General member candidates

Election of four general members to the ICE Council 2017

Details of candidates

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.

  • Edward Bingham BEng (Hons) PGCert CEng FICE

    Edward Bingham BEng (Hons) PGCert CEng FICE

    "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

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  • Karen Britton MEng (Hons) CEng MICE

    Karen Britton MEng (Hons) CEng MICE

    "Why vote for me?

    • I would like to engage and inspire society in a ways never tried before by our profession. I am particularly passionate about reaching two of our most challenging audiences: children and politicians!...".

    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 would like to engage and inspire society in a ways never tried before by our profession. I am particularly passionate about reaching two of our most challenging audiences: children and politicians!
    • As an optimistic Millennial, I represent young people who need, now more than ever, an Institution that will represent all ages, genders, nationalities, orientations and belief systems.
    • I am excited and impatient to see the disruptive change brought by emerging technological advances and will challenge the ICE to embrace new opportunities.
    • As a "returner" (I enjoyed extended maternity to care for my three children and have now returned to the industry as a senior leader, working reduced hours,) I represent one of our most under-represented professional groups.

    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

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  • Jenny Cooke MEng CEng MICE

    Jenny Cooke MEng CEng MICE

    "…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:

    • Explore how we can use engineering training to improve diversity in engineering teams.
    • Get more people involved with sharing knowledge through reinvigorating our knowledge communities.
    • Change public perceptions of civil engineering through ICE 200 and Shaping the World.
    • Put sustainability at the heart of everything we do, because we need essential infrastructure to work within the constraints of a finite planet.

    Senior Asset Engineer (Geotechnical Renewals), Network Rail
    Proposed by Colin Newsome, Jonathan Wright, Denise Bower, Damian Kilburn, Mark Calvert

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  • Steve Dellow BEng CEng CWEM FICE FCIWEM FCIHT MTPS

    Steve Dellow BEng CEng CWEM FICE FCIWEM FCIHT MTPS

    "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:

    • Training and development especially at Technician level where I have already organised and led in-house reviews
    • Ensuring that Civil Engineers and the ICE maximise their potential for Public Recognition through my Role as Vice Chair for Informing Opinion on the SEE Regional Committee
    • Promoting the importance of the GOLD standard and Internationally recognised title of 'Chartered Civil Engineer'
    • Continued active involvement in the Professional Review process to maintain standards and increase numbers

    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

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  • Bernadette Gledhill HNC EngTech MICE

    Bernadette Gledhill HNC EngTech MICE

    "My aim if elected…will be to promote and encourage:

    • Membership growth – To help continue to grow the ICE through all membership levels.
    • Technician Profile – To endorse technician member's worth as engineers, along with promoting Technician membership".

    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:

    • Membership growth – To help continue to grow the ICE through all membership levels.
    • Technician Profile – To endorse technician member's worth as engineers, along with promoting Technician membership.

    Senior Engineer, West Sussex County Council
    Proposed by Norman Brent, Alan Hayes, Stewart Biggs, Timothy Kermode, Samuel Best

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  • Phil Hardy-Bishop MEng (Hons) LLM CEng MICE

    Phil Hardy-Bishop MEng (Hons) LLM CEng MICE

    "…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

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  • Philip Isgar BSc CEng FICE FIStructE HonFAPM MCIHT MIMMM

    Philip Isgar BSc CEng FICE FIStructE HonFAPM MCIHT MIMMM

    "…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

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  • Emma Kent MEng (Hons) CEng MICE MIStructE

    Emma Kent MEng (Hons) CEng MICE MIStructE

    "If elected to Council, I would bring:…

    • Enthusiasm, drive, and a positive attitude towards change…
    • Passion for increasing civil engineers' commitments to a sustainable future
    • A wide outlook and network including connections to industry and other non-profit organisations".

    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:

    • Varied experience of the ICE in the UK and abroad
    • Enthusiasm, drive, and a positive attitude towards change
    • Commitment to developing the role of younger members in the governance of the Institution
    • Passion for increasing civil engineers' commitments to a sustainable future
    • A wide outlook and network including connections to industry and other non-profit organisations

    Associate (Structural Engineering), Cundall
    Proposed by Peter Bonfield, Andrew Martin, Tony Caccavone, John Jordan, Matthew Colton

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  • Stephen Lawrence BSc (Hons) MSc CEng CEnv FICE

    Stephen Lawrence BSc (Hons) MSc CEng CEnv FICE

    "I wish to become a Council Member to keenly promote and encourage:

    • Training and Professional development of all, from school age through to allowing retired engineers to pass on their knowledge and experience to the next generation;…"

    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:

    • Training and Professional development of all, from school age through to allowing retired engineers to pass on their knowledge and experience to the next generation;
    • The promotion of the Institution, across society; and
    • The leaving of an engineering legacy through consideration of wellbeing fit for the 21st Century.

    Development Director, Mott MacDonald
    Proposed by Keith Jones, Geoff Ogden, Keith Howells, Richard Griffiths, Hywel Jones

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  • Brenda O’Loan BEng (Hons) CEng MICE MAPM MIEI

    Brenda O’Loan BEng (Hons) CEng MICE MAPM MIEI

    "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

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  • Mike Rogers MSc BSc CEng CEnv FICE CGeol FGS

    Mike Rogers MSc BSc CEng CEnv FICE CGeol FGS

    "…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

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  • David Rowlinson MEng (Hons) CEng MICE

    David Rowlinson MEng (Hons) CEng MICE

    "As a councillor, my priorities would be:

    • Increasing the standing and influence of Civil Engineers in society.
    • Challenging London centric thinking.
    • Increasing support for engineering education and development programmes.
    • Improving the accessibility of membership services".

    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:

    • Increasing the standing and influence of Civil Engineers in society.
    • Challenging London centric thinking.
    • Increasing support for engineering education and development programmes.
    • Improving the accessibility of membership services.

    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

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  • Lee James Smollett LLM PGDip BTEC HNC IEng FICE

    Lee James Smollett LLM PGDip BTEC HNC IEng FICE

    "…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:

    1. Develop a strategy that gives us an Institution relevant to the Civil Engineers of today and tomorrow,
    2. 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, and
    3. Improve communication and media interaction to make our voices heard and change the public perception of Civil Engineers and increasing the recognition of the value Civil Engineers make to Society and Employers alike.

    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

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  • Alastair Templeton BSc (Hons) CEng FICE

    Alastair Templeton BSc (Hons) CEng FICE

    "…I would genuinely relish the opportunity to bring my experience and expertise to the role of general Council Member with a view to:

    • increasing the numbers and status of women in engineering and helping to diversify the profession…"

    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:

    • increasing the numbers and status of women in engineering and helping to diversify the profession.
    • improving post-professional qualification training and development for members in mid-career.
    • upholding the highly regarded professional standards of the Institution, whilst ensuring a 21st Century focus.

    Regional Quality Manager, Jacobs
    Proposed by Gordon Masterton, Stanley Falconer, Iain Murray, Lawrence Shackman, Anusha Shah

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  • Gareth Walker MSc BEng (Hons) CEng MICE

    Gareth Walker MSc BEng (Hons) CEng MICE

    "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

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