ICE's Council

ICE Council 2016 - 2017

Our Royal Charter and by-laws ensure that members are involved in how ICE is run. This is done through our council. Discover how our council works and learn about our current council and our senior members

Council is made up of 44 members from different countries and grades of membership. Every year, certain positions on our council become available, so members can stand for these positions. They receive votes from other ICE members.

How does our Council work?

Four times a year the council meets to talk about our future plans and to set our policy (the details of what we are going to do). These meetings cover education, training, qualification and ICE's role as a source of civil engineering knowledge.

The council has an Executive Board, which is chaired by the senior vice president and takes care of more detailed business. It's made up of the president, vice presidents and five elected members.

The council and Executive Board are responsible for running the institution on behalf of our members, but the director general manages our day-to-day affairs.

ICE member? You can access the most recent council minutes and summaries going back over the last 2 years.

Meet our council

Our council members are also trustees of the institution. This includes ensuring that ICE is run in the right way (legally and so we meet our Royal Charter objectives). Members serve for three years (while the president is in post for one year) and come from around the world. They range from members who are new to the industry to very experienced and influential civil engineers managing big companies.

Find out more about our current council and our senior members.

Council Committees and Calendar 2017

The members' handbook "Council Committees and Calendar 2017" is now available. It's an invaluable source of information for both ICE members and staff. The handbook also details our regional and international structure and provides ICE's key calendar of events and activities for the year ahead.

Download the Council Committees and Calendar

ICE President

Our president promotes the institution and the profession in the UK and around the world. ICE has a different president every year.

Professor Tim Broyd

Professor Tim Broyd BSc PhD CEng FREng FICE FRSA, President 2016 - 17

Tim Broyd is a Fellow of the ICE, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He is Director of the UCL Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment.

A civil engineer by batchelor's and research degrees, as well as experience, Tim has worked as a practitioner and director of research and development in industry, the public sector and academia. He has held research, technical and corporate management roles in industry and universities together with voluntary service on various strategic panels for government departments, research funders and universities. His interests include the combined impacts of technology and process innovations coupled with behavioural change in the development and implementation of new ways of working. Particular activity areas include digital engineering (including BIM), holistic understanding of the sustainability of infrastructure and the development of systems approaches to infrastructure.

Amongst many other things, Tim was a founder member of the UK Government BIM Task Group. He has recently commenced Chairing a Water and Wastewater Resilience Action Group, on behalf of the entire UK Water Sector.

Vice presidents

The president is supported by a senior vice president (who chairs the Executive Board) and six vice presidents. Our Council selects three of the vice presidents and the senior vice president to be future presidents.

  • Professor Lord Mair CBE FREng FICE FRS, Senior Vice President

    Professor Lord Mair

    Robert was appointed Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Cambridge University in 1998. He is now the Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering. In 2011 he became Chief Engineering Adviser to the Laing O'Rourke Group and Chairman of their Engineering Excellence Group.

    As well as working on many international tunnelling and deep excavation projects, Robert has been closely involved with the Jubilee Line Extension for London Underground, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (now HS1) and Crossrail.

    Robert was Senior Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering 2008-11 and was awarded the ICE Gold Medal in 2004 and the President's Medal in 2013.

    He was Chairman of the Royal Society/Royal Academy of Engineering Report on Review of Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing for the Government, published in 2012. More recently, he became Chairman of the newly formed Science Advisory Council of the Department for Transport.

    In October 2015 he was appointed to the House of Lords as an independent crossbencher. As a crossbencher, Robert will owe no allegiance to a political party and will maintain the ability to take part in legislative debates free of party considerations.

  • Andrew Wolstenholme OBE FREng BSc CEng FICE FRICS, Vice President Finance

    Andrew Wolstenholme

    Andrew graduated from Southampton University in 1981 with a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering.

    Following five years in the army and 10 years with Arup, Andrew joined the airport operator BAA plc in 1997 as Construction Director for the Heathrow Express rail link. He went on to lead the delivery of the £4.3bn Terminal 5 programme and became BAA's Director of Capital projects running the £10bn development programme across seven UK airports.

    From there Andrew joined the Balfour Beatty Group in 2009 as Director of Innovation and Strategic Capability. Andrew joined Crossrail as its Chief Executive Officer in 2011.

    Andrew is co-Chair of the Construction Leadership Council.

