East Midlands - committees

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ICE members from a range of backgrounds volunteer on committees, branches and special interest groups in the East Midlands region.

If you would like to get involved, please contact the chairperson of the committee that interests you.
  • Regional Committee

    Ben McGrath, Chair of the East Midlands Regional Committee

    The East Midlands Regional Committee is made up of volunteers from all of its branches, special interest groups and sections. It sets the direction for ICE in the East Midlands and carries out the ICE business plan.

    Name Position Employer
    Ben McGrath Chair Waterman Aspen
    James Kirkham Senior Vice Chair and Chair of the Regional Education & Inspiration Committee Mott MacDonald
    TBC Vice Chair
    Andy Warrington Past Chair Arcadis
    Gráinne Murray Honorary Secretary Turner & Townsend
    Alex Gibson Honorary Treasurer William Saunders
    Jo Barnett Regional Director ICE
    Luigi Sorrentino Branch Chair: Nottingham, Leicester and Derby Socotec
    Mike Barnett Branch Chair: North Notts and North Derbys Via East Midlands
    TBC Branch Chair: Northampton
    Adam Round Branch Chair: Lincolnshire Lincolnshire County Council
    Crispin Oakman Branch Chair: East Midlands Geotechnical Group Arup
    Sobia Qazi
     Graduates and Students
    University of Nottingham
    Kyle Clough Co-opted (Council VP Membership) Kier
    Adrian Coy Co-opted (Ex Council VP) AECOM
    William Kemp Co-opted (Ex Council VP) Retired
    Edward Bingham ICE Council Member - East Midlands AECOM
    Steve Balliston Technician Council Member Volker Fitzpatrick
    Gibson Bhunu Committee Member
    Ian Nicholson Committee Member
    Hayley Jackson Committee Member Taylor Woodrow
     

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact the chair:
    E: Ben McGrath

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  • Lincolnshire Branch

    Adam Round, Chair of Lincolnshire Branch

    The Lincolnshire Branch Committee organises a programme of local events, activities and meetings to support ICE members in their area.

    They promote the work of civil engineers to schools, the media and the public, and advise policy makers in the region on civil engineering issues. They represent their members on the regional ICE committees and provide access to professional training and qualifications.

    Name Position Employer
    Adam Round Chair Lincolnshire County Council
    Stuart Dexter Past Branch Chair WSP
    Matt Huddleston Immediate Past ICE Regional Chair Lincolnshire County Council
    Samantha Wells Honorary Secretary Lincolnshire County Council
    Alex Gibson Honorary Treasurer William Saunders
     

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact the chair:
    E: Adam Round

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  • North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire Branch

    Mike Barnett, Chair.

    The North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire Branch Committee organises a programme of local events, activities and meetings to support ICE members in their area.

    They promote the work of civil engineers to schools, the media and the public and advise policy makers in the region on civil engineering issues. They represent their members on the regional ICE committees and provide access to professional training and qualifications.

    Name Position Employer
    Mike Barnett Chair Via East Midlands
    Toni Wilson-Sturch Vice Chair AECOM
    Caroline Ibbotson Immediate Past Chair AECOM
    Robert Biggs Secretary Retired
    Edward Bingham ICE Council Member - East Midlands AECOM
    William Kemp Retired
     

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact the chair.
    E: Mike Barnett

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  • Nottingham, Leicester and Derby Branch

    The Nottingham, Leicester and Derby Branch Committee organises a programme of local events, activities and meetings to support ICE members in their area.

    They promote the work of civil engineers to schools, the media and the public and advise policy makers in the region on civil engineering issues. They represent their members on the regional ICE committees and provide access to professional training and qualifications.

    Name Position Employer
    Luigi Sorrentino Chair Socotec
    Ben McGrath Senior Vice Chair Waterman Aspen
    Bonar Michael Hon. Secretary Leicestershire County Counci
    Jonathan McGuinness Past Chair Leicestershire County Counci
    Andy Warrington Corporate 1 Arcadis
     

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact the chair:
    E: Jonathan McGuinness

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  • Graduates and Students Committee

    Dr Sobia Qazi

    The Graduates and Students Committee organises meetings, lectures, site visits and social events for graduates and students. It works with the region’s universities to raise the profile of the profession and to encourage and support members in getting professional qualifications.

