Regional member candidates

Election of a regional member to the ICE Council 2017

Details of candidates

Details of the candidates standing for regional member of the ICE council.

Regional candidates for the North East

  • Mike Chater BSc CEng FICE MIHT

    Mike Chater BSc CEng FICE MIHT

    "My aim as Regional Member of Council is…to encourage the development and care of civil engineers (and their dependents) wherever they are. I would love the opportunity to provide continuity in these challenging times, professionally and nationally".

    I have been associated with the Institution since graduation in 1973, taking roles on a Branch Committee, and as Association Secretary. I am in my second term on Council, currently as regional member for the North East, for which I am seeking re-election.

    I am an SCE and Reviewer, passionate about the effective development and mentoring of professional engineers at all stages of their careers.

    I am particularly proud to be involved with the ICE Benevolent Fund, as a visitor and a Trustee, including 3 years as Chairman.

    My employment has focused in highways and traffic engineering, both in local government and private practice. Currently I am employed by Atkins where I specialise in road safety. I seek to apply high professional standards and independence to the investigation and analysis of traffic behaviour.

    My aim as Regional Member of Council for the North East is, and will be, to promote civil engineering and the interests of the civil engineering community in the North East, and to encourage the development and care of civil engineers (and their dependents) wherever they are. I would love the opportunity to provide continuity in these challenging times, professionally and nationally.

    Senior Group Engineer, Atkins
    Proposed by Sean O'Rourke, Stephen Larkin, Sarah Kellerman, Graham Yates, David Chalk

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  • Stephen Larkin BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE

    Stephen Larkin BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE

    "It is extremely important that any 'regional' voice is a strong one. I have extensive experience as an active ICE member, serving on various committees, boards and panels. I have always canvassed the opinions of others…"
     

    I have been an active member of the ICE, at both local and national levels, since I joined as a student in 1989.

    Originally from South Wales, I have also lived and worked in London and Northern Ireland before moving to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2006.

    I trained under ICE Agreement and gained CEng MICE in the year 2000.

    I was an ICE Reviewer for six years, am currently an approved Mentor and chair the North East Region's Regional Advisory Board.

    I have been involved in Graduates and Students, Local Associations / Regions, the Transport Board and Council.

    Between 2006 and 2012 I was employed by the ICE as the first Regional Manager / Director for the North East.

    It is extremely important that any 'regional' voice is a strong one. I have extensive experience as an active ICE member, serving on various committees, boards and panels. I have always canvassed the opinions of others in my committee work and put forward the majority view even when this has conflicted with my own.

    I would be delighted to represent ICE North East on Council and hope that I can count on your support to make this happen.

    Design Lead, A-one+/ch2m
    Proposed by David Shotton, Sarah Kellerman, Barry Walmsley, Michael Gardiner, Brian Taylor

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Regional candidate for East Midlands

The ballot to elect the East Midlands regional member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.

  • Claire Louise Greenwood BEng (Hons) CEng FICE MCIHT CMgr FCMI

    Clair Louise Greenwood

    "I believe it is important to make sure that the ICE is relevant to all members and promotes their interests as well as being a united voice to the public on matters of engineering significance."

    I joined the Institution as a graduate member in 1994 and have been an active member on numerous committees since 2007; including being the first female chair for the East Midlands region (2015-16). I am currently the Council Member for the East Midlands on a temporary basis and seeking re-election for the next term, so that I continue the work started in changing our Pre-19 engagement across the region, and encouraging other members to participate at all levels, and across the Institution.

    I have almost 20 years' experience in contracting and construction management, and now as the first female Managing Director of Greenford Ltd a civil engineering contractor. The experience I have gained has set me in good stead to lead and project manage change across businesses and working with colleagues in the ICE, promoting change by working collaboratively.

    In recent years, my focus and employment has been with SME's and understanding the challenges they and their employees face. I believe it is important to make sure that the ICE is relevant to all members and promotes their interests as well as being a united voice to the public on matters of engineering significance.

    Managing Director, Greenford Ltd
    Proposed by Karen Notman, Ranjit Singh Sheera, Kyle Clough, Adrian Coy, Mike Cullington

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Regional candidate for West Midlands

The ballot to elect the West Midlands regional member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.

  • Joanne Haskins BEng DIS IEng MICE

    Joanne Haskins BEng DIS IEng MICE

    "I am incredibly passionate about raising the awareness of civil engineering and infrastructure projects to students, parents and teachers…I want to be able to help shape the future of the institution and support the needs for all our members."

