Yorkshire & Humber - committees

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ICE Yorkshire and Humber's committees and groups 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 Yorkshire and Humber, including what they do, who are members and how you can get involved.

  • Humber Civils Network

    The network promotes civil engineering projects, issues, challenges, and opportunities across the Humber region of East Riding, Hull, North and North East Lincolnshire.

    The network aims to organise four evening meetings per year. These include presentations and discussions on technical or managerial aspects of civil engineering, or projects with a significant and interesting civil engineering element.

    Name Position Employer
    Peter Drenon CEng MICE Member Alan Wood & Partners
    Tarek Alkarfan Member
    Jacob Padley Member
    Tom Wilkinson Member
    Adam Manuel Member
    Ron Warner Member
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  • Graduate and Students Committee

    The Yorkshire and Humber Graduates and Student Committee (G&S) represents young engineers and those working towards professional qualification. It arranges events and training opportunities geared towards professional qualifications, organises social opportunities and helps young members have a say in how ICE is run.

    To contact a member of the Graduate & Student Committee please email: [email protected]

    To find out more about the types of activities run by G&S, download a copy of the latest summary document.

    Name Position
    Morwenna Parkin Co-chair
    Ahmed Al-Suleihi Co-chair
    Clarie Astwood Vice chair
    Jian Chan Treasurer
    Sam Coyle Secretary
    Ricky Hancock University Liaison Officer (South)
    Josh Ellis Communications Secretary
    Mitch Naylor GS Net Representative
    Sabina Islam RET Liaison Officer 1
    Andy Magee RET Liaison Officer 2
    Tarek Alkarfan Hull Branch Representative
    TBC Fairness Inclusion and Respect Officer
    Claire Deakin Affiliated Member
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Special interest groups

ICE Yorkshire and Humber has a number of special interest groups. The groups have a variety of responsibilities and meet several times a year. All group members are volunteers and come from a range of backgrounds within the civil engineering profession. If you would like to volunteer on a group please contact the relevant chairperson.

Retired Members' Group (RICE)

The retired members' group (RICE) is a group of ICE members in the Yorkshire and Humber region who have retired, or are close to retirement. The group arranges a programme of daytime social events, site visits, and activities to increase the knowledge of members. Formed in 2002, the group currently has around 120 members.

Meetings usually comprise coffee followed by a talk by an invited speaker, and conclude with an optional buffet lunch. Other meetings include visits to construction sites and other facilities of interest, and joint meetings are also held with colleagues from IMechE/IET. There are also three main social events on the group's calendar – an annual golf competition, summer social outing, and the Christmas lunch.

Any ICE member may attend a meeting, but group members receive detailed meeting notices directly from the Honorary Secretary. The group has a formal constitution, which provides for the usual committee appointees.

If you would like to meet with former colleagues and fellow engineers in a friendly and social environment, you would be very welcome to join the retired members' group. To join or for further information, please contact Honorary Secretary Hugh Allan [email protected]. There is currently no joining fee or annual subscription to the group.

Note - when retired, membership of the ICE can be retained for a reduced subscription. Please see the membership fees and subscriptions page for details.

Name Position
Stuart Brock CEng MICE Chair
Hugh Allan CEng FICE Vice Chair/Honorary Secretary
David Tattersall CEng MICE Immediate Past Chair
John Spain CEng MICE Honorary Treasurer
Mike Rome CEng MICE Member
David Newby CEng MICE Member
Helen Franklin CEng MICE Member/Committee Secretary
Frank O'Dwyer CEng MICE Member/Programme Secretary
John Turner CEng MICE Member
Phil Morris Member

Interested in finding out more?

Download a copy of the retired members' newsletter

Yorkshire Geotechnical Group

The group arranges meetings, debates, seminars and paper competitions for professionals and students working in geotechnics and geo-environmental engineering. These events are an opportunity to exchange ideas, information and experiences concerning the latest developments in geotechnics.

