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Election of four general members to the ICE Council 2017
Names are listed in alphabetical order. Instructions on registering your vote online are included in the covering email or on the ballot paper for those receiving a postal vote.
"My aims as Council member will be to promote and support development of strategy and policies, representing views and interests of Membership as well as maintenance of technical and professional standards in both qualification and practice…"
Joining the Institution as a Graduate Member in 2001, I became part of my local Branch, and subsequently undertook a number of roles, culminating in Regional Chair 2013/14. At a national level, I continued my influence through implementation of Company Champions and led the regional response to State of the Nation 2014. I continue my SCE role as Fellow, mentoring graduates, technicians and engineers developing their careers. I am also part of the Transport Professional Interest Network (PIN).
My career has been within the Highways Sector, delivering large, multidisciplinary projects for major Clients. This has included delivery of Smart Motorways, consulting and advising on standards as technical lead and PM. I have been an active member of AECOM Employee Forum for 5 years. From this experience I bring qualities of leadership, collaboration and inclusive membership consultation.
My aims as Council member will be to promote and support development of strategy and policies, representing views and interests of Membership as well as maintenance of technical and professional standards in both qualification and practice, whilst continuing to be an exemplary role model of the Institution. I will also represent members in "wilderness years" with little involvement in ICE affairs, balancing work and family.
Strategic Highways Sector Operations Manager UK&I, AECOM
Proposed by Anna Townsend, Kyle Clough, Paviter Phull, Ian Bamforth, William Kemp
"Why vote for me?
I am a proud Civil Engineer, passionate about our industry. I work for AECOM as an Associate Director in the Transportation team.
Why vote for me?
I served on the ICE Council from 2003-2006, I understand how the ICE works and believe I could make a real contribution to its continued success.
My technical specialism is aviation. If you would like to know more, please visit my linked in profile. www.linkedin.com/in/karen-britton.
I would be sincerely grateful for your vote!
Associate Director Transportation, AECOM
Proposed by Quentin Leiper, Douglas Oakervee, Teresa Frost, David Orr, Richard Coackley
"…Having promoted the value of engineering skills and training throughout Network Rail, I believe I am well placed to articulate how ICE can work with members and employers to live up to our charitable purpose…"
As Lead Supervising Civil Engineer for Network Rail's London North East Route, I'm proud to help colleagues achieve their professional qualifications, from mentoring graduates to hosting in-house Career Appraisal workshops and improving support for EngTech candidates. Having promoted the value of engineering skills and training throughout Network Rail, I believe I am well placed to articulate how ICE can work with members and employers to live up to our charitable purpose: to promote the art and science of civil engineering for the benefit of society.
Since joining Council in November 2014, I have championed diversity at all levels, including developing the idea of ICE's "Civils Comeback" returnship scheme to support people returning to technical roles after a career break. This has now been running for over 12 months.
If re-elected, my aims will be to:
Senior Asset Engineer (Geotechnical Renewals), Network Rail
Proposed by Colin Newsome, Jonathan Wright, Denise Bower, Damian Kilburn, Mark Calvert
"My aim as a member of Council would be to promote and encourage:
- Training and development especially at Technician level …"
- Promoting the importance of the GOLD standard and Internationally recognised title of 'Chartered Civil Engineer'…"
My aim as a member of Council would be to promote and encourage:
A member since my student days at Portsmouth University in 1984, I have served on Local Association Committees in the Middle East and more locally within the Thames Valley. I am a Supervising Civil Engineer and have been for many years as well as running PBA's Company Training scheme. I am a STEM Ambassador and regularly support local schools in many and varied events as well as personally mentoring students. I am a Lead Reviewer and Auditor for the Professional Reviews.
My career has been mainly in the field of Civil Engineering Infrastructure Development. I am based in the Head Office in Reading where I run a number of multi-disciplinary projects.
