering design and improving productivity across the asset lifecycle.
Ed was instrumental in the growth and development of Expedition from a “back bedroom start-up” to Building Magazine’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2012.
In 2009, Ed and the two other owners of Expedition set up a social enterprise called the Useful Simple Trust and gave the company to the employees. He is now a Trustee of the UST, which has a number of award-winning companies specialising in Engineering, Communications Design, Architecture, Education and Sustainability.
He is a Royal Academy Visiting Professor of Innovation and a member of the UK’s i3P Strategic Leadership Group which is focused on innovating across the built environment.
He co-created cross industry initiatives including: the Constructionarium, the Get It Right Initiative and the Expedition Workshed.
Ed has been actively involved in design education since 1999 and he is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Innovation.
Along the way he appeared in 35 Television programs on engineering and allegedly has a fan in Japan!
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.
(to be President 2022-23)
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:
The newly elected Council will take office from 2 November 2021 and most will serve for three years.
Council vacancies for the 2022 ballot will be posted in November 2021.
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].
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.
20 July 2021
20 April 2021
20 December 2020
If you want to get in touch with your Council, contact us at:
E: [email protected]