South East England - committees

Adur Ferry bridge at sunset

ICE's work in the South East is done by members of various groups - including graduate and student committees and special interest groups. They bring together like-minded people and give members the opportunity to increase their knowledge, get advice and raise the profile of civil engineering in the region.

Find out about the committees and groups that make up ICE South East, including what they do and how you can get involved.

  • ICE South East England Regional Committee

    Steward Briggs, Chair

    The South East Regional Committee oversees ICE's activities within the region. It makes sure that regional work reflects ICE's overall aims and priorities, as well as its own plans and values.

    The board is made up of chairs of the various branches within the South East Region - special interest groups, regional members of the ICE Council and representatives on national boards and panels. The board directs the work of the Regional Support Team (RST), which is headed by the regional director. The RST is responsible for attracting new members, communications, public and media relations, and administration.

    Name Position
    Stewart Biggs SEE Regional Chair 2017-18
    Tim Kermode Past Regional Chair
    Jonathan Baggs SEE Regional Director
    Sue Threader KES Branch Chair
    Nick Gray South Branch Chair
    Elizabeth Orchard TV Branch Chair
    Steve Dellow Vice-Chair - Informing Opinion
    Siu Fa Ng Vice-Chair - Knowledge
    James Bingham G & S Representative & Vice-Chair - Education & Inspiration
    Norman Brent Regional Member of Council
    Matthew Chandler Technician Representative
    Bernadette Gledhill Regional Hon Secretary
    Alan Hayes Diversity Champion
    Nathanael Pickett Regional Chair's Apprentice
    Charlie Spedding Junior Regional Hon Treasurer
    Richard Sykes Regional Hon Treasurer

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee, please contact:


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Special interest groups

ICE South East England has a number of special interest groups which focus on a range of areas of interest for its members. If you would like to get involved in one of these groups, then please contact the relevant chairperson.

Kent & East Sussex Historical Engineering Group (KESHEG)

The Kent & East Sussex Historical Engineering Group (KESHEG) has been set up to promote a greater awareness and understanding of the civil (and military) engineering heritage in the area. The group will be organising a programme of meetings over coming months so please check the events page to find out more or contact the Secretary.

If you are interested in learning more about KESHEG, please contact the Secretary, Tim Belcher-Whyte at:

London and South East England Diversity Taskforce

The London and South East Diversity Taskforce is a temporary committee tasked with promoting the diversity of the industry as well as facilitating and supporting the embedment of fairness, inclusion and respect as a factor to be considered in all activities undertaken across both regions.

Name Position Employer
Amrit Ghose Co-Chair AECOM
Anusha Shah Co-Chair CH2M
Alex Garman Standing Member Atkins
Dr Barnali Ghosh Standing Member Mott MacDonald
Alan Hayes Standing Member  
Philippa Illingworth Standing Member Ardent
Richard Kennedy Standing Member Skanska
Suzanne Moroney Standing Member ICE
Jean Mulovi Standing Member WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Claire Rose Standing Member Bechtel
Jack Rose Standing Member AECOM
Adam Shahir Standing Member Portsmouth University
Cherrie Mendoza Standing Member Highways England

Got a question?

If you are interested in working with the ICE London and South East Diversity Taskforce please get in touch:


London and South East England Energy Panel

The ICE South East England Energy Panel works to promote the value of energy across South East England as one of the region's key assets. It also aims to use the professional expertise and experience of ICE and its members to contribute to influence decisions that affect South East England's energy environment.

Name Position Employer
Rod Macdonald Chair Civic Patterns
Neha Patel Secretary CB&I
Darren Ball Standing Member Novarama
Dominic Bowers Affiliates Parsons Brinckerhoff
Ian Gardner Standing Member Ove Arup & Partners
Brendan Dowd Standing Member Trant Engineering
Anthony Riddle Standing Member Ramboll
Alasdair Young Affiliates Buro Happold
David Woodhead Standing Member RES Offshore
Justin Etherington Standing Member Buro Happold

Got a question?

If you're interested in working with the ICE South East England Energy Panel please email:

London and South East England Water Panel

This group promotes the value of water in London and South East England. It uses the professional expertise and experience of ICE and its members to contribute to decisions that affect London and South East England’s water environment.

Name Position Employer
Ian Kirkaldy Chair Southern Water
Stephanie Henderson Secretary Environment Agency
David Arnell Past Chair Retired
Andrew Burton Standing Member Jacobs
Christopher Cotton Standing Member Retired
Roland Grzybek Standing member CH2MHill
Nigel Hendley Standing Member Hendley Associates
Gareth Long Standing Member Albion Water
Derek Maynard Standing member Port of London Authority
Barrie Neaves Standing Member Environment Agency
Phil Stride Standing member Thames Water
John Sweetnam Standing member AECOM
Andrew Tagg Standing Member HR Wallingford
Dave Wardle Standing member Retired
Robert Williams Standing member Environment Agency
Fiona Wyatt Standing member Expedition

Got a question?

If you've got a question for the panel, or would like to get involved then please contact:


South East England Transport Panel

This group promotes the value of transport in South East England. It uses the professional expertise and experience of ICE and its members to influence decisions that affect South East England’s transport infrastructure.

Name Position Employer
Rod Hulse Chair -
Deepu Prabhakaran Secretary Transport Research Laboratory
Irini Alexopoulou Standing Member Aecom
Rob Avery Standing Member HS2 Ltd
Dave Darnell Standing Member WSP UK
Girish Reesaul Standing Member Civil Aviation Authority
Ray Powell Standing Member Infrata
Mike Stephens Standing Member -

Got a question?

If you've got a question for the panel, or would like to get involved then please contact the panel chair.


ICE South East England (SEE) Retired Members’ Group

The group represents the interests of retired and non-working members of ICE who are based in the South East England region.

One of the principle aims of the group is to provide events, visits and meetings of technical interest for retired and non-working members. It is also the intent to connect the group with younger engineers who are seeking mentors or advice from experienced engineers to assist them in progressing their careers.

Events are open to all ICE members but, as they are planned for day times and some Saturdays, will appeal to retired and non-working members and their partners.

Objectives of the group

  1. To advance the ICE South East England knowledge offering to all ICE members in the region.
  2. To provide opportunities for retired engineers to meet and network with other professionals, both working and retired, and to share their knowledge and experience for the better promotion of civil engineering within the workplace and beyond.
  3. To provide support to Graduate, Student and Apprentice engineers.
  4. To promote mentoring of younger engineers and promote civil engineering as a career choice including visits to schools and other institutions.
  5. To assist in mobilising interest in retired engineers who might otherwise be lost to the profession in order to meet the wider membership objectives of the ICE.


In respect of Objective 4, the organising group believes that there is a significant experience base within the retired membership which can be extremely helpful to younger engineers seeking assistance in developing their careers and preparing for professional qualifications. The ICE is currently updating the mentoring matching website - - which will be relaunched later in 2017. The group will be organising a launch event so that those retired members who are interested in mentoring can get more information.

Name Email
Gary Courtnadge
Tim Kermode
Stewart Biggs
Rod Hulse
John Eckhart
Charlie Spedding

The organising team would be delighted to hear from any retired members who wish to join the team or who have any ideas for future events. Please contact one of the team directly. Alternatively, for further information on forthcoming events, you can contact the SEE Regional Coordinator, Anne Qualters, at

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