    I am the current chair of the ICE WM education and inspiration committee, responsible for developing a programme for school outreach and providing volunteering opportunities to members here in the West Midlands. I am incredibly passionate about raising the awareness of civil engineering and infrastructure projects to students, parents and teachers and this culminated in winning the national STEM Ambassador of the Year award in 2016.

    I want to be able to help shape the future of the institution and support the needs for all our members.

    Project Manager, Turner & Townsend
    Proposed by David Grant, Zoe Stewart, Andy Kendall, Christina Wallace, David Hobson

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Regional candidate for Wales

The ballot to elect the Wales regional member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.

  • Geoff Ogden BEng (Hons) CEng CEnv FICE

    Geoff Ogden

    "The Institution must continue to evolve apace to reflect the diversity of teams delivering across the built and natural environment. It must challenge itself to be increasingly relevant to its membership and the public".

    As Regional Member for Wales on Council for the past 3 years I have contributed to the thinking and shaped delivery to meet the core challenges for the ICE and its members. The Institution must continue to evolve apace to reflect the diversity of teams delivering across the built and natural environment. It must challenge itself to be increasingly relevant to its membership and the public.

    My involvement with the ICE in Wales has also included being an elected member, Honorary Treasurer and Chair. This experience has provided me with an excellent understanding of our regional activities and ambition. Both are founded on volunteer passion and energy. I am an active committee member of ICE Wales Cymru, supporting effective engagement between the regional committee and wider ICE. This involves close working with each Chair, the committee and the regional support team in Wales.

    I am keen to advocate and support the continued development of ICE through my involvement on Council and with ICE Wales Cymru as Regional Member for Wales over the next 3 years.

    Director, Atkins Ltd
    Proposed by Keith Jones, Yvonne Murphy, Stephen Lawrence, Simon Lander, Gareth Morgan

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International candidate for the Americas

The ballot to elect the Americas international member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.

  • Richard Giffen BEng (Hons) CEng FICE

    Richard Giffen BEng (Hons) CEng FICE

    "I feel we have made real progress over the last 3 years and hope to have the opportunity to build on this…I would like to see more use of public outreach, social media and webinars to engage members…"

    I have been the Americas Representative for the last 3 years, previously serving as the Representative for the North Eastern United States and Chairman and Secretary for the New York Metro Area Local Association.

    I feel we have made real progress over the last 3 years and hope to have the opportunity to build on this. We have around 1500 members of which around 600 are in Canada, 500 in the USA and 400 in the Caribbean, Central and South America. The issues that members report to be of the most importance in the Americas are; reciprocity, growing membership, improving services and reducing fees.

    We made a big breakthrough with obtaining CEng/PE reciprocity with Idaho and I plan to build on this with other States in the USA and Canada. The new AMICE membership grade should attract new members and enable us to provide more events locally and services from London including additional support staff. We have also rolled out a new mentoring scheme which helps those pursuing Chartership in the Americas.

    Going forward I would like to see more use of public outreach, social media and webinars to engage members, especially those in isolated areas.

    Associate Principal, Arup
    Proposed by Andrew Ardrey, Matthew Walton-Knight, Julian Lineham, Michelle Lakin, Niamh Chroinin

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International candidate for Asia Pacific – non Hong Kong

The ballot to elect the Asia Pacific – non Hong Kong international member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.

  • Matthew James Colton BEng (Hons) CEng FICE CPPM MAIPM MAICD

    Matthew James Colton BEng (Hons) CEng FICE CPPM MAIPM MAICD

    "It would be my privilege to serve the interests of Asia Pacific members; ensuring our international view is effectively presented at Council, to advance our Institution's worldwide growth and influence".

    From 2010 to 2015 I had the honour of chairing New South Wales' (NSW) Committee and am currently ICE-NSW's Representative responsible for developing and initiating our regions business strategy. During my involvement, I brought governance, structure and improved opportunities for ICE-NSW members; increasing the active membership by 40%. I raised our profile across Asia Pacific and developed a strong professional network throughout APAC.

    As a Professional Reviewer, I promote the importance of maintaining our Institution's high professional standards and superior reputation as the international premier qualifying body; whose members successfully deliver complex Engineering projects worldwide. Our successes must be clearly communicated to maximise society's understanding of our contribution, enhance our status, increase the power and influence of our membership and attract our next generation of engineers.

    If elected, I will develop avenues to increase international membership. I will work closely with other international reputable professional organisations to define boundaries and identify synergies to positively influence political vision to benefit our wider society through sustainably improving our built environment.

    It would be my privilege to serve the interests of Asia Pacific members; ensuring our international view is effectively presented at Council, to advance our Institution's worldwide growth and influence.

