West Midlands - committees

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ICE West Midlands is governed by its main committee, which carries out ICE's business plan and sets the direction for the region. Find out more about the key committees and their members below.

  • ICE West Midlands main committee

    Yvonne Aust, Chair

    The main committee is made up of volunteers from the West Midlands region. It meets every month and, through its six sub-branches, works to deliver ICE's business plan in the region.

    Name Position
    Yvonne Aust Chair
    Malcolm Corlett Senior Vice Chair
    Mark Downes Past Chair
    Cameron Lindsay Honorary Treasurer
    Lu Chen Secretary

    Interested in getting involved?

    ICE West Midlands' main committee hold its Annual General Meeting in October.

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  • Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country Branch

    Ather Lodhi, Chair

    The Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country branch was formed in 2014 to support and share knowledge between the 1,800 professionally qualified members in the region.

    Name Position
    Ather Lodhi Chair
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  • Coventry and Warwickshire branch

    Soroush Abolfathi, Chair

    The Coventry and Warwickshire organises events, activities and meetings to support the 770 ICE members who live and work in this part of the region.

    Name Position
    Soroush Abolfathi Chair
    Keith Woodcock Treasurer
    Alice Franks Joint Secretary
    Alastair Brown Joint Secretary

    Coventry branch held a 'Re-engineering our cities' conference at Coventry University on 14 September 2016. Download the presentations from all 12 speakers at the conference.

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  • Hereford and Worcester branch

    Malcolm Corlett, Chair

    The Hereford and Worcester branch represents 490 ICE members. It organises a range of events to support members and provide opportunities to increase their knowledge and develop their careers.

    Name Position Employer
    Malcolm Corlett Chair Bam Nuttall
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  • Shropshire branch

    Yvonne Aust, Chair

    The Shropshire branch supports the 450 members who live and work in this part of the region. It provides opportunities for members to share knowledge and also works to raise the profile of the profession.

    Name Position Employer LinkedIn
    Yvonne Aust Chair Couch Consulting  
    Paul Ross Secretary Ross Planning LinkedIn profile
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  • Staffordshire branch

    Javid Iqbal, Chair

    The Staffordshire branch represents 550 ICE members. It organises a range of events and activities to support members and provide opportunities to increase their knowledge and develop their careers.

    Name Position Employer
    Javid Iqbal Chair Sky Blue Structures
    David Wood Vice Chair Stoke City Council
    Faye Gennard Secretary Mott MacDonald
    Ian Jenkinson Treasurer  
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  • Graduate and Students

    Tom Sherratt, Chair

    The committee is run by volunteers who organise social and continuing professional development events throughout the year. This provides graduate and student members with the opportunity to share best practice, find out about the latest research and industry developments, and network with other civil engineers.

    The committee helps graduate and student members in the West Midlands become better civil engineers and professionals. Its volunteer members organise talks, seminars, competitions, site visits and social activities. Most take place in Birmingham and are open to everyone.

    Although some members hold elected roles, the committee is very open. It welcomes any ICE graduate or student member who wants to participate, whether you're looking to attend one meeting a year or come along every month. You don't need to have an formal role - every member of the committee can contribute to the work it does.

    Name Position Employer
    Tom Sherratt Chair Arcadis
    Petros Kkolas Senior Vice Chair Waterman Aspen
    Conchita Munar Junior Vice Chair Arcadis
    Becky Drew Secretary Curtins
    Emmanuel Quarshie GSNet Representative Mott MacDonald
    Donna Gibbons Written Exercise Group Officer Atkins
    Robert Masson Social Media Officer Patrick Parsons
    Lewis Kenworthy Treasurer Aecom
    Phil Brunson Networking Officer Arup
    Bruno Ituze Nzeyimana University of Birmingham Student University Liaison Officer Student at UoB
    Abdul Habib Niazi Coventry University Student University Liaison Officer Student at Coventry Uni
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Special interest groups

The West Midlands 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.

Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW)

The Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) aims to promote an understanding of our rich civil engineering heritage among civil engineers and the broader public.

The West Midlands PHEW group organises events about the lives of historical civil engineers, the history of civil engineering and civil engineering projects.

Name Position Employer
David Brown Chair Canal and River Trust

ICE West Midlands Seniors

When you retire, why loose contact with ex-colleagues from the industry?

The West Midlands Seniors Group enables retired members to meet past colleagues and others in a pleasant social atmosphere over lunch four times a year. Meetings are held at the Edgbaston Golf Club, at the top of Priory Road in Birmingham commencing at 12.30 hrs.

Contact the secretary Trevor Still to find out about upcoming events. You'll be made very welcome.

Name Position
Trevor Still Secretary

Upcoming meeting dates:

1 March 2018 - John Roberts talk on the "Brighton i360 tower".

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