ICE Council

The Trustees are supported by a Council, which approves the Trustee Board members and are themselves directly elected by the members.

How does our Council work?

The Council has an essential role in representing the views of the membership to the Trustee Board. It also debates issues of relevance to civil engineering, the Institution and society, to understand and recognise the implications of the changing nature of civil engineering and to support the Trustees in ensuring ICE is considered a global centre of excellence championing the role civil engineering plays at the heart of society.

The updated governance structure introduced in November 2018 came after the Engineering Council strongly advised that the Institution should streamline its By-laws. As such, the duties, responsibilities and composition of the Council is no longer prescribed in the By-laws but are now found in the Constitution and Terms of Reference of Council.

Council meetings

The Agenda for future meetings and the minutes for past meetings can be accessed here.

View council documents

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Meet our Council

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:

  • Chairman, Graduates and Students Network (GSNet);
  • Chairman, Thomas Telford Ltd;
  • Any ICE member, under prior arrangement with the Governance Office and subject to available space.

ICE Council 2020.
ICE Council 2020.

ICE President

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.

  • Paul Sheffield

    Paul Sheffield CBE BSc CEng FICE

    President 2019 - 20

    Paul studied civil engineering at the University of Surrey graduating in 1983, becoming Chartered in 1987.

    Following graduation, he spent 31 years with the Kier Group, initially working on a wide range of civil engineering and construction projects in various parts of the world including a gold mine in Papua New Guinea, a commercial development in London, a concrete gravity dam in Snowdonia where he was the Chief Engineer and latterly as Project Director on a power station in Hertfordshire, a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia and underground railways in Hong Kong.

    Between 2005 and 2010 he was on the Board of Kier with responsibility for their global civil engineering and construction activities and from 2010 to 2014 he was CEO of the Group with overall revenues of £3bn and activities spanning construction, support services, property development and high rise residential.

    In 2014 he joined Laing O’Rourke to head their UK and Middle East construction business with close involvement in major infrastructure and construction projects such as Thames Tideway Tunnels and Hinkley Point C nuclear power station and various hospitals, schools, retail and residential projects.

    Paul is currently a non-executive Director of Southern Water Services and is on the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Construction Group BAM. He is also an Industrial Advisor to the Board of Manchester Airport Group working on their capital expansion work at both Manchester and Stansted airports. He is a chartered engineer, an ICE Fellow and President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). He was awarded a CBE in 2014 for services to construction and charitable fundraising.

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    Paul Sheffield

Council members

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.

Rachel Skinner

Rachel Skinner BSc (Hons) MSc (Eng) CEng FICE MCIHT TPP

Rachel Skinner

Senior Vice President 2019–20

Member of Council and the Trustee Board

Andrew Wyllie

Andrew Wyllie CBE FREng MBA BSc CEng FICE CCMI

Andrew Wyllie

Immediate Past President 2018–19

Member of Council

Andy Alder

Andy Alder Meng MSc CEng FICE

Andy Alder

General Member of Council (2022)

Jeffrey Ashurst

Jeffrey Ashurst CEng FICE MCIWEM CWEM MAPM

Jeffrey Ashurst

Regional Member of Council representing ICE North West (2021)

Yvonne Aust

Yvonne Aust CEng MICE

Yvonne Aust

Regional Member of Council representing ICE West Midlands (2021)

Richard Bayfield

Richard Bayfield BSc (Hons) MSc CEnv CEng FICE FCIArb

Richard Bayfield

General Member of Council (2022)

John Robert Beck

John Robert Beck MBA CEng FICE FRICS MCIArb DipLaw

John Robert Beck

General Member of Council (2021)

Edward Philip Bingham

Edward Philip Bingham CEng FICE

Edward Philip Bingham

Regional Member of Council representing ICE East Midlands (2021)

Julie Luzia Bregulla

Julie Luzia Bregulla Dipl. Ing PhD CEng FICE

Julie Luzia Bregulla

General Member of Council (2022)

Norman Frederick Brent

Norman Frederick BRENT BSc Eng (Hons) FICE

Norman Frederick Brent

Regional Member of Council representing ICE South East England (2022)

Karen Ann Britton

Karen Ann Britton MEng (Hons) CEng MICE

Karen Ann Britton

General Member of Council and the Trustee Board (2020)

Gillian H Castka

Gillian H Castka Beng MSc Ceng MICE MKHIE

Gillian H Castka

General Member of Council (2022)

Kate Cairns

Kate Cairns BEng (Hons) DIC MSc CEng FICE

Kate Cairns

General Member of Council (2022)

Norman Chan

Norman Chan BA (Hons) MA Fdsc Civil Engineering EngTech MICE

Norman Chan

General Member of Council (2022)

Patrick Chan

Patrick Chan BSc (Eng) MBA PhD CEng FICE MIStuctE FHKIE

Patrick Chan

International Member of Council representing ICE Hong Kong (2020)