    Director, Management • Commercial • Engineering (MCE) Pty Ltd
    Proposed by Timothy Warren, Andrew Ruffles, Rachel Fowler, Andrew Robinson, Melinda Lutton

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International candidate for Hong Kong

The ballot to elect the Hong Kong international member is uncontested, only one candidate having presented.

  • Patrick Chan BSc (Eng) MBA PhD CEng FICE MIStructE FHKIE

    Patrick Chan BSc (Eng) MBA PhD CEng FICE MIStructE FHKIE

    "When elected, I would like to share my knowledge of my part of the World with Council in developing strategy and policy benefitting the Institution, the civil engineering profession and the public. I would contribute to continuing membership growth in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific areas."

    I am a Chartered Member of ICE since 1978 and have recently become a Fellow. I am also a Chartered Structural Engineer. In my 43 years' experience I have worked as a contractor, a design consultant and the Secretary General of the Hong Kong Construction Association. I am also associated with the International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors' Associations.

    In the last ten years I was ICE Regional Director for Hong Kong. I took up the challenge to becoming the first ICE Regional Director outside the UK because I wanted to make the best use of my forty years' experience to contribute back to the Institution. I have revamped the governance structure of ICE Hong Kong, supported the ambitious event programme and grown the membership from 3,800 in 2007 to 5,800 in 2016.

    I would like to continue my contributions to ICE in the Council. When elected, I would like to share my knowledge of my part of the World with Council in developing strategy and policy benefitting the Institution, the civil engineering profession and the public. I would contribute to continuing membership growth in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific areas.

    Independent Management Consultant
    Proposed by To Koon Kenneth Lau, Chai-Kwong Mak, Chi-Ming Lee, Chi-Keung Hon, Nai Kui Kong

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International candidates for the Middle East and Africa

  • Lawrence Ajuyah BSc (Eng) MSc MBA CEng FICE

    Lawrence Ajuyah BSc (Eng) MSc MBA CEng FICE

    "If elected, I intend to bring my varied leadership and management experience to the role of council member with enthusiasm and dedicate myself to promoting the pride of the profession, especially amongst younger members and students".

    I have been associated with the Institution since 1977, first as a student, a graduate, a corporate member and now a fellow. I am the Country Representative for Nigeria. Over the years, I have taken keen interest in mentoring and developing younger colleagues with passion. I served the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Civil Engineering Division as co-ordinator of my local chapter, promoting regular professional activities including investigating special local problems and proffering solutions to government. I served as National Vice Chairman with responsibility for training and development and as examiner for the NSE Professional Review.

    I had an early experience in consulting practice and later worked for the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria variously in facilities engineering, business planning and economics; as Civil Engineering Manager, Infrastructure Services Manager, Engineering Manager and Corporately as Major Pipelines & Civil Engineering Projects Manager. I retired voluntarily in December 2014 after 30 years of service. I currently provide engineering and management advisory services as a consultant.

    If elected, I intend to bring my varied leadership and management experience to the role of council member with enthusiasm and dedicate myself to promoting the pride of the profession, especially amongst younger members and students.

    CEO, ENMAS Consulting
    Proposed by Olusegun Oyelola, Gabriel Ojo, Raheem Sanni, Adekunle Adebajo, Abdul Oladapo

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  • Mark Jamieson BEng (Hons) CEng FICE

    Mark Jamieson BEng (Hons) CEng FICE

    "My aim as a Council Member will be to promote:

    • Membership engagement across the region, recognizing the challenges that sub regions face...
    • A career in Civil Engineering and to make it something young people aspire to follow".

    I joined ICE in 1989, became a Chartered Engineer in 1998 and was elected a Fellow in 2010. I have mentored several Graduates and have been a member of the ICE committee for the United Arab Emirates since 2008. Since 2010 I have been the International Representative for the UAE and Chairman of the local committee. I was instrumental in the creation of a Dubai office and have been Branch Manager since 2012.

    My experience has been largely in the UK and Middle East, leading Major Projects. Currently I am an Executive Director for KEO, based in Abu Dhabi, but with a regional remit. I would bring a wealth of leadership and management experience to the role as well as an intimate knowledge of the challenges facing members across the region.

    My aim as a Council Member will be to promote:

    • Membership engagement across the region, recognizing the challenges that sub regions face.
    • The value of Professional qualifications;
    • Interactions with government and engineering societies to maintain professional standards.
    • The voice of expat and overseas members in identifying and addressing their needs.
    • A career in Civil Engineering and to make it something young people aspire to follow.

    Executive Director – PM Services, KEO
    Proposed by Philip Todd, Mark Andrews, Melissa Barker, Ghassan Ziadat, Andrew Mountain

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