Director, Peter Brett Associates
Proposed by Jean Venables, David Balmforth, Geoff French, Alan Bromage, Alan Hayes
"My aim if elected…will be to promote and encourage:
Since leaving college and joining an apprenticeship with West Sussex County Council in Highways and Transport, I have enjoyed a fascinating and rewarding career in civil engineering for the last 12 years. During my time at WSCC, I have worked within various aspects of the highways team. I am currently a Senior Engineer within the County Council's Implementation Team working on delivering highway improvements associated with new developments in the county.
I am committed to growing ICE membership and raising the profile of the ICE and Technician members. I am actively involved in South East England region having recently taken on the role of Honorary Regional Secretary. Prior to this I was Technician committee member for the region. While in that role, I developed new ways of engaging with Technicians. This includes arranging a series of events for Technician and potential Technician members to network and learn about the ICE.
My aim if elected as a member of Council will be to promote and encourage:
Senior Engineer, West Sussex County Council
Proposed by Norman Brent, Alan Hayes, Stewart Biggs, Timothy Kermode, Samuel Best
"…I am passionate about connecting our people's knowledge, skills and experience to improve engineering at every level, from inspiring primary school teaching to shaping big infrastructure projects...If elected, my priorities are U19 education and financial longevity".
I'm passionate about making the most of the ICE's established, respected voice to ensure engineering continues to be one of the UK's strongest professions. I've been involved in the ICE since university; I am passionate about connecting our people's knowledge, skills and experience to improve engineering at every level, from inspiring primary school teaching to shaping big infrastructure projects.
As a contractor, designer and client in a variety of sectors Water, Highways, Rail, Telecoms, Military and Nuclear in the North West, South West and South East means I understand the economic pressures on our industry and demands of our infrastructure. I have made significant achievements from taking charge of making collaboration happen to ensuring that the tax-payer has received a best value deals.
Whilst ICE GSNC Chairman I established the mentor of the year award, initiated name change GSNC to GSNet, championed recognition for Graduates, and installed the Vice-Chairs. As Benevolent Fund Trustee I ensured the funds investments were divested against a business case. As NW Chairman I improved visibility of ICE in the region. As SW Honorary Treasurer I over saw the budget reductions maintaining delivery.
If elected, my priorities are U19 education and financial longevity.
Partner, PHB Engineering and Consulting LLP
Proposed by Warren Bradley, Paul Oliver, Jon Goddard, Teresa Frost, John Mather
"…I have proven success in 3 Regulatory environments, Nuclear, Rail and Water…My strength is providing leadership and connectivity across a number of sector platforms through collaborative working relationships at Board level and with government".
I have a wide experience of developing, leading and managing multi-discipline high profile Capital Investment Programmes and organisations within both public and private sectors, that seek strategic level policy making, engineering excellence, complementary interpersonal, influencing and Leadership skills. On completing 3 years as a Member of the Board of the Major Projects Association and Chair of its Programme Committee, I was awarded an Honorary Membership.
Complementarily, I was awarded an Honorary Fellowship and Life-Time Membership with the Association for Project Management. During the last 35 years, I have worked extensively within the Nuclear and Infrastructure sectors holding senior management roles in both. I have proven success in 3 Regulatory environments, Nuclear, Rail and Water. I sit on the NW Nuclear Forum Steering Group, Constructing Excellence Nuclear Theme Group and Constructing Excellence Manchester Executive.
I have served on a number of Institutional Boards, currently the Chair – ICE Manchester, Chair – Nuclear Institute Digital-SIG, member of ICE Northern Powerhouse Committee and have represented those Institutions with the Construction Industry Council. My strength is providing leadership and connectivity across a number of sector platforms through collaborative working relationships at Board level and with government.
Director, Sunbeam Management Solutions
Proposed by Jeff Ashurst, John Beck, Jason Hyde, John Gatheral, Peter Hansford
"If elected to Council, I would bring:…
I have been involved with the ICE from the outset of my career, having received a QUEST scholarship when I started my Civil Engineering degree at the University of Nottingham. In 2008, I was awarded the NCE Graduate of the Year award. In 2009, I joined the Editorial Advisory Panel for "Civil Engineering", the flagship journal of the Proceedings of the ICE, and was appointed Chairman of the Panel in 2014. In 2011, I moved to Sydney, Australia, where I helped reinvigorate the ICE in New South Wales and co-Chaired the Graduates & Students committee. Since returning to the UK in 2013, I have acted as a Delegated Engineer and mentor for engineers working towards Chartered status.
