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ICE Northern Ireland


ICE Northern Ireland's various committees and groups 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 Northern Ireland is carried out by the regional committee. It's made up of representatives throughout the region, and Graduates, Students and Apprentices committee members, 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 the work ICE does in Northern Ireland and meets six times a year.

It has appointed a Regional Executive Board (REB) to work with the regional director to plan its aims, activities, and budget.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Brenda O’Loan Chair
Emer Murnaghan Vice Chair
Richard Nicholl Vice Chair
David McCune Vice Chair
Stephen Orr BEng CEng FICE Immediate Past Chair
Philip Brown Council Regional Member
David Porter Vice President
Nigel Paine Honorary Treasurer
Karol McCusker Honorary Secretary
Ronan Gormley Assistant Honorary Secretary
Ruth Kelly Elected Representative
James Gervais Elected Representative
Christine McGrath Elected Representative
Timothy McCaughey Elected Representative
Carol Andrews Elected Representative
Adam McKeown Elected Representative
Paul McBurney Elected Representative
J Meeke Elected Representative
J Templeton Elected Representative
Leon Toner Early Careers Network Chair
Jenny Green ICE Regional Director

The Early Careers Network organises training evenings, competitions, social events and an annual conference for members who are working towards their professional qualification.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Leon Toner Chair
Niamh Treanor Past chair
Harriet Warnock Vice Chair
Mark Paine GSNet Rep
Anna Doherty Social Media Rep / Communications Exercise Group Rep
Sarah Gault UU Student Rep
Grace Fox QUB Student Rep
Tom English Knowledge & Professionalism Strand Group Rep
Joshua Shannon Health & Safety Committee Rep
David McGloin Committee Member
Jenny McDaid Committee Member
Sarah Watson Committee Member
Fergus McCambridge Committee Member
Ryan Straney Committee Member
Katrina Wilson Committee Member
Craig Porter Committee Member

Special interest groups

Special interest groups (SIGs) are a link between industry and ICE, helping us to provide information, training and best practice to our members. Members of SIGs are volunteers from a range of backgrounds within the profession.

If you would like to get involved with any of the SIGs in Northern Ireland, please contact the relevant chair.

The ICE Northern Ireland Commerce and Contracts group aims to promote a better understanding of contract conditions, the legal framework within which they operate and the management procedures needed to deliver projects successfully. This group also provides training for members in the region who are preparing for ICE Law and Contracts exams.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Stephen McCaffrey Chair

The Health and Safety group shares knowledge and best practice with ICE members, industry and wider society, to ensure the highest standards of health and safety awareness. The group runs seminars and training courses on a number of health and safety-related topics.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Jill Given Chair

The NI PHEW committee is responsible for identifying, recording and promoting historical works across the region. Committee members prepare and update record forms for historical sites in Northern Ireland, so they can be added to the central UK database of historical engineering works.

The committee encourages excellence in the conservation of significant works.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Frank Robinson Chair

The aim of the Civil Engineers’ Club is to promote social activities amongst Civil Engineers whether working or retired, and to provide an opportunity to meet up with colleagues outside their working environment.

For more information, please contact:

Jim Workman
NI Representative for The Civil Engineers’ Club.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Jim Workman Chair