    Name Position Employer
    Dr Sobia Qazi Chair University of Nottingham
    Ali Hamza Past Chair
    Angus Smith Vice Chair
    Jonathon Simons Senior Vice Chair AECOM
    Paul Ghattaora Communication Task Secretary
    Jonny Barron GSNet Representative
    James Dronefiled Committee Secretary and Apprenticeship Liaison Severn Trent Water
    Tanya Donkin Social Media Secretary
    Hannah Adekunle Social Media Secretary
    Christina Dunn Treasurer
    Mateusz Czekirda Programme Secretary Loughborough University
    Alex Romankiw Programme Secretary
    Christina Joseph Programme Secretary AECOM
    Gabriella Difrancesco Graduate Member Environment Agency
     

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee, please feel free to contact the acting chair:
    E: Dr Sobia Qazi

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Special interest groups

ICE East Midlands has a number of special interest groups which focus on a range of areas of interest for its members. If you would like to get involved in one of these groups, then please contact the relevant chairperson.

East Midlands Geotechnical Group

The committee provides a focal point for geotechnical interests in the East Midlands, and organises events which offer professional development opportunities to civil engineers in the region.

Name Position Employer
Crispin Oakman Chair Arup
Alec Marshall Secretary University of Nottingham
Jamie Rushton Treasurer BWB Consulting
Charlie Heron University of Nottingham
 

Interested in getting involved?

If you're interested in getting involved with the group, contact the chair:
E: Crispin Oakman.

Informing Opinion and Learning

ICE members in the East Midlands provide expert information and advice to decision makers on transport, energy, water, flooding and waste. The Informing Opinion and Learning Committee promotes civil engineering and the work of ICE members across the region, raising the profile of the profession among policymakers, the public and the media.

Name Position Employer
Dean Thomas Chair Interserve
Andy Warrington Regional Chair Arcadis
Adrian Coy AECOM
Edward Bingham ICE Council Member - East Midlands AECOM
William Kemp Retired
Paul Sharratt Amey
Jonathan McGuinness NLD Branch Chair Leicestershire County Council
Lee Robb Network Rail
Jon Wright NNND Branch Chair Strata Geotechnics
Philippos Saba AECOM
Ray Dickinson Defence Infrsastructure Organisation
Syed Mohyuddin Nottingham Trent University
David Hoskins Consultant
Mike Fairlamb Severn Trent Water
Robert Armitage Retired
Kyle Clough ICE VP Membership Kier
David Matthews Waterman Group
John Parry Retired
Philip Andrews Rolls Royce
Adrian Sheppard
Ali Hamza G&S branch Chair
Will Hooper NMCNomenca
Ben McGrath Senior Vice Chair Waterman Aspen
 

Interested in getting involved?

If you're interested in getting involved with the group, contact the chair:
E: Dean Thomas

Education and Inspiration Committee

The Education and Inspiration Committee works to encourage young people to pursue a career in civil engineering. Its ICE Ambassadors organise exciting and engaging events in schools and colleges across the region, aiming to inspire the next generation of civil engineers.

Name Position Employer
James Kirkham Chair Mott MacDonald
Peter Joyce William Saunders
Will Hooper NMCNomenca
Jonathan Simons AECOM
Karen Notman AECOM
Daniel Stanyard ICE
 

Interested in getting involved?

If you're interested in getting involved with the group, contact the chair:
E: James Kirkham.

Sustainability

The Sustainability Public Interest Network is committed to sharing knowledge and best practice in the field civil engineering across the East Midlands. It organises events to raise the profile of sustainability in projects and encourage the development of links between professionals in the industry.

Got a question?

If you would like more information, please contact Ray Dickinson at: [email protected]

Transport

The Transport Public Interest Network is committed to sharing knowledge and best practice in the field civil engineering across the East Midlands. It organises events to raise the profile of transportation and encourage the development of links between professionals in the transport industry.

Got a question?

If you would like to know more, please email Robert Armitage at: [email protected]

Water

The Water Public Interest Network is committed to sharing knowledge and best practice in the field civil engineering across the East Midlands. It organises events to raise the profile of water supply and treatment and encourages the development of links between professionals in the water industry.

Got a question?

If you would like more information, please contact Mike Fairlamb at: [email protected]

Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW)

The Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) aims to promote an understanding of our rich civil engineering heritage among civil engineers and the broader public.

The East Midlands PHEW group organises events about the lives of historical civil engineers, the history of civil engineering and civil engineering projects.

Name Position Employer
Paul Sharratt Chair Amey

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