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The Trustees are supported by a Council, who are directly elected by ICE members. As the pinnacle of the Learning Society, Council drives the agenda by being the key decision-making body with respect to the ICE’s learned society activity.
The Council has an essential role in representing the views of the membership to the Trustee Board and supporting the Trustees to ensure ICE is considered a global centre of excellence championing the role civil engineering plays at the heart of society. The Council is the pinnacle of the Learning Society and meets regularly to debate issues of relevance to civil engineering, the Institution and society, to set the agenda for the Institution’s learned society activity.
More details on the duties, responsibilities and composition of Council can be found in the Council Terms of Reference.
The Agenda for future meetings and the minutes for past meetings can be accessed here.
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Council is made up of 38 members from different countries and grades of membership. Every year, certain positions on our Council become available, so members can stand for these positions. They receive votes from other ICE members.
Council members serve for three years and are directly elected by the membership.
The following may attend Council meetings as observers if they are not otherwise Council members:
Our president promotes the institution and the profession in the UK and around the world. ICE has a different president every year. The President’s calendar, including past and forthcoming events, can be accessed online by ICE members.
Further detail on the President’s responsibilities and duties are set out in the President’s terms of reference.
President, Institution of Civil Engineers
Executive Director, WSP
Patron, Women in Transport
Rachel Skinner is the 156th President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and is an Executive Director (Transport) at WSP. She is a Patron of Women in Transport (a not-for-profit) having been one of its founding board members since 2005.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a chartered engineer and a chartered transport planner. Rachel chairs the Carbon stream of the Infrastructure Client Group (ICG) and was recently invited to join the external expert panel established to support the UK Department for Transport’s Acceleration Unit that is focused on a faster, better and greener recovery beyond COVID-19. She served two years as an Infrastructure Commissioner for Scotland from late 2018.
In 2016, Rachel was listed as one of The Telegraph’s inaugural UK Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering; in 2017 she was named the Most Distinguished Winner and Best Woman Civil Engineer at the Women in Civil Engineering Awards, and in 2019 she was confirmed by the Financial Times as one of the UK’s Top 100 Women in Engineering.
Rachel has authored, scripted and hosted publications and films on topics including “Shaping Zero” about net zero carbon for infrastructure, “Making Better Places” on place-making and future mobility, and before that about digital technology and its potential for infrastructure, industry innovation and collaboration.
Rachel is regularly invited to give keynote conference presentations and to chair international and national industry events. Rachel is involved with strategic projects for clients across the public and private sectors, including leadership of a growing portfolio of future mobility projects in the UK and overseas.
There are 38 members on the ICE Council. The President chairs the Council and the following are Council members. Members serve until the November of the year shown.
(to be President 2020-21)
Member of Council
Graduate Member (2021)
Our members around the world elect ICE's Council members. We hold elections every year when about one third of Council member seats are available. These places are usually for a three-year term, to replace members whose term of service has finished.
The results for the 2021 Council Elections were announced at ICE’s Annual General Meeting on 20 July 2021. Twelve new Council Members were elected to take the Institution forward:
The newly elected Council will take office from 2 November 2021 and most will serve for three years.
2021 will be the first time that ICE voting Members will directly elect members to the Trustee Board. Further details can be found on the Trustee Board webpage.
If you would like to find out more about Council nominations elections, please contact the Governance Office on +44 (0)20 7665 2002/2077 or at [email protected].
Following each meeting of council, a brief note summarising what was discussed and any actions to be taken is produced and made available to members and the public.
20 July 2021
20 April 2021
20 December 2020
If you want to get in touch with your Council, contact us at:
E: [email protected]