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ICE Council

The Trustees are supported by a Council, who are directly elected by ICE members. As the pinnacle of the Learning Society, Council drives the agenda by being the key decision-making body with respect to the ICE’s learned society activity.

How does our council work?

The Council has an essential role in representing the views of the membership to the Trustee Board and supporting the Trustees to ensure ICE is considered a global centre of excellence championing the role civil engineering plays at the heart of society.

The Council is the pinnacle of the Learning Society and meets regularly to debate issues of relevance to civil engineering, the Institution and society, to set the agenda for the Institution’s learned society activity.

More details on the duties, responsibilities and composition of Council can be found in the Council Terms of Reference.

Council meetings

The minutes for past meetings can be accessed here.

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View Council documents

Meet our council

Council is made up of 38 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.

Council members serve for three years and are directly elected by the membership.

The following may attend Council meetings as observers if they are not otherwise Council members:

  • Chair, Early Careers Network (ECNet);
  • Chair, Thomas Telford Ltd;
  • Any ICE member, under prior arrangement with the Governance Office and subject to available space.

Our president promotes the institution and the profession in the UK and around the world. ICE has a different president every year. The President’s calendar, including past and forthcoming events, can be accessed online by ICE members.

Further detail on the President’s responsibilities and duties are set out in the President’s terms of reference.

There are 38 members on the ICE Council. The President chairs the Council and the following are Council members. Members serve until the November of the year shown.

Professor Anusha Shah BEng MSc CEng FICE Hon Prof Hon DEng

159th ICE President

She is a senior director for Resilient Cities and UK Climate Adaptation lead at Arcadis, and currently seconded to the Effiage, Kier, Ferrovial and BAM Nuttall joint venture on High Speed 2 as senior director of Environmental Consents. An ICE Fellow, she is also a non-executive director at the Met Office, and a trustee at the Green Alliance board. Anusha completed a Royal Academy of Engineering visiting professor stint at King’s College London on Climate Adaptation, Sustainability, and Inclusive Design.

In 2021, she was conferred an Honorary Professorship for knowledge transfer by the University of Wolverhampton and a Doctorate for services to climate change in engineering by the University of East London. In addition, Anusha is a Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh and has been invited to give lectures at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

With a specialisation in Water and Environmental Engineering, with over 23 years’ experience in designing, managing and leading projects and programmes both in the UK and internationally, Anusha has worked with the government, NGOs, consultants, contractors, regulator, and utility companies. She has led various multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural projects on water, environment, flood risk management, mining and rail.

Anusha has previously been Chair of the Thames Estuary Partnership Board, a charity working towards sustainable management of the Thames Estuary. She has been involved with the ICE for several years in various guises. In addition to her role on the Trustee Board, she is a passionate member of the ICE Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Panel. Prior to that she was Co-Chair of ICE London and South-East Diversity Task Force. In 2010 Anusha was the youngest and first female Chair of ICE London Region, and has been a Non-Executive Director of the Thomas Telford Ltd Board, Member of the Executive Board, and Member of both the Research and Development Panel, and Qualifications Panel.

Her passion for nature runs through everything she does. She works with various industry NetZero and climate change groups and represent Arcadis at the London Climate Change Partnership, London First and 50L Home Coalition of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. She has written extensively on water, climate change, diversity, equity and inclusion topics for national and international publications. Anusha is honoured to have this dedication recognised by a number of industry awards including 2020 - Top 50 UK Women Engineers Sustainability Award and CECA FIR Inspiring Engineers Award 2019. She is regularly invited to panel discussions, media interviews and asked to deliver keynote speeches. In 2020, Anusha was named as one of the UK’s leading BAME voices on climate change by Climate Reframe.

Anusha Shah

Professor Jim Hall FREng BEng MA PhD CEng FICE

Senior Vice President
Professor Jim Hall

Keith Howells FREng CEng FICE FCIWEM

Immediate Past President
Keith Howells


North West (2024)

Regional Member

Jeffrey Ashurst

Yvonne Aust CEng MICE

West Midlands (2024)

Regional Member

Yvonne Aust

Rebecca Barkham MEng GMICE MWES

Graduate Member (2024)
Rebecca Barkham

Edward Bingham CEng FICE

East Midlands (2024)

Regional Member

Edward Bingham

Philip Brown BEng CEng FICE

Northern Ireland (2024)

Regional Member

Philip Brown

Gillian Castka BEng MSc CEng MICE MHKIE

General Member (2025)
Gillian Castka

David Coles CDir CEng FICE FIOD

General Member (2024)
David Coles

Yuli (Chaido) Doulala-Rigby BEng MSc CEng FICE

General Member (2025)
Yuli (Chaido) Doulala-Rigby

Serena Gough GMICE

General Member (2026)
Serena Gough

Beth Griffiths EngTech MICE

General Member (2025)
Beth Griffiths

Tina Gunnarsson MEng CEng MICE

General Member (2025)
Tina Gunnarsson

Benjamin Alexander Hamer BSc CEng FICE

General Member (2025)
Benjamin Alexander Hamer

Tim Harman MEng CEng FICE

General Member (2025)
Tim Harman

Susan Hawkes EngTech MICE

South East England (2025)