Professionally, I am a Chartered member of ICE and IStructE. I lead a team of engineers in a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy.
If elected to Council, I would bring:
Associate (Structural Engineering), Cundall
Proposed by Peter Bonfield, Andrew Martin, Tony Caccavone, John Jordan, Matthew Colton
"I wish to become a Council Member to keenly promote and encourage:
I am currently Chairman of the Institution of Civil Engineers Wales Cymru and have been associated with the Welsh Region of the Institution for more than twenty years. I have been a Supervising Civil Engineer for ten years as I passionate in encouraging the next generation of engineers to enjoy their careers and leave a meaningful legacy. I often present on the topic of environment and sustainability to local graduates, students, practicing and retired engineers.
My employment has been as an environmental engineer and project director. I have extensive experience work both in the UK and Overseas, on projects large and small. Currently, I am a Development Director ensuring that professional design services are delivered to an exceptional standard. To the role of Council Member, I would bring my managerial skills along with my ability to collaborate and partner.
I wish to become a Council Member to keenly promote and encourage:
Development Director, Mott MacDonald
Proposed by Keith Jones, Geoff Ogden, Keith Howells, Richard Griffiths, Hywel Jones
"As Civil Engineers, we have the ability to transform people's life…I am excited about the Institution's approach to membership as it presents opportunities to develop our skills base…I am passionate about supporting graduates and apprentices…"
As Civil Engineers, we have the ability to transform people's life and our society. ICE has embraced broadening our membership base to better deliver infrastructure using digital transformation.
I am excited about the Institution's approach to membership as it presents opportunities to develop our skills base.
I have been associated with the Institution since 1990 joining my regional G&S Committee as a Student member, becoming Chairman in 1994. I also represented NI on the National G&S Committee, undertaking the role of Honorary Secretary in 1994. Since 2010 I have held various roles on ICE NI's Regional Committee.
I am passionate about supporting graduates and apprentices in achieving their goals. I do this through my roles as a SCE within AECOM and an ICE Reviewer.
I have 25 years experience working on major infrastructure projects and in the Water sector. I am currently a Project Manager in AECOM delivering a programme of works. I consider that the skill sets developed throughout my career will be advantageous in carrying out the role of a Council Member.
If elected, I will endeavour to actively participate in Council proceedings and engage with the membership as required.
Project Manager, Program Cost and Consultancy, AECOM
Proposed by Adrian Long, David Orr, David Porter, Emer Murnaghan, Stephen Heaney
"…My aim as a member of Council will be to promote and encourage Professional Qualifications across all grades and via all routes as well as to encourage greater cooperation across the whole of the Built Environment".
I am a hard-working Fellow, Supervising Civil Engineer and Registered Mentor, and strongly believe in supporting engineers throughout their careers. I run CMNA, working to support the development needs of Professionals.
I did not follow the standard route to Chartership and feel that I can use this to support the broadening Membership Agenda, recognising the ability of a wide range of Professionals to meet the standards set by the Institution for Membership regardless of their backgrounds.
Overseas collaborations have always been a strong feature of my work, notably in Southern Africa, the Middle East, India, South East Asia and Australia/New Zealand. I feel well connected to the International aspirations of the Institution and have direct experience of working on a global basis both in employment and as a volunteer for the Institution.
A major challenge of the profession relates to the need to meet the aspirations of our colleagues and the needs of our clients, and the inherent diversity of both groups. My aim as a member of Council will be to promote and encourage Professional Qualifications across all grades and via all routes as well as to encourage greater cooperation across the whole of the Built Environment.