Name Position Employer
Will Frampton Vice Chair Byland Engineering
Ben Thompson Vice Chair WSP
Dan Simpson Meetings secretary Remedy Geotechnics
Ben Thompson Publicity Secretary WSP
Paul Shepley University Liaison Sheffield
Owen Flowers Presentation competition office Arup
Graham Horgan Past chair/advisor Huesker
Alan Willoner Past chair/advisor Mott MacDonald
Neal Gunn Member Atkins Global
Callum Carson Member Atkins Global
Alex Craddock Member Ramboll UK

Interested in finding out more?

You can download the presentations from some of our events at the links below.

Geotechnics in the Rail Industry, Conference (12 May 2015)

Resurrecting the lost British Standards for Geotechnical Design (29 September 2015)

Holme Tunnel: Repairing a railway tunnel through a large and active landslip in the Pennines (10 November 2015)

Geotechnical Group Presentation Competition Final (8 December 2015)

Green Port, Hull: Geotechnical Aspects (12 January 2016)

Railway Earthworks: Slips, Slides and Flows (14 September 2016)

Geotechnical Group Presentation Competition Final (6 December 2016)

Design of granular working platforms for construction plant (9 May 2017)

A160/A180 Port of Immingham Improvement: Geotechnical Aspects (7 February 2017)

Geotechnical Risk (11 April 2017)

Working Platforms (17 May 2017)

Geotechnical failures seminar presentations (21 June 2017)

The application of Artificial Ground Freezing and its future for civil engineering projects (14 March 2017)

Crag End landslip (12 September 2017)

Brookfield Place (Nov 2017)

Geotechnical Challenges in Celtic Ground (Jan 2018)

SPREW 3rd Edition (Feb 2018)

Use of vegetation in low‐carbon Geotechnical Engineering (November 2018)

Construction Monitoring – Lessons Learnt (March 2019)

ICE Links representatives

ICE Yorkshire and Humber has started an initiative called Links – office champions representing ICE in their workplace. Each ICE Link acts as an ambassador for the institution in their office location and as a point of contact for colleagues to share and promote activities and initiatives related to ICE.

For more information on the scheme or to become a representative for your office, please contact: ICE Links Coordinator Dan Sutcliffe.

Organisation Regional office Representative
48.3 Scaffold Design Ltd Leeds Imran Ghafoor GMICE
Aecom Leeds James Birchall CEng MICE
Arup Leeds & York Saskia Lear CEng MICE
Atkins York Tom Harkins GMICE
Canal & River Trust Leeds Samantha Colley GMICE
Coffey Geotechnics Ltd Harrogate Caroline Livesey CEng MICE
Dudleys Consulting Engineers Leeds Eleftheria Mazioti GMICE
Environment Agency York James Smith GMICE
Eurovia UK Limited Rotherham Madeleine Dolan GMICE
Highways England Leeds Simon Diggle CEng FICE
Jacobs UK Limited York Sarah Melville-Crowe CEng FICE
JN Bentley Leeds Nasar Adam GMICE
Mason Clark Associates Leeds & York Laura Barlow GMICE
Mott MacDonald Leeds James Nicholson GMICE
Mott MacDonald Sheffield Megan Jones EngTech MICE, Samantha Tobin GMICE
Mott MacDonald York Becky Munro EngTech MICE
MWH Wakefield Chris Dixon EngTech MICE
Network Rail York Jenny Cooke CEng MICE
North Yorkshire County Council Northallerton Emma Bonnard GMICE
Pell Frischmann Consultants Ltd Wakefield Andi Hasalliu GMICE
Story Contracting Normanton Matt Lee GMICE
SWECO Leeds Laith Al-Bodier GMICE
TSP Projects York Angelos Michail GMICE

Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW)

For more information on ICE’s national Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) , visit the PHEW webpage.


South Yorkshire Civils Network

The network aims to support members in the South Yorkshire region including Barnsley, Chesterfield, Doncaster and Sheffield by providing a range of events to share knowledge and the opportunity to engage other members. A particular focus is to ensure the events tackle topical local and national issues, as well as influencing local civil engineering and societal needs. For more information contact [email protected].

Name Position
Prof. Chris Digman Interim Chair

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