Regional Member

Susan Hawkes

David Hirst BEng (Hons) MBA CEng FICE FEI

Yorkshire & Humber (2025)

Regional Member

David Hirst

Ken Ho JP FICE FHKIE RPE (Geotechnical) RPE (Civil) ACGI BSc(Eng) DIC MSc CEng EurIng

Hong Kong (2026)

Regional Member

Ken Ho

Dr Sabih Khisaf MSc PhD Eur Ing CEng FICE

Middle East & Africa (2026)

Regional Member

Dr Sabih Khisaf

Gerald Knights MEng (Hons) MSc DIC CEng FICE

General Member (2026)
Gerald Knights

George Lance MEng (Hons) CEng NECReg MICE

Wales (2026)

Regional Member

George Lance


Americas (2026)

International Member

Julian Lineham

Jose M. Lores BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE

Europe & Central Asia (2025)

International Member

Jose Lores


London (2026)

Regional Member

Phebe Mann

Jim Martin MEng CEng FICE FIStructE

General Member (2024)
Jim Martin

Yvonne Murphy BEng (Hons) CEng CEnv FICE CMgr MCMI

General Member (2026)
Yvonne Murphy

Elizabeth Orchard MEng A.U.S CEng MICE

East of England (2025)

Regional Member

Elizabeth Orchard

Professor Priti Parikh MPhil PhD CEng FICE FRSA

General Member (2024)
Dr Priti Parikh

Lucy Rew BEng (Hons) MSc CEng FICE

General Member (2024)
Lucy Rew

Steven Graeme Robertson BSc (Hons) CEng MICE

Scotland (2025)

Regional Member

Steven Robertson

Oana Sala MEng GMICE

Graduate Member (2025)
Oana Sala

Lucinda Smith BA MBA CEng MICE

General Member (2026)
Lucinda Smith

Ivor Thomas BEng LLB CEng FICE

General Member (2024)
Ivor Thomas

Katy Toms MEng CEng MICE

South West (2024)

Regional Member

Katy Toms

Sally Walters MEng MPHil CEng FICE

General Member (2026)
Sally Walters

Robert White BEng(Hons) PGDipBA, CEng, CPEng (Aus) FICE, FEngNZ, FIEAust, CMInstD

Asia Pacific-non-HK (2026)

International Member

Robert White

Graham Yates BEng (Hons) CEng MICE

North East (2026)

Regional Member

Graham Yates

ICE Council Elections 2024

Our members around the world elect ICE's Council members. We hold elections every year when about one third of Council member seats are available. These places are usually for a three-year term, to replace members whose term of service has finished.

2024 ICE Council vacancies

The vacancies for the council elections are as follows:

  • Five General
  • Five Regional
  • One Graduate
Vacancies Elected by Candidate eligibility criteria Sponsor requirements
5 general members Professionally qualified members worldwide

Fellow and Member (to include Chartered, Incorporated and Technician grades)

(not open to graduate or student members)

5 sponsors per candidate

Members may sponsor up to two candidates

Sponsors can be from ICE Fellow and Member (to include Chartered, Incorporated and Technician grades)

5 regional members

Vacancies for this year are within:

  • East Midlands
  • West Midlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • North West
  • South West

Professionally qualified members in the relevant region

Fellow and Member (to include Chartered, Incorporated and Technician grades)

Candidates must have voting rights in the relevant region.

(not open to graduate or student members)

5 sponsors per candidate

Members may sponsor up to two candidates

Sponsors can be from ICE Fellow and Member (to include Chartered, Incorporated and Technician grades)

Sponsors must have voting rights in the relevant region

1 graduate member Graduate members

ICE Graduate Member

(not open to student members)

5 sponsors per candidate from ICE graduate members
Election timetable

The election will run from 03 June to 09 July 2024.  The result will be announced on Tuesday 16 July 2024 at the institution’s Annual General Meeting.

The candidates for the 2024 election are as follows:

General Candidates

  • Stuart Allen
  • Marcos Armas
  • Simon Wanklyn
  • Carlos de Frietas
  • Anisa Koci
  • Antonios Palatianos

Regional Candidates

  • East Midlands – Gráinne Murray
  • East Midlands – Jonathan Simons
  • Northern Ireland – Chris Caves (uncontested)
  • North West – John Bridgeman (uncontested)
  • South West England – David Clegg (uncontested)
  • West Midlands – Rhiannon Evans (uncontested)

Graduate Candidates

  • Eleanor Lawton
  • Ruth Marsden
  • Cheng Chun Wing
  • Anastasios Andrianopoulos
  • Stephan Rapley

Members are encouraged to read the candidate statements before voting:

Voting method

ICE uses the Civica Election Services (CES) to manage our ballot process so the votes are secure.

The ballot is run online for most members. CES 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.
Further information

ICE voting Members will directly elect members to the trustee board. Further details can be found on the trustee board webpage.

Do you have any questions?

If you would like to find out more about our elections, please contact the Governance Office on: