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ICE North East


ICE North East's various committees and panels bring together like-minded people and give members the opportunity to increase their knowledge, get advice, and raise the profile and standard of civil engineering.

Regional committees and branches

ICE's work in the North East is carried out by the regional committee. It's made up of branch members and interest groups, and is supported by the Regional Support Team.

Committee members are volunteers and come from a range of backgrounds within the civil engineering profession.

Find out more about the committees and groups, including who's involved and how you can get in touch.

The regional committee is responsible for setting the direction of ICE in the North East and making sure that the region achieves its aims. The committee is made up of representatives of the branches, interest groups and sections.

Download the North East Regional Constitution

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Paula McMahon ICE North East Chair
Laura Brown Immediate past ICE North East chair/Robert Stephenson Award Secretary
Yanyan Bryan Vice chair - senior
Malcolm Cattermole Honorary treasurer
Graham Yates Education panel chair and Regional Member of Council
Charlotte Flower GAST (Graduates, Apprentices, Students and Technicians)
Charlotte Flower committee co-chair
Tom Wilde GAST (Graduates, Apprentices, Students and Technicians)
Tom Wilde committee co-chair, G4C Representative
Alex Radcliffe GAST (Graduates, Apprentices, Students and Technicians) Representative
Laura O'Toole Regional Advisory Board (RAB) Transport Member
Andrew Richmond Northern Geotechnical Group (NGG) Chair
Mike Wade Seniors group chair
Michael Taylor Heritage Panel chairman, PHEW representative NE, Northumbria Branch Member
John Jeffrey Annual dinner secretary
Kirils Holstovs Climate Change rep
Meshi Taka Fairness, Inclusion & Respect Lead
David Yates Elected corporate member
Sonny Henderson Elected corporate member
Emma Hughes Branch Representative - Teesside
Alan Ross Branch Representative – Northumbria
Martin Crapper Branch Representative – Northumbria
Liam Simpson Branch Representative - Teesside

The Northumbria branch organises events, technical talks and seminars throughout the year. It represents ICE members living and working in Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. Events are mainly held in central Newcastle.

Download our Terms of Reference

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Yanyan Bryan Chair
Meshi Taka Vice Chair/FIR Rep
Graham Yates Regional Council Member/Education Panel Chairman
Paul Slaughter Branch Treasurer
Brad Reid GAST Rep
Martin Crapper Council Member
Alan Ross Technical Meeting Coordinator
Dave Humphries Technical Meeting Coordinator
Victoria Edmondson Member
Mike Ford Member
Martin Heddon Member
John Jeffrey Member
Charlotte McAllister Member
Ian Askew Member
Alasdair Cook Member
Neil Humphrey Member
Alison Mee Member
Morgan Foster Member
Jim Potter Member

The Teesside branch represents members living and working in the Tees Valley and welcomes members from neighbouring North Yorkshire. It organises events, technical talks and seminars throughout the year. Branch events are usually held in Middlesbrough.

Download our Terms of Reference

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Emma Hughes Branch Chair, Education Panel Representative and Diversity and inclusion Representative
Liam Simpson Branch Vice Chair & Branch Treasurer
Ngutor Ahua GAST Representative
Mercedes Ascaso Til Correspondence Member
Paula McMahon Acting Secretary
Jacob McGhee Member
Jay Allison Member
Vishak Dudhee Member
Richard Marr Member
Kyle Sutcliffe Member
Paula McMahon Member
Lyam Boyek Member
Melanie Farnham Member
Neil Finch Correspondence Member
Daniel Hawxwell Technical Meeting Coordinator
Matthew Johnson Member
Jamie Killington Member
David Yates Member
Jack McAndrew Member
Jessica Meehan-Holmes Correspondence member
Ben Lavelle Member
Sarah Kellerman Member
Dr. Sergio Rodriguez Teesside University Rep
Andrew Walker Member
Barry Walmsley Member
India Hutchinson Member
Liam Simpson Member
Hussien Alkadri Member
Bjarnhedinn Gudlaugsson Member
Joao Patacas Member
Subarna Sivashanmugam Member
Daisy Bisangwa Member
Ezri Hayat Member

The ICE North East Graduates, Apprentices, and Students & Technicians (GAST) Committee represents over 900 graduate and student ICE members living within the region. It organises regular events, seminars, competitions and socials. These help members develop their careers and get support, as well as providing opportunities for like-minded people to meet and network.

