South East England - committees

Adur Ferry bridge at sunset

ICE's work in the South East is done by members of various groups - including graduate and student committees and special interest groups. They bring together like-minded people and give members the opportunity to increase their knowledge, get advice and raise the profile of civil engineering in the region.

Find out about the committees and groups that make up ICE South East, including what they do and how you can get involved.

  • ICE South East England Regional Committee

    Nick Gray, Chair

    The South East Regional Committee oversees ICE's activities within the region. It makes sure that regional work reflects ICE's overall aims and priorities, as well as its own plans and values.

    The board is made up of chairs of the various branches within the South East Region - special interest groups, regional members of the ICE Council and representatives on national boards and panels. The board directs the work of the Regional Support Team (RST), which is headed by the regional director. The RST is responsible for attracting new members, communications, public and media relations, and administration.

    Name Position
    Nick Gray SEE Regional Chair 2018-19
    Stewart Biggs Immediate Past Regional Chair
    Richard Sykes Regional Hon Treasurer
    Tim Kermode Regional Hon Secretary
    Martin Qualters KES Branch Chair
    Marc Griffin South Branch Chair
    Richard Salter TV Branch Chair
    James Bingham Vice-Chair - Education & Inspiration
    Siu Fa Ng Vice-Chair - Knowledge
    Norman Brent Regional Member of Council
    Nathanael Pickett Communications Champion
    Charlie Spedding Junior Regional Hon Treasurer
    Jonathan Baggs South East England Regional Director
     

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee, please contact:

    e: ice.southeastengland@ice.org.uk

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  • Kent and East Sussex Committee

    Martin Qualters, Chair

    The Kent and East Sussex Branch covers the most south-easterly corner of the region and represents 2,000 ICE members - around 20% of the region's total.

    Name Position
    Martin Qualters Chair 2018-19
    Sue Threader Immediate Past Chair & Regional Chair 2017-18
    Stewart Biggs PQ Member
    Richard Adam Rep for Panel for Historical Engineering Works
    Tony Barber Civil Engineers' Club Liaison
    Tim Belcher-Whyte Chair of KESHEG
    Phil Hardy-Bishop PQ Member & VC Professionalism & Knowledge
    Norman Brent Regional Member of Council
    Huapeng Chen Student Liaison (Uni of Greenwich)
    Amrit Ghose Diversity Champion
    Nuno Djabi G & S Chair
    Robert Audsley PQ Member
    Amrit Ghose Diversity Champion
    Sue Hawkes Technician Representative
    John Moran Liaison Officer - Professional Institutions
    Sakthy Selvakumaran PQ Member & VC E & I
     

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee, please contact:

    e: ice.southeastengland@ice.org.uk

    The Kent and East Sussex Branch has a number of sub-groups which specialise in various areas and help support the work of the branch and overall region. Below you can find details of each group, along with a contact. If you’re interested in finding out more or getting involved, then please get in touch.

    Graduates and Students (G&S) Group

    The G&S Group organises professional and social activities for graduate and student ICE members.

    You can contact the G&S Group Secretary Nathan Edwards at Nathan.Edwards@shepway.gov.uk

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  • South Branch Committee

    Marc Griffin, Chair

    The South Branch covers West Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and has a number of active special interest groups. It represents around 3,500 ICE members, which is approximately 30% of the region's total.

    The branch's special interest groups cover a wide range of engineering areas, and contribute to the wider work of ICE in the South East region. If you're interested in getting involved or finding out more, please contact the branch Chair at: ice.southeastengland@ice.org.uk

    Name Position
    Marc Griffin Branch Chair 2018-19
    Nick Gray Immediate Past Chair
    Dave Allen Senior Vice-Chair
    Tim Kermode Branch Hon Secretary
    Ross Adams Geotechnical Group Hon Secretary
    John Berry Maritime Group Chair
    Norman Brent Regional Member of Council
    Nick Gallin Rep for IoW
    Gary Courtnadge Retired Members' Group
    Katherine Jackson Professionally Qualified (PQ) Member
    Brendan Dowd Education & Inspiration Lead
    Joel Smethurst Geotechnical Group Chair
    Richard Sykes Hon Regional Treasurer
    Brian Hillman Professionalism & Knowledge Lead
    Emily Duncombe PQ Member
    Mohammed Ali Portsmouth Uni Liaison
    Lee Woods Portsmouth Uni Liaison
    Kieran Kelly PQ Member
    Tim Kermode Vice-Chair
    Alex Lee Meetings Secretary
    Caroline Upton Diversity Lead
    Krishan Mistry GSA Chair, Brighton & Gatwick
    Christian O'Brien GSA Chair, Hampshire & IoW
     

    Got a question?

    If you've got a question for the committee, please contact:

    e: ice.southeastengland@ice.org.uk

    The South Branch has a number of sub-groups which specialise in various areas and support the work of the branch and overall region. Below you can find details of each group, along with a contact. If you’re interested in finding out more or getting involved, then please get in touch.

    Graduates and Students (G&S) Group

    The G&S Group organises professional and social activities for graduate and student ICE members. There are two sub groups within the South Branch area:

    • Hampshire and Chichester
    • Brighton/Gatwick Corridor

    Contact the G&S group secretary Alan Moore at: a.moore@portsmouthwater.co.uk.

    Special interest groups

    The branch's special interest groups include:

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  • Thames Valley Committee

    Richard Salter, Chair

    Thames Valley is the region's largest branch, covering Surrey, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

    If you're interested in finding out more about the branch committee's work, or have any questions, then please contact:

    Chair: Richard Salter

    Name Position
    Richard Salter Branch Chair 2017-18
    Elizabeth Orchard Immediate Past Chair
    Denis O'Brien and Mehdi Zegmou Vice Chairs 2018-2019
    Norman Brent Regional Member of Council
    Charlie Spedding Rep for Retired Members' Group
    Raisa Ehsan Co-opted Member
    Chris Watts Technical Talks Secretary
    Siu Fa Ng Regional Vice-Chair - Knowledge
    Dan Phelps GSA STEM Liaison
    David Hunter Rep for Panel for Historical Engineering Works
    Howard Larkin Corporate Member
    Jose Gavidia GSA Chair
    Eve Herrington Corporate Member
    Juan Sagaseta Uni of Surrey liaison
    Michael Worsnip PQ Member
     

    Got a question?

    If you're interested in finding out more about the branch committee's work, or have any questions, then please contact:

    e: ice.southeastengland@ice.org.uk

    The Thames Valley Branch also has a Graduates and Students Committee, which organises a range of professional and social activities for graduate and student members of ICE.

    The Graduate and Students Group Chair is Dimitri Kontogiorgis (Dimitrios.Kontogiorgis@arcadis.com)

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Special interest groups

ICE South East England 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.

Kent & East Sussex Historical Engineering Group (KESHEG)

The Kent & East Sussex Historical Engineering Group (KESHEG) has been set up to promote a greater awareness and understanding of the civil (and military) engineering heritage in the area. The group will be organising a programme of meetings over coming months so please check the events page to find out more or contact the Secretary.

If you are interested in learning more about KESHEG, please contact the Secretary, Tim Belcher-Whyte at: tim.belcher-whyte@hyderconsulting.com.

London and South East England Diversity Taskforce

The London and South East Diversity Taskforce is a temporary committee tasked with promoting the diversity of the industry as well as facilitating and supporting the embedment of fairness, inclusion and respect as a factor to be considered in all activities undertaken across both regions.

Name Position Employer
Amrit Ghose Co-Chair AECOM
Anusha Shah Co-Chair CH2M
Alex Garman Standing Member Atkins
Dr Barnali Ghosh Standing Member Mott MacDonald
Alan Hayes Standing Member  
Philippa Illingworth Standing Member Ardent
Richard Kennedy Standing Member Skanska
Suzanne Moroney Standing Member ICE
Jean Mulovi Standing Member WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Claire Rose Standing Member Bechtel
Jack Rose Standing Member AECOM
Adam Shahir Standing Member Portsmouth University
Cherrie Mendoza Standing Member Highways England
 

Got a question?

If you are interested in working with the ICE London and South East Diversity Taskforce please get in touch:

e: suzanne.moroney@ice.org.uk

London and South East England Energy Panel

The ICE South East England Energy Panel works to promote the value of energy across South East England as one of the region's key assets. It also aims to use the professional expertise and experience of ICE and its members to contribute to influence decisions that affect South East England's energy environment.

