Wales Cymru - committees

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ICE's work in Wales is carried out by members on various committees and groups. These bring together like-minded people and give members the opportunity to increase their knowledge, get advice and raise the profile of civil engineering in Wales.

  • ICE Wales Cymru Main Committee

    Yvonne Murphy, Chair

    ICE Wales Cymru is governed by its Main Committee and Executive Board. These committees control the regional finances, decide its priorities and plan the work it will do.

    The main committees are supported by elected sub-groups and branches, which you can find out more about here.

    Name Position
    Yvonne Murphy Chair
    Ken Evans Senior Vice Chair
    Keith Jones ICE Director
    Peter Burns Vice Chair
    Lilli Craemer Junior Vice Chair
    Matt Jones Immediate Past Chair
    Stephen Lawrence Hon Treasurer
    George Lance Hon Secretary
    Geoff Ogden Regional Council Member
    Nilushi Perera Elected Member
    Kelly Croke Elected Member
    Simon Lawrence Elected Member
    Chris Martin Elected Member
    Nathan Duke Elected Member
    John Lee Elected Member
    Ben Jenkins Elected Member
    Mike Timothy Elected Member
    Michelle Russ Elected Member
    Christina Kio-Bennett Elected Member
    Aneesah Irshad ICE Wales Cymru Chair’s Apprentice
    Jessica Dunn Elected Member
    Benjamin Poulton Chair, ICE Wales Cymru North Wales Branch and Chair
    Mike Gilbert Vice Chair, ICE Wales Cymru North Wales Branch
    John Mather Hon. Secretary, North Wales Branch and Chair, ICE Wales Cymru Awards panel.
    Jason Dixon Chair, ICE Wales Cymru Transport Engineering Group
    Rhian Watts Hon. Sec, ICE Wales Cymru Transport Engineering Group
    Aneesah Irshad Chair, ICE Wales Cymru Fairness Inclusion & Respect Group
    Anwen Laskey Hon Secretary, ICE Wales Cymru Fairness Inclusion & Respect Group
    Dr Claire Bennett Chair, ICE Wales Cymru Ground Engineering Group
    Jack Blake Vice Chair, ICE Wales Cymru Ground Engineering Group
    Rosie Gornall Secretary, ICE Wales Cymru Ground Engineering Group
    Dr Jarmila Davies Chair / Hon Secretary ICE Wales Cymru Retired Engineers Group
    Stephen K Jones Member for Wales and Chainbridge Sub-Panel Convenor on ICE Panel for Historical Engineering Works
    Stewart Burgess Hon Secretary, ICE Wales Cymru Municipal Engineering Group
    Tara Sirati Chair, ICE Wales Cymru G&S Committee
    Blessing Adeleke Hon. Secretary/Vice Chair, ICE Wales Cymru G&S Committee
    Michelle Cockburn Membership Manager Wales and SW England
    Kate Darlington ICE Membership Development Officer, S Wales
    Paul Wintle / Suzanne Willis ICE Membership Development Officer, S & Mid Wales
    Steve Wintle ICE Membership Development Officer, N & Mid Wales
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  • North Wales Branch

    Benjamin Poulton, Chair

    The ICE Wales Cymru North Wales branch is responsible for organising events and activities in North Wales. It has a separate Executive Committee.

    North Wales Branch meetings are held monthly, usually at Abergele, with an AGM in the Spring of each year.

    Name Position
    Benjamin Poulton Chair
    Mike Gilbert Vice Chair
    Mike Lovegrove Past Chair
    John Mather Hon Secretary
    Adam Caldwell G&S Committee Chair
    Stefan Imiolczyk G&S Committee Vice Chair
    Michelle Cockburn Ex officio - Membership Manager Wales and the South West
    Bob Daimond Ex officio – PHEW rep
    Keith Jones Ex officio – Regional Director
    Steve Wintle Ex officio - MDO, north & mid-Wales
    Adam Caldwell Member - Schools Challenge rep
    Adam Caldwell Member
    Louise Duff Member
    Geraint Edwards Member
    Kerry Evans Member
    Huw Jones Member
    Peter Jones Member
    Tim Mitchell Member
    Rob Owen Member
    Mark Valentine Member
    Andrew Basford/td> G&S Committee Member
    Daniel Durrans G&S Committee Member
    Oliver Edwards G&S Committee Member
    JoeHughes G&S Committee Member
    Ed Nash G&S Committee Member
    Kyle Salt G&S Committee Member
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  • Graduate and Student Committee

    Tara Sirati, Chair

    The ICE Wales Cymru Graduates and Students Committee represents ICE members in Wales, who are working towards their professional qualifications at technician, incorporated and chartered grade.

    The group organises meetings for members to talk about their work and interests, and to share knowledge. It holds a Written Exercise Group to help members who are preparing for their Professional Review and arranges events (including talks and lectures) to promote the civil engineering profession

    Name Position
    Tara Sirati Chair
    Gillian Steele Past Chair
    Blessing Adeleke Vice Chair & Secretary
    Aodhan Teague Treasurer
    Gabor Kriston GSNet Rep
    Robyn Williams GSNet Apprentice Rep
    Robyn Williams Social Secretary/Social Media
    Jessie Navarro Student Liaisons, Cardiff Uni
    Luke Cook Student Liaisons, Swansea Uni
    Robyn Williams Student Liaisons, University of South Wales
    Julien Wu Student Liaisons, University of South Wales
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Special interest groups

The Wales Cymru 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.

