North West - committees

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Our regional committee, branch committees and special interest groups in the North West region plan and organise how we support and share knowledge with ICE members.

If you'd like to be involved or are looking for advice, why not get in touch?

Find out what the committees do, who is involved and how you can contact them.

  • North West Regional Committee

    Tom Glovehew, Chair

    The North West Regional Committee is the focal point for matters that are important to civil engineers in the region.

    It helps raise the profile of civil engineering as a profession and a career choice, and promotes continuing professional development among ICE members.

    Name Position
    Tom Glovehew Chair
    Jason Hyde Senior Vice Chair
    James Slater Junior Vice Chair
    Alan Williams Past Chair
    Daniel Glover Financial Controller
    Keith Emmett Hon Secretary
    Chaido Doulala-Rigby (Yuli) Dinner Secretary
    John Beck General Council Member
    Jeff Ashurst General Council Member
    Helen Samuels General Council Member
    Joanna Bateman Educational Coordinator
    Craig Gelder Cheshire Branch Chair
    Mike Davies Cumbria Branch Chair
    Chris Hudson Lancashire Branch Chair
    Paul McMahon Manchester Branch Chair
    Louisa King Merseyside Branch Chair
    Nushma Juwaheer Graduates and Students Chair
    Edouardos Karavakis Geotechnical Group Chair
    Jim Parry Historical Engineering Group Chair
    David Boyer Transportation Engineering Group Chair
    Abigail Kiernan Equality, Inclusion and Diversity Group Chair

    North West Committee meetings

    The North West Committee meets every other month on Monday evenings in central Manchester, 18.00 for 18.30pm. This year's dates are:

    • Monday 4 March 2019
    • Monday 13 May 2019
    • Monday 1 July 2019 ICE North West AGM
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  • Cheshire Branch

    Craig Gelder, Chair and Financial Controller

    The Cheshire Branch holds a thriving range of high-quality technical meetings, that cover a wide spectrum of interests.

    Name Position
    Craig Gelder Chair
    Jon Hughes Vice Chair
    Tom Glovehew Past Chair
    Antje Budge Meeting Secretary
    Mish Ireland Equality Inclusion Diversity rep
    Other members: Alan Bradley. David Rowlinson, John McGowan, Natalie Allen. Nathan Hughes, Ola Owalbi, Steve Jones, David Owens, Alun Roberts, Damian Roberts, Michael Calder, Prithula Roy Choudhury, Abigail Kiernan, Michael McIlhatton

    Interested in getting involved?

    The Cheshire Committee is always keen for new members to join. If you're interested in getting involved, please contact one of its members.

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  • Cumbria Branch

    Mike Davies, Chair

    The Cumbria Branch aims to challenge the traditional perception of civil engineers and celebrate the everyday engineering heroes in the region. It does this by offering a varied and wide-ranging programme of events that promote civil engineering, and by highlighting the positive impact that civil engineers have on society.

    Name Position
    Mike Davies Chair
    Scott Christian Past Chair
    Steven Reid Accounts Manager
    Garan Comley Honorary Secretary
    Other members: Andrew Poole, Brian Fearon, Gareth Scott, Robert Hedges, James Slater, Jonathan Clarke, Mike Briggs, Lewis Lindsay

    Interested in getting involved?

    The Cumbria Committee is always keen for new members to join. If you'd like to find out more or to get involved, please get in touch with one of its members.

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  • Lancashire Branch

    Chris Hudson, Chair

    The Lancashire Branch supports civil engineers in Lancashire and the Isle of Man. Its stimulating and engaging programme of events covers a wide range of topics.

    Name Position
    Chris Hudson Chair
    Mike Jackson Past Chair
    Michelle Davies Honorary Equality Group / STEM Liaison Officer (co-opted)
    Gary Saunders IoM Representative
    Other members: Kenton Chong, Mohammed Aamir Shaikh, Dave Colbert, Owaiz Khan, Callum Torrans, Hilary Hargreaves

    Interested in getting involved?

    The Lancashire Committee is always looking for new new members to join. Get in touch with one of its members if you'd like to find out more or get involved.

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  • Manchester Branch

    Paul McMahon, Chair

    The Manchester Branch is diverse, forward-thinking and active, and works with various engineering institutions and organisations involved in the built environment. It aims to increase interest and attendance at technical meetings to help members continue their professional development.

