Our Royal Charter and by-laws provide a governance structure which ensures that members are involved in the running of the Institution through the ICE Council.
What is the Council?
The ICE Council is the Institution's governing body and is made up of 43 members comprising:
What does Council do?
Council currently meets four times a year to discuss the strategic direction and set the policy of the Institution. These discussions cover education, training, qualification and issues concerning ICE's role as a 'reservoir' of knowledge in the field of civil engineering.
Council delegates detailed business to the Executive Board, which is chaired by the Senior Vice President. The Executive Board consists of the President, Vice Presidents and five elected members of Council.
Although the Council and Executive Board are ultimately responsible for governing and managing the Institution on behalf of its members, the day-to-day operation is the responsibility of the Director General.
Find out more about the Director General and his senior management team.
Review of ICE governance
A Review of ICE Governance was carried out in 2011 by a working group under the chairmanship of Vice President Bill Hewlett. Download the full report on the review.
Can members attend Council meetings?
ICE members are welcome to attend Council meetings, but this must be arranged beforehand with the Council Office (please email email@example.com). Members can also view Council meeting minutes on the members' area of the website.
To find out the dates of Council meetings and other major events, please see the ICE calendar.
When is the Council election?
An election is held every year to replace Council members due to retire at the end of their term. Council members are elected by ICE members worldwide and normally serve for three years (starting on the first Tuesday in the November following their election).
Find out how to become a Council member and be elected through the Council's ballot process.
What about Student and Graduate members?
Council includes two Graduate members elected by the Graduate membership worldwide and the GSNet Chairman attends ICE Council meetings. Graduate and Student members can also raise any specific issues with the Graduate and Students Network (GSNet).
How can members get involved with ICE?
If you're interested in becoming more closely involved with ICE's work in general, then you can register your interest by completing the Get Involved form.