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

    Jason Hyde, 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
    Jason Hyde Chair
    TBC Senior Vice Chair
    Chris Hudson Junior Vice Chair
    Tom Glovehew Past Chair
    Steven Reid Financial Controller
    TBC Hon Secretary
    Jeff Ashurst (until 2021) Regional Council Member
    Joanna Bateman Educational Coordinator
    Jon Hughes Cheshire Branch Chair
    James Slater Cumbria Branch Chair
    Kenton Chong Lancashire Branch Chair
    Lauren Gracey Manchester Branch Chair
    Alan Williams Merseyside Branch Chair
    Kit Wolverson 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, 18.00 for 18.30pm. This year's dates are:

    • Monday 2 September 2019
    • Monday 4 November 2019
    • Monday 6 January 2020
    • Monday 2 March 2020
    • Monday 11 May 2020
    • Monday 6 July 2020 (AGM)
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  • Cheshire Branch

    Jon Hughes, Chair

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

    Name Position
    Jon Hughes Chair
    Alun Roberts Vice Chair
    Francis Kwateng Junior Vice Chair
    Craig Gelder Past Chair & Equality Inclusion Diversity rep
    Other members: David Rowlinson, John McGowan, Natalie Allen. Nathan Hughes, Ola Owalbi, Damian Roberts, Prithula Roy Choudhury, Abigail Kiernan, Silvia Lopez

    Interested in getting involved?

    The Cheshire Committee is always keen for new members to join. If you're interested in getting involved, please contact us via [email protected].

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  • Cumbria Branch

    James Slater, 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
    James Slater   Chair
    Mike Davies Past Chair
    Steven Reid Accounts Manager
    Garan Comley Honorary Secretary
    Other members: Liz Morgan, Brian Fearon, Gareth Scott, Ed Dobson, Jonathan Clarke, Ziggy Morrisey, Lewis Lindsay, Scott Christian, Chris Donnelly, Craig Hay, Jack Metcalfe

    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 contact us via [email protected].

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  • Lancashire Branch

    Kenton Chong, 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 Kenton Chong Chair
    Michelle Davies Vice Chair
    Chris Hudson Past Chair
    Mike Davies / Kenton Chong Equality Rep
    Gary Saunders IoM Representative
    Other members: Mike Jackson, Mohammed Aamir Shaikh, Gary Saunders, Dave Colbert
    Co-opted members: Boryana Valeva, Callum Torrans, Siân Hughes Jones, Claire Tetlow

    Interested in getting involved?

    The Lancashire Committee is always looking for new new members to join. GIf you'd like to find out more or get involved, please contact us via [email protected].

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  • Manchester Branch

    Lauren Gracey, 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
    Lauren Gracey Chair
    Lewis Brimmel Vice Chair
    Paul McMahon Past Chair
    Stephen Nortley Meetings Secretary
    Nick Brookes Education Rep
    Kathleen Harrison Equality, Inclusion & Diversity Rep
    Tejas Kumar (UoM Civil Engineering Society) University of Manchester Representative
    Majd Altujjar University of Salford Representative
    Other members: Philip Isgar, Andrew Murray, Guy Rigby, Kit Wolverson, Leo Tatarakis, Nick Brookes, Jason Hyde

    Interested in getting involved?

    If you'd like to find out more or to join the Manchester Committee, please contact us via [email protected].

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  • Merseyside Branch

    Alan Williams, 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
    Alan Williams Chair
    Chris Griffiths Vice Chair
    Louise Doherty Past Chair
    Louise Doherty Meeting Secretary
    Alan Williams Treasurer
    Michaela Gkantou / Iacopo Carnacina Liverpool John Moores University Liaison
    Adam Mannis University of Liverpool Liaison
    Louise Doughty Honorary Secretary
    Andrew Lowe Graduate and Students Representative
    Louise Westhoff Equality Representative
    Other members: Martin Pocock, Douglas Smith, Mogan Athmanathan, Emma Bonner

    Interested in getting involved?

    The Merseyside Committee welcomes new members. If you're interested in joining or finding out more, please contact us via [email protected].

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  • Graduates and Students Committee

    Kit Wolversonr, 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
    Kit Wolverson Chair
    Aria Shino Vice Chair
    Gemma James Junior Vice Chair
    Nushma Juwaheer Past Chair
    Jenna Hill Meeting Secretary
    Daniel Yusta Treasurer
    Ben England Comms Secretary
    Natasha Hibbert Education Coordinator
    Patrick Hylands GSNet Rep
    Harrison Thoma / Walid Hammoud Sports Rep
    Ali Rahmani Equality, Inclusion & Diversity
    Han Mei Manchester University Liaison
    Alisha Burke Bolton University Liaison
    Jamie Joinson Liverpool John Moores University Liaison
    Adam Mannis Liverpool University Liaison
    Pablo Pozo Manchester University Student Rep
    Joshua Jonah Salford University Student Rep

    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 contact us via [email protected].

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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, Cristina Todisco, Gabriella Manning

Interested in getting involved?

To find out more, please contact us via [email protected].

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
Denis O'Gara Honorary Secretary
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 us via [email protected].

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
Other members: TBC

Interested in getting involved?

If you'd like to get involved or find out more, please contact [email protected].

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 us via [email protected].

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