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Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee is responsible for drafting and overseeing ethical policy for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

The Ethics Committee is responsible for drafting and overseeing ethical policy for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). 

The Ethics Committee mission is:

  • To identify and promote an awareness of ethical issues and reflect the evolution of ethical thought in wider society;
  • To promote the profession of civil engineering and ethical conduct;
  • To promote ethics in education – particularly in higher and further education institutions with the aim of raising awareness of ethics amongst new or potential members;
  • To align with, and support, other working groups and committees within the ICE, providing expert advice and guidance, and;
  • To promote the sharing of best practice.

What we are doing?

The Committee have proposed five ethical challenges for civil and infrastructure engineers:

  • Climate Change
  • Corruption
  • Fairness, Inclusivity and Respect
  • Project governance and risk
  • ICE Code of Ethics

Richard Bayfield BSC (Hons) MSc CEng CEnv FICE FCIARB

Chair

Richard began his Civil Engineering career in 1975, as a sandwich student at Surrey University, working for Costain on major projects, including the Thames Barrier.

Richard gained a master’s degree in construction law from Kings College, London in 1990. He has subsequently had senior roles as a Contractor, Consultant and Client. He was Chair of the Society of Construction Law in 2003/4. He is one of the 4 Civil Engineers who are Honorary Members of the Society of Construction Law. In 2006 he was appointed to the Construction Minister’s sounding board of 6, chaired by the late Sir Michael Latham, which advised on proposed changes to construction legislation.

The latter part of his career has involved working with large Client organisations including Honda, UCL, New College Oxford, and the Church Commissioners. These successful Client leadership roles have majored on both establishing clear project governance structures and establishing pro-active risk management processes including strategies for dispute avoidance.

Richard has three times been part of a British Construction Industry Award (BCIA) winning project. These were at UCL, Cuddesdon College Oxford and Honda, Swindon.

Richard is an Adjudicator on the ICE, CIC and CIOB panels. Richard was previously appointed to dispute panels for Terminal 5 and the London 2012 Olympics. Richard is also a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv). He occasionally lectures and writes about Client leadership, collaborative working, and project delivery.

Richard is part of the Chaplaincy support team at Bullingdon Prison, a shift leader at the Oxford Winter Night Shelter and is Chair of the charity lovesierraleone.org.

Richard Bayfield

John Beck MBA CEng FICE FRICS MCIArb DipLaw

Vice Chair

Career history includes as an engineering project manager, a public sector technical director and in specialist consultancy, progressing to lead multi-disciplinary organisations in the commercial and charitable sectors

ICE Council member 2012 - 2015; 2016 - 2021, Trustee Board 2019- 2021

Served on numerous committees and panels - currently member of Policy & External Affairs Committee, Standards Panel, Ethics Committee

Appointments include:

  • Chief executive and secretary of the Church of England Diocese of Manchester, serving a multicultural population of around 2 million in Greater Manchester and the North West.
  • Director general of the International Cotton Association, the regulatory and arbitral authority governing the US$60 billion annual value global trade in raw cotton that employs some 5% of the world’s working population.
  • Specialist consultancy in contract recovery, dispute management and corporate insolvency.
  • ICE international director, developing and supporting the ICE’s interests across many countries.
  • Director of environmental services in local government in south-west England, 1992-1999.
  • National chair of a public sector European Affairs Committee 1995 – 2002.
  • Past-president and honorary secretary of ingénieurs et scientifiques de France (UK section).
John Beck

Claire Rose MEng CEng MICE ChPP MAPM

Claire is Bechtel Infrastructure’s heavy civil and water sector lead, bringing more than 10 years of delivery experience gained at Bechtel, HS2 and EDF, where she served in several leadership roles in client organisations.

An experienced practitioner in helping organisations deliver major complex programmes, Claire's experiences lies across a wide range of heavy civil industries including highways, nuclear, rail, oil and gas.

In her role, she is responsible for developing and driving the global strategy for heavy civils and water infrastructure planning, design, construction, and project management.

Prior to this, Claire was deputy programme director for the £6bn civils programme on Hinkley Point in Somerset.

Claire is a chartered civil engineer and member of the ICE, Chartered Project Professional and member of the Association for Project Managers.

Most recently, Claire was a finalist in the 2019 Everywoman Transport and Logistics Awards for the Infrastructure Leader Category, which recognises a female leader who is innovating or excelling in their role within transportation and infrastructure and shortlisted as a 2020 UK Construction Week Role Model.

Claire serves on the ICE London executive board as vice chair for informing opinion and the ICE Ethics Committee.

Claire Rose

Jack Rose

Jack is a management consultant and chartered civil engineer (Member since 2015) with experience in engineering and strategic management consultancy.

His portfolio of projects includes Manchester Metrolink, Queensferry Crossing, Thames Tideway, Riyadh Metro and Hogarth Flyover.

Jack also has experience in the offshore engineering sector, working on various projects in Europe and Asia.

Since completing his MBA at Trinity College Dublin, Jack has been involved in advisory and consultancy projects primarily in Saudi Arabia, focusing on strategic planning in cities and the Commons.

More recently, Jack has been engaged in hospitality and real estate developments in Saudi Arabia.

Current areas of interest for Jack include strategic planning-led developments and blockchain disruption technologies, particularly when applied to the construction industry’s supply chain.

Jack is also interested in the broader power of infrastructure-led development with an embedded sustainability agenda.

