North West - committees

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Our regional committee, branch committees and special interest groups in the North West region plan and organise how we support and share knowledge with ICE members.

If you'd like to be involved or are looking for advice, why not get in touch?

Find out what the committees do, who is involved and how you can contact them.

  • Cheshire Branch

    Tom Glovehew, Chair and Financial Controller

    The Cheshire Branch holds a thriving range of high-quality technical meetings, that cover a wide spectrum of interests.

    Name Position
    Tom Glovehew Chair
    Craig Gelder Vice Chair
    Antje Budge Meeting Secretary
    Jon Hughes Other member
    David Rowlinson Other member
    John McGowan Other member

    Interested in getting involved?

    The Cheshire Committee is always keen for new members to join. If you're interested in getting involved, please contact one of its members.

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  • Lancashire Branch

    Mike Jackson, Chair

    The Lancashire Branch supports civil engineers in Lancashire and the Isle of Man. Its stimulating and engaging programme of events covers a wide range of topics.

    Name Position
    Mike Jackson Chair
    Chris Hudson Vice Chair
    Mohammed Aamir Shaikh Junior Vice Chair / Honorary CIHT/TPS Liaison Officer / Honorary Secretary Minutes
    Michelle Davies Honorary Equality Group / STEM Liaison Officer (co-opted)
    Hilary Hargreaves Honorary Equality Group Liaison Officer / EngTech Rep (co-opted)
    Gary Saunders IoM Representative
    Dave Colbert TEG Representative
    Owaiz Khan Honorary NWGG/G&S Liaison Officer
    Chris Wilding Committee Member
    Nasir Mahmoud Co-opted Member
    Graham Campbell Co-opted Member
    Callum Torrans Co-opted Member

    Interested in getting involved?

    The Lancashire Committee is always looking for new new members to join. Get in touch with one of its members if you'd like to find out more or get involved.

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  • Merseyside Branch

    Ben Smith, Chair

    The Merseyside Branch Committee represents the interests and views of local members at regional and national levels of ICE. It offers ways for members, at all stages in their career, to come together and share knowledge.

    Name Position
    Ben Smith Chair
    Ehsan Gerami Vice Chair
    Louisa King Junior Vice Chair
    Stephen Alexander Committee Secretary
    Irina Lavina Meeting Secretary
    Charles Wilsoncroft Treasurer
    Bill Atherton Education Representative (LJMU)
    Phil Kirby / Chris Griffiths Social Media Representative
    Chris Griffiths Student Representative
    Louisa King Graduate and Students Representative
    Mogan Athmanathan Regional Representative
    Joanne Anderson Outreach Programme Representative

    Interested in getting involved?

    The Merseyside Committee welcomes new members. If you're interested in joining or finding out more, please get in touch with one of its members.

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Special interest groups

The North West region's special interest groups (SIGs) focus on particular aspects of civil engineering. The groups are run by members on a voluntary basis, and provide an opportunity to discuss topics, share knowledge and meet up for social activities.

Environment, Sustainability, Health and Safety Group (ESHSG)

The group enables civil engineers and other professionals to exchange views and share knowledge. If you'd like to get involved or find out more, please contact Co-Chairs Robert Jackson or any other committee member.

Name Position
Stephen Jones Education Rep
Nigel Sagar Member
Perry Shard Member
John Donaghy Member
Sally Sudworth Member

Interested in getting involved?

The committee is always keen for new members to join. Please get in touch with one its members if you'd like to find out more or get involved.

Geotechnical Group (GG)

The group promotes understanding of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering issues, and provides opportunities for members and non-members to meet, exchange views and attend presentations.

Name Position
Edouardos Karavakis Chair
Paul McMahon Honorary Secretary
Chris Eccles Member
Robert Grew Member
Ian Scotland Member
Robert Hedges Member
Peter Matthias Member

Interested in getting involved?

To find out more, please contact any committee member.

Historical Engineering Group (HEG)

The Historical Engineering Group is for anyone in the North West who has an interest in historical engineering works. It provides an opportunity to discuss topics with like-minded people. The group also helps the ICE Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) to record historical works and promote historical engineering within the community.

Name Position
James Parry Chair
Denis O'Gara Honorary Secretary
Ian Weir Member
Ian Browne Member
Mary Steeds Member
Bob Atkinson Member

Interested in getting involved?

If you'd like to join or find out more, please contact a committee member.

Management Group

The group explores subjects ranging from project management to marketing and finance. It also provides a forum for networking and communications on management-related issues.

Name Position
Ed Green Chair
Other members TBC  

Got a question?

If you'd like to get involved or find out more, please contact a committee member.

Transportation Engineering Group (TEG)

The Transportation Engineering Groups provides an opportunity for members to discuss and promote the study and practice of transportation engineering on land, water or in the air. For any queries, please contact a member of the committee.

Name Position
Dave Colbert Chair
Gary Rowland Honorary Secretary
Nicola Kane (TSP) Member
David Boyer Member
Mick Noone Member
Alec Curley Member

Interested in getting involved?

If you'd like to get involved or find out more, please contact a committee member.

Equality and Diversity Group

ICE is committed to valuing the diversity that individuals with differing backgrounds and abilities bring to the institution and respecting all members and applicants through fairness, tolerance and consistency of professional standards.

Our North West Equality and Diversity group offers a support network for minority groups within civil engineering and provides a regional equality and diversity representative to the regional committee. Along with raising awareness, providing advice and supporting best practice, we also work with ICE's Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Committee.

Name Position
Abigail Kiernan Chair and FIR representative
Kathleen Harrison Member
Sarah Beck Member

Interested in getting involved?

If you'd like to get involved or find out more, please contact a committee member.

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