ICE Trustee Board – nominations now open for President

Nominations are now open for members to stand as President of ICE. Find out the details on how to nominate here.

Incoming ICE President 2021/22, Ed McCann
Incoming ICE President 2021/22, Ed McCann
The ICE Nomination Committee (NOMCO) will meet in January 2022 to select an individual to serve as Vice President to start in November 2022 and to become President in November 2025.

NOMCO’s recommendation will be put to the Trustee Board and then to Council for approval in April 2022.

If you would like to be considered for the role of Vice President, or you wish to nominate someone you believe would make a good candidate, please complete the nomination form.

The role of the ICE President is to represent the profession and the Institution at the highest levels of government, business and society.  

The President is an authoritative voice of the profession.  Our membership, the public, and key decision makers (political, economic and commercial) expect the president to have an in-depth understanding of civil engineering issues and how they affect society.  The President has an important and influential voice across the engineering profession both inside and outside the UK. 

There has been much debate about the time the President needs to commit to the ICE.  

In the early years, as President (elect), the commitment is the same as any trustee and is around 20 days per year.  

This rises slightly as Senior Vice President.  But as President, the commitment rises sharply and, realistically, is probably at least two days per week.  

The trustees have held an extensive consultation with the membership over the last six months. Candidates do not have to be or have been members of the Trustee Board or Council but the Trustees have set out that the President:  
  • must be a chartered civil engineer;  
  • must be a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers; 
  • must have made a prolonged contribution to the Institution. Trustees recognise that there are many ways by which individuals can contribute to the Institution; 
  • must have a credible record of professional success in civil engineering. This could be in the public or private sector, managing projects, overseeing technical solutions, or in academia; 
  • must be able to demonstrate successful leadership of a body comparable to the Institution.  Trustees recognise that there are many such bodies.  But they are very clear, having consulted with the membership, that the President has to lead a complex, international organisation with multiple stakeholders, and that proven leadership competence is a pre-requisite for success. 

When completing the nomination form you will be expected to set out, explicitly, how you/the candidate meets the criteria set out above and in the Trustee Role Description. If nominating someone else, you must ensure that the candidate is content to be nominated.

Appointing high-calibre people from diverse backgrounds with relevant skills, knowledge and experience to the boards of ICE will help us to ensure that our work is more effective, resilient and accountable. For that reason, we positively welcome applicants from all backgrounds. 

Appointing high-calibre people from diverse backgrounds with relevant skills, knowledge and experience to the boards of ICE will help us to ensure that our work is more effective, resilient and accountable. For that reason, we positively welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Alongside the completed nomination forms, please also attach a CV (two pages max) and send both, in confidence, to [email protected].

All nominations should arrive no later than 12:00hrs GMT on Friday 26 November 2021. 
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