  • Andrew Wyllie CBE FREng, MBA, BSc CEng FICE CCMI, Vice President International

    Andrew Wyllie

    Andrew is Chief Executive of Costain Group PLC, one of the UK's leading engineering solution providers. Prior to taking up this role in 2005, he worked for Taylor Woodrow where he was Managing Director of the construction business and was a member of the Group Executive Committee.

    He worked for several years on a variety of major contracts in Saudi Arabia, Ghana, the Falklands and Malaysia, as well as projects in the United Kingdom.

    In addition, Andrew is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Scottish Water which is the UK's fourth largest water utility providing a service to five million customers in Scotland.

    Andrew has an MBA from London Business School, is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Directors and the British American Project. He is also a member of the CBI Construction Council and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.

    Andrew was awarded a CBE for services to Construction and Engineering.

  • Ed McCann – BEng (Hons) MSc CEng FICE MCIWEM FRSA, Vice President Learned Society

    Ed McCann

    Ed graduated from Imperial College London in 1989 with a degree in Civil Engineering. During twelve years with Binnie & Partners he obtained a Master's Degree in Hydraulic Engineering and worked on some fifty infrastructure projects all over the world.

    He joined Expedition Engineering in 2002 where he has been the Project Director for many projects including the multi award winning Infinity Bridge and the Olympic 2012 Velodrome. Ed was instrumental in the growth and development of Expedition from a "back bedroom start-up" to Building Magazine's Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2012.

    In 2009 Ed co-founded the Useful Simple Trust and gifted his shareholding in Expedition to the Trust for the benefit of the employees. He is now the Chair of the Board of Directors responsible for the five companies within the Trust.

    Ed has been actively involved in design education since 1999. He is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Innovation at University College London and Strathclyde University.

    Ed lectures widely and has also made some 35 Television programs on civil engineering.

  • Kyle Clough BEng, CEng, CEnv, FICE, RPP MAPM, Vice President Membership

    Kyle Clough

    Kyle has over 25 years wide-ranging experience of civil engineering and programme management within the water and marine, tunnels, highways and rail sectors. He has been Regional Chair for the East Midlands region and on UKRAC, before joining ICE Council, Executive Board and becoming a reviewer on the Fellowship Panel.

  • Rachel Skinner – BSc (Hons) MSc (Eng) CEng FICE MCIHT TPP, Vice President Public Voice

    Rachel Skinner

    Rachel is Director, Development for WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff, a chartered engineer, a Fellow and elected member of Council for the Institution of Civil Engineers. She chaired the ICE London Region in 2010/11 and is now Chair of its Transport Expert Network.

    In 2016, Rachel was named as one of The Telegraph's inaugural Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering.

    She has authored and co-authored recent publications on autonomous vehicles and place-making, digital technology and its potential for infrastructure, industry innovation and collaboration.

    Having held prior roles as UK Director of Transportation Planning and European Director of Marketing and Communications, Rachel is now involved with major contracts for both public and private sector clients in London and elsewhere in the UK. Rachel is also a founding Board member of the Women's Transportation Seminar in London and was its elected President from 2009-2013.

  • Zara Lamont OBE FICE FCIOB, Vice President UK Regions

    Zara Lamont

    Working for Carillion, Zara leads a team of change professionals responsible for delivering more value from a customer's perspective.

    Her experience in leading industry change through the Construction Best Practice Programme have helped her vision to become a reality. Working with the HA Lean Team, Zara has successfully rolled out lean thinking across the Group, resulting in Carillion achieving the top lean maturity score.

    Zara's main aim is efficiency and value for customers, whether members or other professionals. This will help ICE to be seen as forward-thinking and relevant to modern society.

General members

There are 15 general members on the ICE Council. General members are individual members who are not linked with any particular constituency. Their role is to communicate with members, represent the views and policies of the Council, and receive feedback from members. *Member of the Executive Board.

