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.

  • Ed McCann

    Ed McCann BEng(Hons) MSc CEng FICE FRSA

    President 2021 - 22

    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!

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    Ed McCann

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.

Keith Howells

Keith Howells FREng CEng FICE FCIWEM

Keith Howells

Senior Vice President

(to be President 2022-23)

Rachel Skinner

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

Rachel Skinner

Immediate Past President

Andy Alder

Andy Alder Meng MSc CEng FICE

Andy Alder

General Member of Council (2022)

Jeffrey Ashurst

Jeffrey Ashurst CEng FICE MCIWEM CWEM MAPM

Jeffrey Ashurst

North West (2024)

Regional Member

Yvonne Aust

Yvonne Aust CEng MICE

Yvonne Aust

West Midlands (2024)

Regional Member

Rebecca Barkham

Rebecca Barkham MEng GMICE MWES

Rebecca Barkham

Graduate Member (2024)

Richard Bayfield

RIchard Bayfield BSc (Hons) MSc CEnv CEng FICE FCIArb

Richard Bayfield

General Member of Council (2022)

Edward Philip Bingham

Edward Bingham CEng FICE

Edward Philip Bingham

East Midlands (2024)

Regional Member

Julie Luzia Bregulla

Julie Bregulla Dipl. Ing PhD CEng FICE

Julie Luzia Bregulla

General Member of Council (2022)

Norman Frederick Brent

Norman Brent BSc Eng (Hons) FICE

Norman Frederick Brent

South East (2022)

Regional Member

Philip Brown

Philip Brown BEng CEng FICE

Philip Brown

Northern Ireland (2024)

Regional Member

Kate Cairns

Kate Cairns BEng (Hons) DIC MSc CEng FICE

Kate Cairns

General Member of Council (2022)

Gillian Castka

Gillian Castka BEng MSc CEng MICE MHKIE

Gillian Castka

General Member (2022)

Norman Chan

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

Norman Chan

General Member (2022)

David Coles

David Coles CDir CEng FICE FIOD

David Coles

General Member (2024)

Matthew Colton

MAtthew Colton BEng (Hons) CEng FICE CPPM MAIPM MAICD

Matthew Colton

Asia Pacific - non-HK

International Member

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)

Regional Member

Ken Ho

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

Ken Ho

Hong Kong (2023)

Regional Member

Mark Jamieson

Mark Jamieson BEng (Hons) CEng FICE

Mark Jamieson

Middle East & Africa (2023)

International Member

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones BEng CEng MICE

Sarah Jones

Wales (2023)

Regional Member

Julian Lineham

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

Julian Lineham

Americas (2023)

International Member

Jose Lores

Jose Lores BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE

Jose Lores

Europe & Central Asia (2022)

International Member

Jim Martin

Jim Martin MEng CEng FICE FIStructE

Jim Martin

General Member (2024)

Paul Mitchelmore

Paul Mitchelmore BSc CEng MICE

Paul Mitchelmore

East of England (2022)

Regional Member

Dr Priti Parikh

Dr Priti Parikh MPhil PhD CEng FICE FRSA

Dr Priti Parikh

General Member (2024)

David Porter

David Porter MEng (Hons) CEng FICE

David Porter

General Member (2023)

Lucy Rew

Lucy Rew BEng (Hons) MSc CEng FICE

Lucy Rew

General Member (2024)

Steven Robertson

Steven Robertson BSc (Hons) CEng MICE

Steven Robertson

Scotland (2022)

Regional Member

Daaoud Shafi

Daaoud Shafi MEng(Hons) GMICE

Daaoud Shafi

Graduate Member (2023)

Ivor Thomas

Ivor Thomas BEng LLB CEng FICE

Ivor Thomas

General Member (2024)

Katy Toms

Katy Toms MEng CEng MICE

Katy Toms

South West (2024)

Regional Member

Sally Walters

Sally Walters CEng MICE MIET

Sally Walters

General Member (2023)

Ben Weller

Ben Weller BEng MSc DIC GMICE

Ben Weller

Graduate Member (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)

Regional Members

Yan Zhou

Yan Zhou CEng FICE MHKIE BEng MSc DIC

Yan Zhou

London (2022)

Regional Member

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.

Council vacancies for the 2022 ballot will be posted in November 2021.

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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