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

    Yuli (Chaido) Doulala-Rigby, 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
    Yuli (Chaido) Doulala-Rigby Chair
    Stephen O'Malley Senior Vice Chair
    Nushma Juwaheer Junior Vice Chair
    Chris Hudson Past Chair
    Steven Reid Hon Treasurer
    Joshua Martin Hon Secretary
    John Beck (until 2022) Trustee & General Council Member
    Jeff Ashurst (until 2021) Regional Council Member
    Giedre Jurkonyte (until 2021) Graduate Council Member
    TBC Educational Coordinator
    Francis Kwateng Cheshire Branch Chair
    Brian Fearon Cumbria Branch Chair
    TBC Lancashire Branch Chair
    Connor Meecham Manchester Branch Chair
    TBC Merseyside Branch Chair
    Maria Eftimova Graduates and Students Chair
    Edouardos Karavakis Geotechnical Group Chair
    Jim Parry Historical Engineering Group Chair
    David Boyer Transportation Engineering Group Chair
    Alison Waterworth Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Champion
    Stewart Tennant Fellows' Network Lead

    North West Committee meetings

    The North West Committee meets every other month on Monday evenings, 18.00  start. This year's dates are:

    • Monday 6 September 2021
    • Monday 8 November 2021
    • Monday  10 January 2022
    • Monday 07 March 2022
    • Monday 09 May 2022
    • Monday 4 July 2021 (AGM)
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  • Cheshire Branch

    Francis Kwateng, Chair

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

    Name Position
    Francis Kwateng Chair
    Emma Roberts Vice Chair
    Antje Budge, Jon Hughes, Craig Gelder, David Rowlinson, John McGowan, Nathan Hughes, Ola Owolabi, Damian Roberts, Nagham Al Kalane, Prithula Roy Choudhury, Tim Ashworth, Huw Phillips, Jenna-May Hill

    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

    Brian Fearon, 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
    Brian Fearon Chair
    Scott Christian Vice Chair
    Other members: Craig Hay, Steven Reid, Jonathan Clarke, James Slater, Lewis Lindsay, Garan Comley, Gareth Scott, Ziggy Morrissey, Jack Metcalfe, Christopher Donnelly, Ed Dobson, Dylan Atkinson, Elizabeth Morgan, James MacFadden

    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

    Chair TBC

    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
    TBC Chair
    TBC Vice Chair
    Other members: Michelle Davies, Claire Tetlow, Gary Saunders, Kenton Chong, Chris Hudson, Paul Carroll, Phil Heaton, Owaiz Khan, Khalifa Al-hajri, Medo Elhaddad, Tom Bentham, Charlie Ely

    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

    Connor Meecham, 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
    Connor Meecham Chair
    Roisin Massey Vice Chair
    Other members: Lewis Brimmell, Lauren Luck, Paul McMahon, Stephen Nortley, Edward Crowther, Nick Brookes, Kathleen Harrison, Tejas Kumar, Majd Altujjar, Philip Isgar, Andrew Murray, Giedre Jurkonyte, Guy Rigby, Kit Wolverson, Leo Tatarakis, Jason Hyde, Maria Eftimova

    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

    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
    Terry McCormick Senior Vice Chair 2021-22
    Other members: Chris Griffiths, Chris Tallon, Rebecca King, Philip Kirby, Michaela Gkantou, Iacopo Carnacina, Adam Mannis, Jamie Joinson, Andrew Lowe, Martin Pocock, Tom Atkinson, Douglas Smith, Calan Cotcher, 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

    Maria Eftimova, Chair

    There are around 3,300 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
    Maria  Eftimova Chair
    Jenna Hill Vice Chair
    Other members: Joshua Jonah, Gemma James, Daniel Yusta, Claudia Hanson, Nada Elhariry, Ali Rahmani, Maxime Labe, Thomas West, Paul McMahon, Han-Mei Chen, Jamie Joinson, Seifeldeen Fahmy, Nipun Banka, Sarjeel Majid, Jamie Larkin, Jan Bodio, Jakub Bodio, Tolga Yilmaz, Dylan Atkinson, Kit Wolverson, Ben England, Patrick Hylands, Tom Atkinson, Prospect Motsi, John Mansfield, Daniel Dickinson, Natasha Hibbert, Alisha Burke, Sophie O'Brien, Yannis Wong

    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: Paul McMahon, Ian Scotland, Cristina Todisco, Gabriella Manning, Prospect Motsi

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, Robert Steeds, Steve Jones, Alan Williams, Anthony Clarke, Chris Hudson, Chris Caple, Peter Simpson

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: Gary Rowland, Huw Jenkins, Nicola Kane, Alec Curley

Interested in getting involved?

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

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect 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 Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR)  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
Alison Waterworth Champion and FIR representative
Other members: 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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