Professional Development Manager, CMNA
Proposed by Steve Mitchell, Peter Hallsworth, Robert Dunn, Christopher Nason, Ray Hulse
"As a councillor, my priorities would be:
I am a 31 year old Senior Engineer working for Arcadis. I live in North-Wales and work in the North-West. I would be honoured to represent our members on ICE council. My ICE involvement began when I received a Quest scholarship in 2004. Subsequent roles include Chairman's Apprentice, Cheshire Branch Chairman and North-West Regional Chair 2013/14.
The latter involved representing 6000 engineers and delivering improvements in membership communications, engagement and event quality. I energise committees and promote open-minded and visible leadership.
As a designer in the rail sector I have worked from graduate up to senior engineer, becoming chartered in 2013. My project experience ranges from small bridges in Staffordshire and Cumbria, to award winning station redevelopments in Manchester, and large multi-disciplinary projects in London. I strongly advocate education and development, having mentored many Year in Industry students. Currently I work as a project manager on the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme.
As a councillor, my priorities would be:
I will listen, engage and challenge, to create a better Institution for all.
Senior Engineer, Arcadis
Proposed by Mac Algita, Richard Coackley, Geoff French, John Gatheral, Peter Hallsworth
"…I will work hard to ensure we:…
Monitor, evaluate, and direct the activities of our Institution to ensure that what was promised is delivered, and is making a real improvement to the membership, new and old…"
An influential leader and negotiator, I have worked in Europe, the Middle East, and South East Asia for large private and publicly traded multi-national, complex organisations in the infrastructure engineering and construction sector, on complex mega-projects. I am a believer in continuing professional development and the need for the Institution to stay relevant.
As a member of Council I will work hard to ensure we:
Over the years I have developed my leadership abilities in project delivery, operating at a strategic level giving guidance, direction, and developing and implementing tactics.
I believe that with this experience I can help make a difference to our Institution and will gladly accept the accountability that comes with this position.
General Manager, Alfasi Constructions (Hong Kong) Limited
Proposed by Archibald Blair, Douglas Oakervee, Lucio Polito, Anthony O'Donnell, Zudi Wang
"…I would genuinely relish the opportunity to bring my experience and expertise to the role of general Council Member with a view to:
Since becoming Chartered in 1987, I have played an active role in the Institution as an SCE, senior Reviewer, previous Chair of ICE West Midlands, Chair of Edinburgh Area Branch and Panel Member for the Exemptions and Recognitions Panel. These roles have given me considerable knowledge of the Institution and its values, which I have promoted to members, students, schoolchildren and the wider public.
My career encompasses Highways, Flood Risk Management, Water and Sewage Treatment and Coastal Defence. I currently work as Quality Manager for the Employer's Delivery Team on the Forth Replacement Crossing, where I seek to ensure exemplar standards as the project nears completion.
My commitment to diversifying the industry is exemplified by the fact that two of my four daughters have become civil engineers! However, I would genuinely relish the opportunity to bring my experience and expertise to the role of general Council Member with a view to:
Regional Quality Manager, Jacobs
Proposed by Gordon Masterton, Stanley Falconer, Iain Murray, Lawrence Shackman, Anusha Shah
"I am passionate about our profession and am proud of my service on Council. I will continue to champion your interests and help ensure that the Institution is prepared for the challenges of the future..."
My aim on Council is to help build an Institution that its members can be proud of. I believe that public service lies at the heart of our profession and the Institution exists to lead that profession. It is only by being diverse, outward-looking and innovative that we can hope to maintain the public's trust in us to deliver engineering solutions of the future.
I am acutely aware of the need for civil engineers to take a leading role in society, having spent time in post-conflict environments and witnessed at first-hand the impact of failing infrastructure. I became Chartered in 2008 after secondments with Costain and Jacobs and have extensive experience of leading multi-disciplined project teams in the UK and on operations, as well as providing infrastructure advice to decision-makers at every level.
I am passionate about our profession and am proud of my service on Council. I will continue to champion your interests and help ensure that the Institution is prepared for the challenges of the future. I believe that we are on the right path, but must work harder to lead the change that our members expect and society deserves.
Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Engineers
Proposed by Roy Serevena, Christopher Adams, Peter Quaite, Stephen Hunt, Peter Cartmill