Name Position Employer
Rod Macdonald Chair Civic Patterns
Neha Patel Secretary CB&I
Darren Ball Standing Member Novarama
Dominic Bowers Affiliates Parsons Brinckerhoff
Ian Gardner Standing Member Ove Arup & Partners
Brendan Dowd Standing Member Trant Engineering
Anthony Riddle Standing Member Ramboll
Alasdair Young Affiliates Buro Happold
David Woodhead Standing Member RES Offshore
Justin Etherington Standing Member Buro Happold
 

Got a question?

If you're interested in working with the ICE South East England Energy Panel please email: ice.southeastengland@ice.org.uk.

London and South East England Water Panel

This group promotes the value of water in London and South East England. It uses the professional expertise and experience of ICE and its members to contribute to decisions that affect London and South East England’s water environment.

Name Position Employer
Ian Kirkaldy Chair Southern Water
Stephanie Henderson Secretary Environment Agency
David Arnell Past Chair Retired
Andrew Burton Standing Member Jacobs
Christopher Cotton Standing Member Retired
Roland Grzybek Standing member CH2MHill
Nigel Hendley Standing Member Hendley Associates
Gareth Long Standing Member Albion Water
Derek Maynard Standing member Port of London Authority
Barrie Neaves Standing Member Environment Agency
Phil Stride Standing member Thames Water
John Sweetnam Standing member AECOM
Andrew Tagg Standing Member HR Wallingford
Dave Wardle Standing member Retired
Robert Williams Standing member Environment Agency
Fiona Wyatt Standing member Expedition
 

Got a question?

If you've got a question for the panel, or would like to get involved then please contact:

e: ice.southeastengland@ice.org.uk

South East England Transport Panel

This group promotes the value of transport in South East England. It uses the professional expertise and experience of ICE and its members to influence decisions that affect South East England’s transport infrastructure.

Name Position Employer
Rod Hulse Chair -
Deepu Prabhakaran Secretary Transport Research Laboratory
Irini Alexopoulou Standing Member Aecom
Rob Avery Standing Member HS2 Ltd
Dave Darnell Standing Member WSP UK
Girish Reesaul Standing Member Civil Aviation Authority
Ray Powell Standing Member Infrata
Mike Stephens Standing Member -
 

Got a question?

If you've got a question for the panel, or would like to get involved then please contact the panel chair.

e: ice.southeastengland@ice.org.uk

ICE South East England (SEE) Retired Members’ Group

The group represents the interests of retired and non-working members of ICE who are based in the South East England region.

One of the principle aims of the group is to provide events, visits and meetings of technical interest for retired and non-working members. It is also the intent to connect the group with younger engineers who are seeking mentors or advice from experienced engineers to assist them in progressing their careers.

Events are open to all ICE members but, as they are planned for day times and some Saturdays, will appeal to retired and non-working members and their partners.

Objectives of the group

  1. To advance the ICE South East England knowledge offering to all ICE members in the region.
  2. To provide opportunities for retired engineers to meet and network with other professionals, both working and retired, and to share their knowledge and experience for the better promotion of civil engineering within the workplace and beyond.
  3. To provide support to Graduate, Student and Apprentice engineers.
  4. To promote mentoring of younger engineers and promote civil engineering as a career choice including visits to schools and other institutions.
  5. To assist in mobilising interest in retired engineers who might otherwise be lost to the profession in order to meet the wider membership objectives of the ICE.

Mentoring

In respect of Objective 4, the organising group believes that there is a significant experience base within the retired membership which can be extremely helpful to younger engineers seeking assistance in developing their careers and preparing for professional qualifications. The ICE is currently updating the mentoring matching website - http://www.ice.mentormatch.me/ - which will be relaunched later in 2017. The group will be organising a launch event so that those retired members who are interested in mentoring can get more information.

Name Email
Gary Courtnadge gmcourtnadge@dsl.pipex.com
Tim Kermode tim@tk-coastal.co.uk
Stewart Biggs stewart.biggs@btinternet.com
Rod Hulse rod.hulse@hulses.co.uk
John Eckhart eckhart@btinternet.com
Charlie Spedding chas66spedding@gmail.com
 

The organising team would be delighted to hear from any retired members who wish to join the team or who have any ideas for future events. Please contact one of the team directly. Alternatively, for further information on forthcoming events, you can contact the SEE Regional Coordinator, Anne Qualters, at anne.qualters@ice.org.uk.

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