The GAST also runs many events and initiatives to get schools and local communities involved in civil engineering.

It's managed by a committee of core members who are elected annually. The committee meets once a month. Key members of the GAST also sit on the ICE North East regional committee and regional executive board.

Download the terms of reference for the Committee

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Charlotte Flower Joint Chair
Tom Wilde Joint Chair and G4C Rep
Kirils Holstovs Vice chair
India Hutchinson Secretary and Teesside Branch Rep
Bradley Reid Northumbria Branch Rep
Matthew Hutchinson RAB Rep
Alex Jennings Communication Rep & Student Rep
Toby Loveday Sports and Social Rep & Student Rep
Alex Radcliffe GSNet Rep and Climate Change Rep
Neola Thorpe G4C Rep
Cerys White Technician Rep
Micha Newman Fairness, Inclusion & Respect Rep
Jess Clark Elected Member
Luke Roberts Elected Member

Special interest groups

ICE North East has a number of special interest groups which focus on a range of areas of interest for its members.

If you would like to get involved in one of these groups, then please contact the relevant chairperson.

The Regional Advisory Board gives expert advice on a range of industry sectors.

The board provides informed debate, and promotes a coherent strategy for infrastructure development in the region. It also contributes to ICE's State of the Nation reports, both nationally, and from a regional perspective.

Download the terms of reference for the ICE North East Regional Advisory Board

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Chris Jolley Transport
Laura O'Toole Transport
Brian Wilson Rail
James Hollender Energy
George Hare Water
Richard Warneford Water
Phil Welton Flooding
John Robinson Flooding
Donald Daly Flooding
Oliver Heidrich Flooding / sustainability
Robert Thorniley-Walker Environment, Climate change
Garry Edwards Drainage
David Toll Geotechnical
John Jeffrey H&S
Sarah Kellerman Procurement/Law
Martin Heddon Structures

Download the terms of reference for the ICE North East Education Panel

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Graham Yates Chair
Mike Gardiner Secretary
Jo Spencer Member
Fritha McCrimmon Member
Joao Mendez Member
Paul Sergeant Member

The Northern Geotechnical Group (NGG) is a focal point for the local geotechnical community.

It organises a full programme of technical meetings and seminars throughout the year.

Anyone with an interest in geotechnical engineering is welcome to come along to events. If you'd like to join or find out more about events, please contact David Hinxman

Contact: David Hinxman - [email protected]

Name Position
Andrew Richmond Chairman
David Hinxman Secretary and Treasurer
Jason Boddy Immediate Past Chairman

The ICE North East Heritage Panel is a group of civil engineers who are interested in the history of the profession.

It has published regional guides and leaflets on the subject and also works with the national Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW). They identify historical engineering works and, in some cases, preserve and add them to an online database.

The panel also organises heritage walks describing some of Newcastle's historic buildings, structures and notable engineers.

Anyone with an interest in historical engineering is welcome to join the panel. If you'd like to get involved or find out more about talks, walks and other aspects of the panel's work, please contact Michael Taylor.

Contact: Michael Taylor - [email protected]

Download the terms of reference for the ICE North East Heritage Panel

Heritage links

Name Position
Michael Taylor Chairman
John Jeffrey
David Yates

The ICE North East Seniors Group was formed in 1990 to arrange activities for engineers who are retired or nearing retirement. Meetings are held around once a month and include:

- Visits to sites of engineering interest
- Lectures on subjects of historical or present engineering interest
- Social events

Partners are welcome to join members at events. They are usually held during the daytime and also provide the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely lunch.

Events include an annual lunch in December and a three or four-day holiday usually held in May. The group is informal and sociable, helping members make new friends with the same interests.

Members are asked to pay a modest annual subscription, which helps the group produce a quarterly newsletter and put on events.

If you're a retired or semi-retired ICE member, or are still working but able to come to day-time meetings, the group would like to hear from you.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Mike Wade Chairman
Eric Valentine Secretary
Chris Norris Treasurer
Ralph Bliss Events coordinator
Malcolm Smith Membership Secretary
John Roper Member
Paul Fenwick Member
Mike Gardiner Member
Neil Buchanan Account examiner
Doug Shearer Account examiner
Margot Wade Newsletter editor