Yorkshire & Humber - committees

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ICE Yorkshire and Humber's committees and groups 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 Yorkshire and Humber, including what they do, who are members and how you can get involved.

  • Graduate and Students Committee

    Tom Harkins, Chair

    The Yorkshire and Humber Graduates and Student Committee (G&S) represents young engineers and those working towards professional qualification. It arranges events and training opportunities geared towards professional qualifications, organises social opportunities and helps young members have a say in how ICE is run.

    To contact a member of the Graduate & Student Committee please email: icegsyh@gmail.com

    To find out more about the types of activities run by G&S, download a copy of the latest summary document.

    Name Position
    Tom Harkins Chair
    Ahmed Al-Suleihi Vice chair
    Morwenna Parkin Vice chair
    Jian Chan Treasurer
    Mazin Dafalla Secretary
    Clarie Astwood University Liaison Officer (North)
    Ricky Hancock University Liaison Officer (South)
    Josh Ellis Communications Secretary
    Mitch Naylor GS Net Representative
    Nikolaos Vardakastanis RET Liaison Officer 1
    Jordan McMullan RET Liaison Officer 2
    Jimmy Quinney RET Liaison Officer 3
    Chris Dixon Fairness Inclusion and Respect Officer
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Special interest groups

ICE Yorkshire and Humber has a number of special interest groups. The groups have a variety of responsibilities and meet several times a year. All group members are volunteers and come from a range of backgrounds within the civil engineering profession. If you would like to volunteer on a group please contact the relevant chairperson.

Regional Advisory Board

The Regional Advisory Board gives expert advice on a range of industry sectors.

The board provides informed debate, and promotes a coherent strategy for infrastructure development in the region. It also contributes to ICE's State of the Nation reports, both nationally, and from a regional perspective.

Name Sector Employer LinkedIn
David Hirst CEng FICE (RAB Chair) Energy Ainsty Risk Consulting Ltd. LinkedIn profile
David Wilkes CEng MICE Flooding and Environment Arup LinkedIn profile
Bill Schlegel CEng FICE General Civils Self employed LinkedIn profile
Damian Kilburn CEng FICE Transport (Highways) Pell Frischmann LinkedIn profile
Colin Elliff CEng MICE Transport (Rail)   LinkedIn profile
Nick Chamberlain CEng MICE Civil Engineer Atkins  
Penny Marshall CEng MICE Regional Support Team - Regional Director ICE LinkedIn profile
Stephanie Thomas Regional Support Team - Marketing Communications Executive/RAB Administrator ICE  

Retired Members' Group (RICE)

The retired members' group (RICE) is a group of ICE members in the Yorkshire and Humber region who have retired, or are close to retirement. The group arranges a programme of daytime social events, site visits, and activities to increase the knowledge of members. Formed in 2002, the group currently has around 120 members.

Meetings usually comprise coffee followed by a talk by an invited speaker, and conclude with an optional buffet lunch. Other meetings include visits to construction sites and other facilities of interest, and joint meetings are also held with colleagues from IMechE/IET. There are also three main social events on the group's calendar – an annual golf competition, summer social outing, and the Christmas lunch.

Any ICE member may attend a meeting, but group members receive detailed meeting notices directly from the Honorary Secretary. The group has a formal constitution, which provides for the usual committee appointees.

If you would like to meet with former colleagues and fellow engineers in a friendly and social environment, you would be very welcome to join the retired members' group. To join or for further information, please contact Honorary Secretary Hugh Allan mail@hughallan.net. There is currently no joining fee or annual subscription to the group.

Note - when retired, membership of the ICE can be retained for a reduced subscription. Please see the membership fees and subscriptions page for details.

Name Position
Frank O'Dwyer IEng MICE Chair
Stuart Brock CEng MICE Vice Chair
Helen Franklin CEng MICE Immediate Past Chair
Hugh Allan CEng FICE Honorary Secretary
John Spain CEng MICE Assistant Secretary (Finance)
Terry Brown CEng MICE Member
David Newby CEng MICE Member
Chris Platts CEng MICE Member
David Tattersall CEng MICE Member

Interested in finding out more?