  • Jeffrey Ashurst

    Jeffrey Ashurst CEng FICE MCIWEM CWEM MAPM

  • John Robert Beck

    John Robert Beck MBA CEng FICE FRICS MCIArb DipLaw

  • David Caiden

    David Caiden BSc CEng FICE FHKIE FIEAust FASCE ACIArb PE

  • Jennifer Frances Cooke

    Jennifer Frances Cooke MEng CEng MICE

  • Andrew George McNaughton

    Andrew George McNaughton FREng CEng FICE

  • Yvonne Murphy

    Yvonne Murphy BEng (Hons) CEng MICE

  • Neil Christer Duncan Sandberg

    *Neil Christer Duncan Sandberg BSc (Hons) MBA CEng FICE

  • Gareth John Walker

    Gareth John Walker BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE

  • Steven Balliston

    Steven Balliston HND EngTech MICE

  • Denise Ann Bower

    Denise Ann Bower PhD BEng CEng FICE FAPM

  • Kate Cairns

    Kate Cairns BEng (Hons) DIC MSc CEng FICE

  • Teresa June Frost

    Teresa June Frost IEng FICE

  • Emer Marie Murnaghan

    *Emer Marie Murnaghan OBE BEng CEng MICE MIW CEnv

  • Helen Julia Samuels

    Helen Julia Samuels BEng (Hons) MSc CEng FICE

  • Jane Victoria Smallman

    *Jane Victoria Smallman BSc (Hons) PhD FICE

Regional members

There are 13 regional members on Council (including Hong Kong). Regional members communicate with members from their regions to represent the views and policies of the Council. They also receive feedback from members in their regions. *Member of the Executive Board.

International members

There are four international members on Council, representing Europe (non-UK), Americas, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific (non-Hong Kong). International members communicate with members from their countries to represent the views and policies of the Council. They also receive feedback from members in their countries.

  • Richard John Giffen BEng (Hons) PE FASCE CEng FICE

    Richard John Giffen BEng (Hons) PE FASCE CEng FICE
    Americas, 2017

  • Timothy John Warren BEng Hons FICE MIHT MIPENZ DMS

    *Timothy John Warren BEng Hons FICE MIHT MIPENZ DMS
    Asia Pacific - non Hong Kong, 2017

Graduate members

There are three graduate members on Council. Their role is to contribute to the Council’s work so it can represent our younger members and keep them interested in ICE and civil engineering.

  • Zakiyya Adam MEng

    Zakiyya Adam MEng

  • Nicola Elizabeth

    Nicola Elizabeth ROBINS MEng (Hons)

  • Emily Clare Bonner BA (Hons) MEng

    Emily Clare Bonner BA (Hons) MEng

Council vacancies

The ballot for 2017 has now closed. Vacancies for 2018 will be posted in November 2017.

Elections results

Results for the 2017 Council Elections were announced at our AGM on 18 July. 13 new Council members were elected to take the Institution forward:

General members

  • Karen Britton MEng (Hons) CEng MICE
  • Emma Kent MEng (Hons) CEng MICE MIStructE
  • Gareth Walker MSc BEng (Hons) CEng MICE

Regional members

  • Hong Kong: Patrick Chan BSc (Eng) MBA PhD CEng FICE MIStructE FHKIE
  • North East: Stephen Larkin BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE
  • East Midlands: Claire Louise Greenwood BEng (Hons) CEng FICE MCIHT CMgr FCMI
  • West Midlands: Joanne Haskins BEng DIS IEng MICE
  • Wales: Geoff Ogden BEng (Hons) CEng CEnv FICE

International members

  • Americas: Richard Giffen BEng (Hons) CEng FICE
  • Middle East and Africa: Mark Jamieson BEng (Hons) CEng FICE
  • Asia Pacific(non HK): Matthew James Colton BEng (Hons) CEng FICE CPPM MAIPM MAICD

Graduate member

  • Zoë Henderson MEng GMICE

Newly elected members will take office from 7 November 2017. They will share an important responsibility with members already on Council to help ICE achieve our long-term goals for civil engineering.

Congratulations and welcome to our new Council members.

Further information

If you would like to find out more about Council nominations, please contact the Council Office on +44 (0)20 7665 2002/2077 or at

Voting method

ICE uses the Electoral Reform Services (ERS) to manage our ballot process so the votes are secure.

The ballot is run online for most members. The ERS only sends out a paper ballot when:

  • A member has 'opted in' to receive a postal ballot
  • A member has not provided ICE with an email address

Opting out of online voting

To opt out of online voting:

  • Go to your MyICE profile
  • Click on the + sign next to ‘Ballot & Voting Options’ and tick the box to request the postal vote

Information and contacts

If you'd like to find out more about the Council election, please contact the Council Office on +44 (0)20 7665 2077/2002 or at