Jack was previously a member of the ICE diversity task force for the London region. Jack is member of the ICE Ethics Committee.

His aspirations for his tenure on the committee will be to enhance guidance and support provided to members in the global community of engineering.

In addition, Jack intends to be an advocate for ethical frameworks, particularly at the higher education level with philosophical instruction.

Jack Rose

Ioli Kynigou MEng MBA CEng MICE

Ioli became a chartered member of the ICE in Autumn 2018 and was one of the three globally to have been nominated for the Renee Redfurn Hunt Memorial Award.

She became a member of the ICE Ethics Committee in March 2021 following her commitment for continuing education in this remit.

Throughout her career she worked for engineering and contracting firms on high-profile projects in the UK, Saudi Arabia and Cyprus with access to capabilities and resources from various parts of the world; India, France, Dubai and others.

Her experience varies from bridge engineering to sewerage, drainage and water supply schemes, buildings and other civil engineering provisions.

Her most recent experience is on the enabling works contract and main works design contract for HS2.

Ioli Kynigou

Lauren Luck CEng MICE

Lauren is a Chartered Engineer with 10+years’ experience in the construction industry.

Lauren has multi discipline design and construction experience having worked on highways, light and heavy rail, infrastructure and nuclear projects across the UK.

She has developed successful working relationships with a range of clients including National Highways, Network Rail, local authorities and private sector clients.

Lauren achieved professional chartered status with the ICE in 2020 and is a past chair of ICE Manchester Branch.

She has a keen interest in the promotion of civil engineering with a specific interest in increasing accessibility and visibility to young women.

This is supported by her commitment as a STEM Ambassador and her representation on the WISE Young Professional Board between 2017-2020.

Lauren Luck

Francis Kwateng

Francis Kwateng is a member of the ICE and has over 20 years’ UK construction industry experience, mainly in temporary works.

He has worked as part of several engineering teams for leading building and civil engineering contractors, including Costain, Morgan Sindall and Barhale Plc.

His CV includes major tunnelling projects such as Tideway Tunnel, Optimise JV partnership, AX4 and AMP water schemes.

He has significant experience in building and civils structures in both the public and private sectors.

Francis is currently the head of temporary works for EQUANS UK and also a designated individual and is responsible for the technical delivery and management of temporary works across the business.

Francis is also a former chair of the Cheshire branch of the ICE and works with the North West region in supporting and promoting engineering.

He also chairs the Independent Advisory Group for Cheshire Constabulary and is chair of governors of a local primary school.

He is a member of the Temporary Works Forum and contributes to the work of various sub- committees.

As a STEM and construction ambassador, he is keen to promote the development and support of young people in the field of STEM and wants to work with others in the industry to drive towards a much more sustainable industry and one that truly values its talent.

He is keen to ensure that the principles of ethics are observed across the world of engineering.

Francis Kwateng

Robert Evans MA(Cantab) LLB CEng FICE FCIArb MHKIE Barrister

Robert Evans began his career as a civil engineer, working for international consultants and contractors in the UK and in Hong Kong.

He was called to the Bar in 1989 and became a member of Keating Chambers in 1990. Robert utilises his strong civil engineering background and is often instructed in disputes with highly technical issues as a result.

Robert predominately acts as arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator in international and domestic disputes.

He is a CEDR accredited mediator, and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers’ panels of arbitrators and adjudicators. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a member and past chairman of the ICE Dispute Resolution Panel.

As counsel, Robert specialised in construction, engineering and energy disputes and professional negligence work in the UK and abroad.

Robert Evans

Alex Garman

Alex is a chartered civil engineer with over ten years’ experience in the technical design and delivery of infrastructure and building projects in the UK and abroad.

Alex has worked on a wide range and scale of projects in the rail, masterplanning, nuclear and aviation industries, including a role as construction manager for HS2 and time spent working overseas in India. More recently, he has been involved in the design of complex flood defence schemes in Lewes, utilities masterplanning for Engie and strategic site feasibility studies for Berkeley Homes.

Alex’s breadth and depth of experience have also enabled him to advise on construction innovation consultancy projects. For example, Alex helped to lead the i3p Earthworks Tiger Team research project, which looked at opportunities to improve productivity and sustainability when undertaking major earthworks projects.

Alex feels passionately about actively contributing to the civil engineering industry. He is a chartership reviewer for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and is a member of the New Civil Engineer Advisory Board. Alex also sits on the editorial panel for the Smart Infrastructure and Construction Journal, and mentors students through schemes run by the University of Bristol and the ICE to help inspire the next generation of engineers.

Alex Garmin

Jane Bullivant

Jane has been a chartered member of ICE for over 25years.

She became a member of the ICE Ethics Committee in 2023 following her commitment for competence and professional development within the construction industry.

Throughout her career she worked for clients, engineering and contracting firms on major infrastructure projects in rail, defence, power generation and building structures. She also has a number of board level non-executive roles in the education and engineering sectors.

Her experience varies from bridge engineering to rail infrastructure, buildings and other civil engineering provisions. Latterly Jane has worked as a membership development officer with ICE working with employers, universities, colleges in supporting and mentoring students and graduates in their own professional development. She is also a professionally qualified life coach, supporting individuals to achieve their own life and career aspirations.

Jane Bullivant

Join the Ethics Committee

Candidates must have a passion for ensuring that ICE continues to highlight and promote the highest ethical standards and must have a keen interest in identifying the potential ethical challenges posed by new and innovative areas and modes of working.

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