    Name Position
    Paul McMahon Chair
    Lauren Gracey Vice chair
    Jonathan Han Past Chair
    Nick Brookes Education Rep
    Jason Hyde NW Rep (NW Junior Vice Chair)
    Kathleen Harrison Equality, Inclusion & Diversity Rep
    Domenico Lombardi University of Manchester Representative
    Other members: Philip Isgar, Peter Hallsworth, Giedre Jurkonyte, Mahmoud Alhalaby, Daniel Ferneyhough, Vitali Losjuk

    Interested in getting involved?

    If you'd like to find out more or to join the Manchester Committee, please get in touch with one of its members.

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  • Merseyside Branch

    Louisa King, Chair

    The Merseyside Branch Committee represents the interests and views of local members at regional and national levels of ICE. It offers ways for members, at all stages in their career, to come together and share knowledge.

    Name Position
    Louisa King Chair
    Chris Griffiths Vice Chair
    Ben Smith Past Chair
    Irina Lavina Meeting Secretary
    Charles Wilsoncroft Treasurer
    Bill Atherton University Liaisaon
    Stephen Alexander Honorary Secretary
    George Marling Graduate and Students Representative
    Other members: Ehsan Gerami, Mogan Athmanathan, Adam Mannis

    Interested in getting involved?

    The Merseyside Committee welcomes new members. If you're interested in joining or finding out more, please get in touch with one of its members.

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  • Graduates and Students Committee

    Nushma Juwaheer, Chair

    There are around 2,500 graduate and student ICE members in the North West region. The committee aims to support all graduate and student members to become better engineers. It organises events, courses, competitions and socials, helping members develop their careers and bringing like-minded people together.

    Name Position
    Nushma Juwaheer Chair
    Kit Wolverson Vice Chair
    Aria Shino Junior Vice Chair
    Gemma James Meeting Secretary
    Tom Partington Accounts Manager
    Clara Armando Education Rep
    Louise Westhoff GSNet Rep
    Niccolo Karwowski Sports Rep
    Shuaib Kasenally Communications
    Nitisha Gopaul Equality, Inclusion & Diversity
    Muhammad Munib Joint Institutions Group rep
    Other members: Chris Cox, Guy Rigby, Vakass Khaliq, Lawrence Cheung, John Mansfield

    Interested in getting involved?

    The committee is always keen for new members to join. If you'd like more information, or to get involved, please get in touch with one of its members.

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Special interest groups

The North West region's special interest groups (SIGs) focus on particular aspects of civil engineering. The groups are run by members on a voluntary basis, and provide an opportunity to discuss topics, share knowledge and meet up for social activities.

Geotechnical Group (GG)

The group promotes understanding of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering issues, and provides opportunities for members and non-members to meet, exchange views and attend presentations.


Name Position
Edouardos Karavakis Chair
Other members: Chris Eccles, Ian Scotland, Paul McMahon

Interested in getting involved?

To find out more, please contact any committee member.

Historical Engineering Group (HEG)

The Historical Engineering Group is for anyone in the North West who has an interest in historical engineering works. It provides an opportunity to discuss topics with like-minded people. The group also helps the ICE Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) to record historical works and promote historical engineering within the community.

Name Position
James Parry Chair
Other members: Bob Atkinson, Ian Weir, Ian Browne , Mary Steeds, Chris Hudson, Fran Littlewood

Interested in getting involved?

If you'd like to join or find out more, please contact a committee member.

Transportation Engineering Group (TEG)

The Transportation Engineering Groups provides an opportunity for members to discuss and promote the study and practice of transportation engineering on land, water or in the air. For any queries, please contact a member of the committee.

Name Position
David Boyer Chair
Gary Rowland Honorary Secretary
Other members: Dave Colbert, Mick Noone, Nicola Kane (TPS), Alec Curley

Interested in getting involved?

If you'd like to get involved or find out more, please contact a committee member.

Equality and Diversity Group

ICE is committed to valuing the diversity that individuals with differing backgrounds and abilities bring to the institution and respecting all members and applicants through fairness, tolerance and consistency of professional standards.

Our North West Equality and Diversity group offers a support network for minority groups within civil engineering and provides a regional equality and diversity representative to the regional committee. Along with raising awareness, providing advice and supporting best practice, we also work with ICE's Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Committee.

Name Position
Abigail Kiernan Chair and FIR representative
Other member: Kathleen Harrison

Interested in getting involved?

If you'd like to get involved or find out more, please contact a committee member.

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