Regional member candidates

Election of a regional member to the ICE Council 2018

Details of candidates

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

Regional candidate for East Midlands

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

  • Edward Bingham BEng (Hons) PGCert CEng FICE

    Edward Bingham

    "My drivers to be a member of your Council will be to promote and support development of our strategy and policies, representing your views, interests and ideas, bringing them to fruition…".

    Since graduating I have undertaken many roles within the ICE, from Branch to Regional Chair. At a national level, I continued my influence through joining Council in November 17 and have supported the delivery of ICE200 programme of events. 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.

    As Technical Director and PM within the Highways Sector, I deliver multidisciplinary projects for major Clients including Smart Motorways, consulting and advising on standards. I engender team competency and lead on H&S, engineering innovation and digital transformation. Through this work and my experience within AECOM Employee Forum has developed qualities of leadership, collaboration and inclusive membership consultation.

    My drivers to be a member of your Council will be to promote and support development of our strategy and policies, representing your views, interests and ideas, bringing them to fruition. I would seek to maintain technical and professional standards in both qualification and practice, whilst continuing to be an exemplary role model of the Institution. I will represent members with limited involvement in ICE affairs, balancing work and family life, with due regard for Fairness, Inclusion and Respect.

    Technical Director, AECOM
    Proposed by William Kemp, Kyle Clough, Karen Notman, Claire Greenwood, Ian Bamforth

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Regional candidate for Northern Ireland

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

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

    Brenda Marie O'Loan

    "I am passionate about supporting graduates and apprentices in setting and achieving goals through my roles as a SCE within AECOM and an ICE Reviewer…If elected, I will endeavour to ensure the Institution truly listens to the voices of all our members and embraces change".

    As Civil Engineers we have the opportunity to improve people’s lives by responsibly adopting the environment in which we all live. The Institution’s recent developments in broadening membership and promotion of ICE200 are assisting with raising our profile. They also enforce the message that we must remain relevant in these changing times.

    I joined the ICE in 1988, becoming a Student Member of NI’s G&S Committee in 1990 and Chairman in 1994. I 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 setting and achieving goals through my roles as a SCE within AECOM and an ICE Reviewer.

    I have 27 years’ experience working on major infrastructure projects in the Water & Buildings sectors. I am currently a Project Manager in AECOM delivering a comprehensive programme of works in NI. I consider that the skill sets developed will assist in undertaking the role of a Council Member.

    If elected, I will endeavour to ensure the Institution truly listens to the voices of all our members and embraces change.

    Project Manager, Program Cost and Consultancy, AECOM
    Proposed by Philip Brown, David Porter, Stephen Heaney, David McCune, Karen McShane

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Regional candidates for the North West

  • Jeffrey Ashurst BSc (Hons) CEng FICE MAPM

    Jeffrey Ashurst BSc (Hons) CEng FICE MAPM

    “…I believe ICE can continue to further its reputation and influence in the region by highlighting recently completed projects such as the Mersey road crossing and Manchester rail projects”.

    I have been an Institution member for over 40 years and was awarded Fellowship in 2000. I have been active in ICE work for many years serving as Merseyside Branch Chair and, currently as a General Council Member and part of the North West Regional Executive Board, working closely with the Regional Director and Committee.

    Most of my career has involved bringing about improvements to North West infrastructure in particular tackling the pollution in the Mersey Basin and along the coasts. With the exciting, and potentially life changing, infrastructure strategies developing for the North, I have decided to stand for election as a regional Council member for the North West. I believe ICE can continue to further its reputation and influence in the region by highlighting recently completed projects such as the Mersey road crossing and Manchester rail projects.

    My mission would be to promote and actively encourage:

    • The concepts and people that place infrastructure at the heart of economic growth and transform lives.
    • A new generation of apprentices, technicians and engineers to enter the profession and help solve skill shortages.
    • Membership at all levels and life-long learning to secure the future of the oldest engineering profession in the world.

    Independent Consultant
    Proposed by Catherine Schefer, Steve Dempsey, Peter Hallsworth, Alan Williams, Stewart Tennant

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  • Philip Isgar BSc DEng CEng FICE FIStructE HonFAPM MCIHT MIMMM

    Philip Isgar BSc DEng CEng FICE FIStructE HonFAPM MCIHT MIMMM

    “…I have proven Regulatory experience, 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 developed, lead and managed multi-discipline high profile Capital Investment Programmes and organisations public and private sectors. Past Member of the Board of the Major Projects Association, Chair of its Programme Committee, now an Honorary Member.

    Complementarily, awarded an Honorary Fellowship/Life-Time Membership with the Association for Project Management. In July 2017 I was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering.

    Over 35 years, I have worked extensively within the Nuclear and Infrastructure sectors holding senior management roles in both. I have proven Regulatory experience, Nuclear, Rail and Water. I sit on NW Nuclear Forum Steering Group, Constructing Excellence (CE) Nuclear Theme and CE Manchester Executive.