Matthew James Colton

Matthew James Colton BEng (Hons) CEng FICE CPPM MAIPM MAICD

Matthew James Colton

International Member of Council representing Asia Pacific - non Hong Kong (2020)

Martin Crapper

Martin Crapper BSc MSc PhD CEng FICE CWEM MPWI MCIWEM FHEA

Martin Crapper

General Member of Council (2021)

Gary Brian Cutts

Gary Brian Cutts BEng (Hons) CEng MICE

Gary Brian Cutts

Regional Member of Council representing ICE South West (2021)

Blessing Danha

Blessing Danha MEng (Hons) CEng MICE

Blessing Danha

General Member of Council (2021)

Stephen James Dellow

Stephen James Dellow BEng CEng CWEM FICE FCIWEM FCIHT MTPS

Stephen James Dellow

General Member of Council (2020)

Richard John Giffen

Richard John Giffen BEng (Hons) PE FASCE CEng FICE

Richard John Giffen

International Member of Council representing Americas (2020)

Zoë Henderson

Zoë Henderson MEng GMICE

Zoë Henderson

Graduate Member of Council (2020)

David Michael Hirst

Eur Ing David Michael Hirst BEng (Hons) MBA CEng FICE FEI

David Michael Hirst

Regional Member of Council representing ICE Yorkshire and Humber (2022)

Mark Esdaile Jamieson

Mark Esdaile Jamieson BEng (Hons) CEng FICE

Mark Esdaile Jamieson

International Member of Council representing Middle East and Africa (2020)

Giedre Jurkonyte

Giedre Jurkonyte MEng (Hons) GMICE

Giedre Jurkonyte

Graduate Member of Council (2021)

Emma Julia Kent

Emma Julia Kent MEng (Hons) CEng FICE MIStructE

Emma Julia Kent

General Member of Council (2020)

Stephen Lonsdale Larkin

Stephen Lonsdale Larkin BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE

Stephen Lonsdale Larkin

Regional Member of Council representing ICE North East (2020)

Jose M. Lores

Jose M. Lores Beng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE

Jose M. Lores

Regional Member of Council representing ICE Europe and Central Asia (2022)

Paul Mitchelmore

Paul Mitchelmore BSc Ceng MICE

Paul Mitchelmore

Regional Member of Council representing ICE East of England (2022)

Geoffrey Stephen Ogden

Geoffrey Stephen Ogden BEng (Hons) CEng FICE

Geoffrey Stephen Ogden

Regional Member of Council representing ICE Wales (2020)

Brenda Marie O’Loan

Brenda Marie O’Loan BEng (Hons) CEng MICE MAPM MIEI

Brenda Marie O’Loan

Regional Member of Council representing ICE Northern Ireland (2021)

Lucy Rew

Lucy Rew MEng (Hons) CEng FICE

Lucy Rew

General Member of Council (2021)

Steven Graeme Robertson

Steven Graeme Robertson BSc (Hons) CEng MICE

Steven Graeme Robertson

Regional Member of Council representing ICE Scotland (2022)

Neil Sandberg

Neil Sandberg BSc (Hons) MBA CEng FICE

Neil Sandberg

General Member of Council (2021)

Gareth John Walker

Gareth John Walker BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE

Gareth John Walker

General Member of Council (2020)

Ben Weller

Ben Weller BEng MSc DIC GMICE

Ben Weller

Graduate Member of Council (2022)

Yan Zhou

Yan ZHOU CEng FICE

Yan Zhou

Regional Member of Council representing ICE London (2022)

ICE Council Elections 2020

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 closing date for nominations for the 2020 Council Elections has now passed. The names of the candidates standing for election will be listed once they have been formally approved by Council at their meeting on 21 April. Full details of each of the candidates will then be available when the ballot opens on 3 June.

Election Timetable

The election will run from 1 June to 14 July 2020. The result will be announced on Tuesday 21 July 2020 at the Institution’s Annual General Meeting, with elected candidates taking office from 3 November 2020. The vacancies for the 2020 election are as follows:

Voting method

ICE uses the Electoral Reform Services (ERS) to manage our ballot process so the votes are secure.

The ballot is run online for most members. The ERS only sends out a paper ballot when:

  • A member has 'opted in' to receive a postal ballot
  • A member has not provided ICE with an email address

Opting out of online voting

To opt out of online voting:

  • Go to your MyICE profile
  • Click on the + sign next to 'Ballot & Voting Options' and tick the box to request the postal vote

Further information

If you would like to find out more about Council nominations elections, please contact the Council Office on +44 (0)20 7665 2002/2077 or at [email protected].

Governance handbook

At the beginning of their term, new Council members are provided with the Governance Handbook. The handbook is provided to help Council members discharge their duties and serves as a simple guide to ICE governance.

The handbook is updated each year to reflect emerging best practice. The 2019-2020 edition of the Governance Handbook is available to access online.

 
Council summaries

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.

Got a question?

If you want to get in touch with your Council, contact us at:

E: [email protected]

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