Two new Vice Presidents chosen for 2014/15


25 APRIL 2014

ICE is pleased to welcome two new Vice Presidents joining the Presidential Team for the 2014/15 presidential year from November

They are Professor Robert Mair CBE, Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cambridge University and Zara Lamont OBE, Performance Improvement Director at Carillion.

They join current Vice Presidents Sir John Armitt, Tim Broyd, Keith Clarke, Adrian Coy and Stephen Fox and will work with incoming President David Balmforth.

Alan Stilwell will stand down as Vice President in November at the end of his three year term.

Professor Robert Mair CBE

Professor Robert Mair CBE leads a major research group at Cambridge and is Principal Investigator for a recently awarded Innovation and Knowledge Centre on Smart Infrastructure and Construction.

During his career, he has been involved with the design and construction of several notable projects including the Jubilee Line Extension, the Channel Tunnel rail link and Crossrail. He gave evidence to the House of Lords select Committee on Crossrail and is a member of Crossrail's Engineering Expert Panel.

Council have confirmed the election of Professor Robert Mair as succeeding Vice President from November 2014, with a view to becoming President in November 2017, subject to interim annual election by Council.

Zara Lamont OBE

Zara Lamont OBE has spent her career working with contractors to improve the delivery of construction and engineering schemes. She was first appointed as Chief Executive of the Confederation of Construction Clients in 2001, where she developed policy and positioning for construction clients, giving them a prominent voice regionally and nationally, while establishing knowledge transfer routes.

She went on to be appointed as Framework Director of Carillion Health's 'Procure 21' business model, the success of which led to her appointment as Performance Improvement Director at Carillion Building.

Presidential Succession 2015

Council have also confirmed the election of Sir John Armitt CBE, as succeeding Vice President, and that based on seniority, he should be considered as a candidate for the Presidency in November 2015, subject to formal election by Council in December 2014.

For more information about the election process and the offices of President and Vice President, see the ICE Council webpages