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Committees

ICE North West's regional committee, branch committees and special interest groups in the region plan and organise how we support and share knowledge with ICE members.

Regional committees and branches

ICE's work in the North West 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 North West Regional Committee is the focal point for matters that are important to civil engineers in the region.

It helps raise the profile of civil engineering as a profession and a career choice, and promotes continuing professional development among ICE members.

North West Committee meetings

The North West Committee meets every other month on Monday evenings, 18.00 start. This year's dates are:

  • Monday 09 May 2022
  • Monday 04 July 2022 (AGM)

Get in touch: [email protected]

Name Position
Yuli (Chaido) Doulala-Rigby Chair
Stephen O'Malley Senior Vice Chair
Nushma Juwaheer Junior Vice Chair
Chris Hudson Past Chair
Steven Reid Hon Treasurer
Joshua Martin Hon Secretary
Jeff Ashurst (until 2021) Regional Council Member
TBC Educational Coordinator
Francis Kwateng Cheshire Branch Chair
Brian Fearon Cumbria Branch Chair
Chris Hudson Lancashire Branch Chair
Connor Meecham Manchester Branch Chair
Alan Williams Merseyside Branch Chair
Maria Eftimova Graduates and Students Chair
Edouardos Karavakis Geotechnical Group Chair
Jim Parry Historical Engineering Group Chair
David Boyer Transportation Engineering Group Chair
Alison Waterworth Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Champion
Stewart Tennant Fellows' Network Lead

The Cheshire Branch holds a thriving range of high-quality technical meetings, that cover a wide spectrum of interests.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Francis Kwateng Chair
Emma Roberts Vice Chair
Antje Budge BSc IEng MICE Member
Jon Hughes Member
Craig Gelder Member
David Rowlinson Member
John McGowan Member
Nathan Hughes Member
Ola Owolabi Member
Damian Roberts Member
Nagham Al Kalane Member
Prithula Roy Choudhury Member
Tim Ashworth Member
Huw Phillips Member
Jenna-May Hill Member

The Cumbria Branch aims to challenge the traditional perception of civil engineers and celebrate the everyday engineering heroes in the region. It does this by offering a varied and wide-ranging programme of events that promote civil engineering, and by highlighting the positive impact that civil engineers have on society.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Brian Fearon Chair
Scott Christian Vice Chair
Craig Hay Member
Steven Reid Member
Jonathan Clarke Member
James Slater Member
Lewis Lindsay Member
Garan Comley Member
Gareth Scott Member
Ziggy Morrissey Member
Jack Metcalfe Member
Christopher Donnelly Member
Ed Dobson Member
Dylan Atkinson Member
Elizabeth Morgan Member
James MacFadden Member

The Lancashire Branch supports civil engineers in Lancashire and the Isle of Man. Its stimulating and engaging programme of events covers a wide range of topics.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Chris Hudson Chair
TBC Vice Chair
Michelle Davies Member
Claire Tetlow Member
Gary Saunders Member
Kenton Chong Member
Chris Hudson Member
Paul Carroll Member
Phil Heaton Member
Owaiz Khan Member
Khalifa Al-hajri Member
Medo Elhaddad Member
Tom Bentham Member
Charlie Ely Member

The Manchester Branch is diverse, forward-thinking and active, and works with various engineering institutions and organisations involved in the built environment. It aims to increase interest and attendance at technical meetings to help members continue their professional development.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Connor Meecham Chair
Roisin Massey Vice Chair
Lewis Brimmell Member
Lauren Luck Member
Paul McMahon Member
Stephen Nortley Member
Edward Crowther Member
Nick Brookes Member
Kathleen Harrison Member
Tejas Kumar Member
Majd Altujjar Member
Philip Isgar Member
Andrew Murray Member
Giedre Jurkonyte Member
Guy Rigby Member
Kit Wolverson Member
Leo Tatarakis Member
Jason Hyde Member
Maria Eftimova Member

The Merseyside Branch Committee represents the interests and views of local members at regional and national levels of ICE. It offers ways for members, at all stages in their career, to come together and share knowledge.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Alan Williams Chair
Terry McCormick Vice Chair
Chris Griffiths Member
Alan Williams Member
Chris Tallon Member
Rebecca King Member
Philip Kirby Member
Louise Westhoff Member
Michaela Gkantou Member
Iacopo Carnacina Member
Adam Mannis Member
Jamie Joinson Member
Andrew Lowe Member
Martin Pocock Member
Tom Atkinson Member
Douglas Smith Member
Calum Cotcher Member
Emma Bonner Member

There are around 3,300 graduate and student ICE members in the North West region. The committee aims to support all graduate and student members to become better engineers. It organises events, courses, competitions and socials, helping members develop their careers and bringing like-minded people together.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Maria  Eftimova Chair
Jenna Hill Vice Chair
Joshua Jonah Member
Gemma James Member
Yannis Wong Member
Nada Elhariry Member
Paul McMahon Member
Seifeldeen Fahmy Member
Jan Bodio Member
Jakub Bodio Member
Dylan Atkinson Member
Ben England Member
Patrick Hylands Member
Tom Atkinson Member
Prospect Motsi Member
John Mansfield Member
Daniel Dickinson Member
Natasha Hibbert Member
Alisha Burke Member
Sophie O'Brien Member
Daniela Zanni Member
Gareth Thornton Member
Vincent Ly Member
Callum Southgate Member
Gareth Whittleston Member
Adam Mannis Member
Shandali Singh Member
Jack Cavanah Member
Julie Marsh Member
Evangelia Georgantzia Member
Ahmed Elhaddad Member
Kit Wolverson Member

Special interest groups

The North West region's special interest groups (SIGs) focus on particular aspects of civil engineering. The groups are run by members on a voluntary basis, and provide an opportunity to discuss topics, share knowledge and meet up for social activities.

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

The group promotes understanding of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering issues, and provides opportunities for members and non-members to meet, exchange views and attend presentations.

Contact: -[email protected]

Name Position
Edouardos Karavakis Chair
Paul McMahon Member
Ian Scotland Member
Cristina Todisco Member
Gabriella Manning Member
Prospect Motsi Member

The Historical Engineering Group is for anyone in the North West who has an interest in historical engineering works. It provides an opportunity to discuss topics with like-minded people. The group also helps the ICE Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) to record historical works and promote historical engineering within the community.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
James Parry Chair
Denis O'Gara Honorary Secretary
Bob Atkinson Member
Ian Weir Member
Robert Steeds Member
Steve Jones Member
Alan Williams Member
Anthony Clarke Member
Chris Hudson Member
Chris Caple Member
Peter Simpson Member

The Transportation Engineering Groups provides an opportunity for members to discuss and promote the study and practice of transportation engineering on land, water or in the air. For any queries, please contact a member of the committee.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
David Boyer Chair
Gary Rowland Member
Huw Jenkins Member
Nicola Kane Member
Alec Curley Member

ICE is committed to valuing the diversity that individuals with differing backgrounds and abilities bring to the institution and respecting all members and applicants through fairness, tolerance and consistency of professional standards.

Our North West Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) group offers a support network for minority groups within civil engineering and provides a regional equality and diversity representative to the regional committee. Along with raising awareness, providing advice and supporting best practice, we also work with ICE's Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Committee.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Alison Waterworth Champion and FIR representative
Kathleen Harrison Member