Ground Engineering Group

The Ground Engineering Group organises various activities throughout the year and co-hosts events with other engineering organisations in South Wales.

If you'd like to find out more about the group, please email the Chair, Claire Bennet: [email protected].

Name Employer Position
Claire Bennett Arup Chair
Jack Blake Atkins Vice Chair
Rosie Gornall Mott MacDonald Honorary Secretary
Ian Mach Arup Treasurer
Paul Connolly Mott MacDonald Committee member
Tom St John Mott MacDonald Committee member
John Perry Mott MacDonald Committee member
John Grainger John M Grainger Ltd Committee member
Chris Seddon WSP Committee member
Sam Deeley WSP Committee member

Municipal Engineers Group

The Municipal Engineers Group (MEG) promotes the specialist area of municipal engineering in Wales. It holds meetings every two months, usually at the St. Mary's Hotel, Pencoed, to plan the events and provide an opportunity for members to discuss issues related to municipal engineering.

One of the highlights of MEG's annual calendar is the Brunel Lecture, which is held every October at The Orangery, Margam Park. The group also organises a CPD seminar and an annual Chairman's Dinner.

For more information on MEG, please get in touch with the Honorary Secretary, Stewart Burgess, on [email protected]

Name Position
Ken Evans Chair 
Paul Keeble Past Chair
Stewart Burgess  Honorary Secretary
Alan Perry Brunel Luncheon
Ellen Axon ICE Communications Competition
Jon Dutton MEG Chair's Dinner
Keith Jones Director: ICE Wales Cymru
Paul Keeble Municipal Expert Panel:ICE London
Bill Ward Committee
Alan Perry Committee
Chris Nicholls Committee
Chris Pike Committee
Matt Russell Committee
Richard Daly Committee
John Porter Committee

Interested in getting involved?

The MEG AGM is held each year in the autumn.

Retired Engineers Group

The Retired Engineers Group provides an opportunity for retired engineers in Wales to stay involved in the profession and with ICE.

It holds various networking events and also prepares consultation responses. Its meetings are normally held on the first Monday of every month at the ICE Wales Cymru Offices, Cambrian Buildings, Cardiff Bay. The group's events can be found in ICE Wales Cymru Calendar.

If you'd like to find out more or to get involved with the group, please email the Honorary Secretary,  Dr Jarmila Davies, on [email protected]

Name Position
Dr Jarmila Davies (Chair REG) REG Chair and Hon Secretary

Transport Engineering Group

The Transport Engineering Group organises networking opportunities, learned society events and consultation responses for engineers working in the transport and transportation sector.

Meetings are generally held every two months at the ICE Wales Cymru Offices, Cambrian Buildings, Cardiff Bay. Evening lectures and learned society events can be found in ICE Wales Cymru Calendar.

Name Position
Jason Dixon Chair
Rhian Watts Honorary Secretary
John Mather Corresponding Member
Suzanne Pritchard Committee Member
Keith Jones Committee Member
Julie Hunt Committee Member
Shanshan Radford Committee Member

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect

The Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Group is responsible for raising the profile and sharing best practice of fairness, inclusion and respect, as well as facilitating and supporting the embedment of fairness, inclusion and respect as a factor to be considered in all activities undertaken by ICE Wales Cymru. Its mission is to promote and oversee the delivery of The Institution's vision for Fairness, Inclusion and Respect:

"Valuing the diversity that individuals with differing backgrounds and abilities bring to the Institution; respecting all members and applicants through fairness, tolerance and consistency of professional standards; ensuring that professional qualification and membership of ICE is open to all who meet its standards."

Name Position
Aneesah Irshad Chair
Elizabeth Bland Vice-Chair
Annwen Laskey Secretary
Keith Jones ICE Wales Cymru Director
Gary Metcalfe CMI Wales Board Chair
Lilli Craemer Immediate Past Chair
Helen Kane Co-opted Member
Joga Singh Co-opted Member
Gordon Brown Co-opted Member
Joanna Hitchen Co-opted Member
Beth Jenkins Co-opted Member
Becca Falvey BITC Head of Programmes - Co-opted Member
Annie Jenkins Co-opted Member
Beth Griffiths Co-opted Member

Civil Engineers Club

The Civil Engineers’ Club started in 1979 and is run by a committee of volunteers. All present and past members of the Institution of Civil Engineers are eligible to join. The annual subscription is £10 with free membership for Student members and all retired ex-ICE members. Our current Chair is Professor Tim Broyd, former ICE President.

The Club promotes and supports sporting and social activities for Civil Engineers throughout the UK. The Club’s activities are likely to be of interest to families and friends and provide opportunities for members to maintain contact with colleagues in an informal context. We do not compete with the regions and their own events. The activities include Contract Bridge, Golf (all regions compete for the Telford Trophy), Model Engineering, Painting, Sailing, Singing and Walking.

For more details on the club please see our Specialist Knowledge Societies page.

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