Council has confirmed Professor Jim Hall as ICE Vice President from November 2021, with a view to becoming President of the Institution in November 2024, subject to interim annual election by Council.
Council have also approved two new members to the ICE Trustee Board for the 2021-22 presidential year from November 2021. They are Richard Bayfield and Julie Bregulla.
They join current Trustee Board members Andy Alder, Keith Howells, Dr Sabih Khisaf, Anusha Shah, Richard Threlfall and Liz Waugh and will work with incoming President Ed McCann.
Trustee Board Elections
This year, ICE’s voting members will directly elect the final two members to the Trustee Board for the 2021-22 session. Voting shall take place in the ICE Ballot, which opens in June 2021.
More information on the election can be found in the Trustee Board webpage.
Prof Jim Hall FREng FICE
Professor of Climate and Environment Risks, University of Oxford.
Professor Jim Hall is Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks in the University of Oxford. Before joining the University of Oxford in 2011 to become Director of the University’s Environmental Change Institute, Prof Hall held academic positions in civil engineering departments in Newcastle University and the University of Bristol.
Prof Hall is internationally recognised for his research on risk analysis for water resource systems, flooding and coastal engineering, infrastructure systems and adaptation to climate change. Professor Hall is a member of the Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology and is Expert Advisor to the National Infrastructure Commission. He was a member of the UK independent Committee on Climate Change Adaptation from 2009 to 2019. He led the development of the National Infrastructure Systems Model (NISMOD), which was used for the ICE’s influential National Needs Assessment and for the UK’s first National Infrastructure Assessment.
Prof Hall invented, and now chairs, the UK Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (DAFNI). Amongst various distinctions, Prof Hall was awarded the ICE’s George Stephenson Medal in 2001 and the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water in 2018. He was a Contributing Author to the Nobel Prize-winning Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Julie Bregulla FREng Dipl.-Ing., PhD, CEng, FICE, MEWI
Professor of Engineering and Director at TEDI-London
Following her studies in structural and fire engineering, Julie joined the Building Research Establishment in 2003. There she progressed to leading BRE Group’s standards and technical strategy, having run BRE’s fire and building technology testing, research and certification business. She joined the leadership at TEDI-London, a higher education provider jointly founded by University of Arizona, UNSW Sydney and King’s college London, in 2021.
She has worked in academia, consulting and construction, giving her a blended experience in the multi-faceted interactions of engineering practice. From applied research, testing and certification in support of the most innovative projects in the UK and abroad, to representing the UK national position at key industry code and regulatory committees, her work is wide-ranging in impact.
Julie has supported key ICE initiatives over many years (including ICE’s In plain sight) chairs the ICE Structures Expert Panel, is a member of SCOSS (Standing Committee on Structural Safety) and leads on strategic industry-wide initiatives. She holds the chair of TC250’s horizontal, pan-European Eurocode committee developing the provisions for robustness of structures (TC250/WG6).
Richard Bayfield, BSc (Hons), MSc, CEng, CEnv, FICE, FCIArb
Construction Consultant, Project Director and Adjudicator
Richard began his career working for Costain on major projects, including the Thames Barrier, in 1976. He has subsequently had senior roles as a Contractor, Consultant and Client. He was Chair of the Society of Construction Law in 2003/4. 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 in 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 roles have majored on pro-active risk management and dispute avoidance strategies, leading to improved project delivery.
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 panels for Terminal 5 and London 2012.
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 www.lovesierraleone.org.