Download a copy of the retired members' newsletter

Yorkshire Geotechnical Group

The group arranges meetings, debates, seminars and paper competitions for professionals and students working in geotechnics and geo-environmental engineering. These events are an opportunity to exchange ideas, information and experiences concerning the latest developments in geotechnics.

Name Position Employer LinkedIn
Alan Willoner CEng MICE Chair Mott MacDonald LinkedIn profile
Anthony Fisher CEng MICE Vice Chair Cementation Skanska LinkedIn profile
Faustas Buskevicius CEng MICE Meetings Secretary Mott MacDonald LinkedIn profile
Ewart Pritchard CEng MICE Publicity and Social Media Alan Auld LinkedIn profile
John Judge GMICE Presentation Competition Officer TSP Projects LinkedIn profile
Grainne Wood CEng MICE ICE Liaison Officer DAPS Ltd LinkedIn profile

Interested in finding out more?

You can download the presentations from some of our events at the links below.

Geotechnics in the Rail Industry, Conference (12 May 2015)

Resurrecting the lost British Standards for Geotechnical Design (29 September 2015)

Holme Tunnel: Repairing a railway tunnel through a large and active landslip in the Pennines (10 November 2015)

Geotechnical Group Presentation Competition Final (8 December 2015)

Green Port, Hull: Geotechnical Aspects (12 January 2016)

Railway Earthworks: Slips, Slides and Flows (14 September 2016)

Geotechnical Group Presentation Competition Final (6 December 2016)

Design of granular working platforms for construction plant (9 May 2017)

A160/A180 Port of Immingham Improvement: Geotechnical Aspects (7 February 2017)

Geotechnical Risk (11 April 2017)

Working Platforms (17 May 2017)

Geotechnical failures seminar presentations (21 June 2017)

The application of Artificial Ground Freezing and its future for civil engineering projects (14 March 2017)

Crag End landslip (12 September 2017)

A Smith consent

Brookfield Place

T Orr consent

Leeds Lecture 2018

J De Waele consent

ICE Links representatives

ICE Yorkshire and Humber has started an initiative called Links – office champions representing ICE in their workplace. Each ICE Link acts as an ambassador for the institution in their office location and as a point of contact for colleagues to share and promote activities and initiatives related to ICE.

For more information on the scheme or to become a representative for your office, please contact: ICE Links Coordinator Dan Sutcliffe.

Organisation Regional office Representative
48.3 Scaffold Design Ltd Leeds Imran Ghafoor GMICE
Aecom Leeds James Birchall CEng MICE
Arup Leeds & York Saskia Lear CEng MICE
Atkins York Tom Harkins GMICE
Canal & River Trust Leeds Samantha Colley GMICE
Coffey Geotechnics Ltd Harrogate Caroline Livesey CEng MICE
Dudleys Consulting Engineers Leeds Eleftheria Mazioti GMICE
Environment Agency York James Smith GMICE
Eurovia UK Limited Rotherham Madeleine Dolan GMICE
Highways England Leeds Simon Diggle CEng FICE
Jacobs UK Limited York Sarah Melville-Crowe CEng FICE
JN Bentley Leeds Nasar Adam GMICE
Mason Clark Associates Leeds & York Laura Barlow GMICE
Mott MacDonald Leeds James Nicholson GMICE
Mott MacDonald Sheffield Megan Jones EngTech MICE, Samantha Tobin GMICE
Mott MacDonald York Becky Munro EngTech MICE
MWH Wakefield Chris Dixon EngTech MICE
Network Rail York Jenny Cooke CEng MICE
North Yorkshire County Council Northallerton Emma Bonnard GMICE
Pell Frischmann Consultants Ltd Wakefield Andi Hasalliu GMICE
Story Contracting Normanton Matt Lee GMICE
SWECO Leeds Laith Al-Bodier GMICE
TSP Projects York Angelos Michail GMICE

Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW)

Ian Boocock represents the Yorkshire and Humber region on ICE's national Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW). To find out more about the panel, please visit the PHEW webpage.

For more information on ICE’s national Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW), visit the PHEW webpage

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