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Committees

ICE West Midlands is governed by its main committee, which carries out ICE's business plan and sets the direction for the region.

Regional committees and branches

ICE's work in the West Midlands is carried out by the regional committee. It's made up of representatives throughout the region, Branch Club members and Graduates and Students committee members, and is supported by the Regional Support Team.

Committee members are volunteers and come from a range of backgrounds within the civil engineering profession.

Find out more about the committees and groups, including who's involved and how you can get in touch.

The regional 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.

If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact the chair: Hudson Taivo

Name Position
Hudson Taivo Regional Chair
Vicky Bache Past Chair
Giles Atkinson Hereford and Worcester Branch Chair
Omua Edeki Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country Chair
Ian Jenkinson CEng FICE Honorary Treasurer
James Whitehouse Honorary Secretary
Yvonne Aust Council Member and Shropshire Branch Chair
Damian McGettrick Municipals Chair
Soroush Abolfathi Coventry and Warwickshire Branch Chair
Peter Richardson Early Careers Network Chair
Sonali Patel Early Careers Network Chair
David Brown PHEW Chair
Mark Alton Public Voice and Informing Opinion Committee Chair
Conchita Munar Education and Inspiration Committee Chair
Tom Sherratt Member
Trevor Still Seniors Branch Secretary
Rhiannon Evans Technician Member
Mahesh Mohankumar Member
Jo Barnett Regional Director
TBC Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Representative
Ryan Morgan Member
August Akpodiete Member

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.

If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact the chair: Omua Edeki

Name Position
Omua Edeki Chair
Jorge Frances Linares Vice Chair
Josh Ho Treasurer

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

If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact the chair: Soroush Abolfathi

Name Position
Soroush Abolfathi 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.

If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact the chair: Giles Atkinson

Name Position
Giles Atkinson Branch Chair and Honorary Treasurer

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.

If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact the chair: Yvonne Aust

Name Position
Yvonne Aust Chair
Jamie Bradshaw

The Early Careers Network organises meetings, lectures, site visits and social events for graduates and students. It works with the region’s universities to raise the profile of the profession and to encourage and support members in getting professional qualifications.

If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact the chair: Sonali Patel

Name Position
Sonali Patel Chair
Will Jones Vice Chair
Ben Latcham Junior Vice Chair
Peter Richardson Past Chair
Tom Ridgeway Committee Secretary
Ellie Harris Social Media Secretary
Cameron McCairn Treasurer
Ellie Watson Communication Task Officer
John Mosuela Networking Officer
Josh Parry University Student Liaisons
Erica Vaz University Student Liaisons
Sylvester Adesona University Student Liaisons

The Education and Inspiration Committee helps promote civil engineering as a profession of choice to young people across the region by visiting schools, attending careers fairs and organising other key events.

If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact us: ICE West Midlands

Name Position
Conchita Munar Chair

The Public Voice and Informing Opinion Committee respond to national and regional consultations about infrastructure, raises the profile of ICE, infrastructure and civil engineering with key stakeholders across the region and helps identify specific infrastructure challenges in the region.

If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact us: ICE West Midlands

Name Position
Mark Alton Chair

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.

If you would like to get involved in one of these groups, then please contact the relevant chairperson.

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.

If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact us: ICE West Midlands

Find out more

Name Position
David Brown Chair

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.

If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact us: ICE West Midlands

Name Position
Trevor Still Secretary