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An evening with Nicole Paterson FICE, CEO of SEPA followed by the ICE Scotland AGM

Event organised by ICE

02 November 2023
17:45 - 20:30 GMT
The Merchants House
7 West George Street
Glasgow, G2 1BA
United Kingdom

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Following last year’s ICE Scotland AGM, where Michelle Quinn, Interim CEO of Transport Scotland set out Transport Scotland’s strategy, ICE Scotland are following this theme by welcoming another ICE Fellow and leader, with Nicole Paterson FICE, CEO of SEPA who will talk about SEPA’s role in resilient infrastructure.

Additionally, Eleanor Lawton, a graduate engineer at SSE Renewables and Graduate member of ICE, will present on the opportunities and projects currently underway and planned in the offshore wind sector and will set out the important link to infrastructure works onshore.

We will also feature the formal ICE Scotland AGM where members of the Committee will update members on the activities of ICE Scotland over the past year.

ICE Members, colleagues and stakeholders are invited to attend; to network over a hot buffet in this impressive historic venue ideally located opposite Glasgow Queen Street Railway Station.


17:45 - 18:30

Hot buffet and networking

18:30 - 18:35

Welcome and introductions

18:35 - 19:00

ICE Scotland AGM

19:00 - 19:30

Presentation from Nicole Paterson FICE, CEO, SEPA, followed by Q&A

19:30 - 20:00

Presentation from Eleanor Lawton, graduate engineer, SSE Renewables, followed by Q&A

20:00 - 20:30





Nicole Paterson FICE

Nicole Paterson FICE


chief executive officer

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Nicole Paterson FICE

Nicole is an award-winning local government Chief Officer, with nearly 3 decades of experience across five local authorities, consultancy and environmental non-executive roles.

With more than 25 years of experience in local government specifically, Nicole joined SEPA in October 2022 from North Lanarkshire Council, Scotland’s fourth largest local authority, where her role as Head of Environmental Assets saw her drive a strategic vision of community focused, inclusive growth and prosperity. Nicole led systemic change on climate change adaption, biodiversity, flood risk management, transport policy, planning and green spaces.

Nicole spent over a decade at Stirling Council leading strategic environmental and infrastructure programmes.

Eleanor Lawton

Eleanor Lawton

SSE Renewables


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Eleanor Lawton

Ellie, a member of the ICE Glasgow and West of Scotland ECNet group, is currently in the second year of the SSE Renewables Graduate Scheme. Having completed placements in offshore structural engineering and onshore wind development, she is currently based in the Hydropower team specifically focused on flood modelling. Ellie graduated from Newcastle University in 2022 with a first-class degree in civil engineering.

For more information please contact:

Lyndsey Pollock