    I have served on Institutional Boards, currently the Immediate past Chair – ICE Manchester, Chair – Nuclear Institute Digital-SIG, member of ICE Northern Powerhouse Steering Group and have represented Institutions with the Construction Industry Council (CIC). I am Chair CIC North West and sit on the ‘After Grenfell Working Groups’.

    My strength is providing leadership and connectivity across a number of sector platforms through collaborative working relationships at Board level and with government.

    As NW Regional Representative on Council I would continue to support ICE Region, Branches, G&S, collaborate closely with education and other bodies.

    Director, Sunbeam Management Solutions
    Proposed by Alan Williams, Paul McMahon, Chaido (Yuli) Doulala-Rigby, Jason Hyde, Jonathan Clarke

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  • David Rowlinson MEng (Hons) CEng MICE

    David Rowlinson MEng (Hons) CEng MICE

    “…The ICE can and should do more to support its members in an increasingly pressurised environment. As Engineers we need to step up to influence and lead decision-making for our clients and wider society”.

    Engage – Support - Improve

    I am a 32 year old Chartered Engineer working for Arcadis as a Client-side Project Manager at Manchester Airport. Design experience includes railway bridges and stations, working collaboratively with Contractors.

    I understand the challenges faced by ICE members today. Balancing family pressures and home life whilst delivering to tight deadlines, on the projects we care about, is no easy task. The ICE can and should do more to support its members in an increasingly pressurised environment. As Engineers we need to step up to influence and lead decision-making for our clients and wider society.

    I have been involved with the ICE throughout my career, including being Chairman’s Apprentice, Cheshire Branch Chair and in 2013/14 the North West Regional Chair. The latter involved representing our 6000 members and leading the North West Region, ensuring our voice was heard at Great George Street and energising our volunteers to improve our membership offering.

    As your councillor, my priorities would be:

    • Enhance the standing of Civil Engineers in society.
    • Increase support for engineering education and development programmes.
    • Challenge London centric thinking.
    • Improve the accessibility of membership services.

    I will listen, engage and challenge, to improve our Institution for all.

    Senior Project Manager, Arcadis
    Proposed by Mac Alghita, Richard Walker, Kate Harrison, Gareth Scott, Tom Glovehew

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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.

  • Mark James Downes MSc BEng CEng MICE

    Mark James Downes

    “As a member of Council I will seek to:…

    • Promote the value of all grades of Institution membership, and recognise the contributions they all make to the industry and society.
    • Actively encourage a diverse range of people into the industry, building upon my role as a Champion with my employer.

    Seeing the physical culmination of a project continually energises me and drives my enthusiasm for civil engineering. Leading the teams that deliver such projects provides me enormous satisfaction. Sharing my passion and espousing the worth of engineering as a lifelong career option with school children, their parents and teachers tops it off.

    As a member of Council I will seek to:

    • Represent the views of the members in my Region, undertaking my role with integrity.
    • Promote the value of all grades of Institution membership, and recognise the contributions they all make to the industry and society.
    • Actively encourage a diverse range of people into the industry, building upon my role as a Champion with my employer.
    • Work with my fellow Council members and the Institution in setting the direction for the industry in an ever changing political landscape.

    I have a long association with the Institution and my Region. I am a past Chair of West Midlands, and remain an active member of Committee, as well as being a Supervising Civil Engineer and Reviewer.

    Head of Engineering, Network Rail
    Proposed by Yvonne Aust, David Jobling, Steve Williams, Colin Newsome, Nick Hutton

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Regional candidate for South West

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

  • Gary Cutts BEng (Hons) CEng MICE MAPM MCInstCES

    Gary Cutts

    “…I will continue to promote a more inclusive Institution for all members. My other key goal is to encourage the continued development and improvement of a ‘life-long’ knowledge offering, to support meaningful CPD and ensure that members remain competent throughout their working lives”.

    I have represented the South West region on Council for the last three years and I am keen to serve for a second term to continue guiding the agenda for positive change within the Institution. I will continue to promote a more inclusive Institution for all members. My other key goal is to encourage the continued development and improvement of a ‘life-long’ knowledge offering, to support meaningful CPD and ensure that members remain competent throughout their working lives.

    Since 1999 I have been a committed volunteer supporting the region. Positions I’ve held within the region include Municipal Committee Honorary Secretary, Vice Chairman and Chairman. Regional Honorary Secretary and the Truro City Club Chairman. I am a Supervising Civil Engineer and aiming to become a Reviewer this year. I also sit on the ICE’s CPD Panel and Awards Committee.

    I’ve been a Chartered Member since 2006 and became a Fellow in 2017. During my career I have worked for consultants, contractors and local government; delivering a variety of infrastructure projects throughout the UK. This broad background provides me with a good understanding of the issues that affect civil engineering and the wider built environment.

    Principal Civils Project Manager, Ward Williams Associates
    Proposed by Peter Radford, Richard Fish, Kathryn Toms, Jennifer Giles, Teresa Frost

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