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Committees

ICE's work in Scotland is carried out by volunteer members on various committees and groups. They organise events and activities that bring together like-minded people and give members the opportunity to increase their knowledge, get advice and raise the profile of civil engineering in Scotland.

Regional committees and branches

ICE's work in Scotland 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 ICE Scotland Committee oversees the implementation of the Business Plan and takes the lead on external facing activities to inform opinion and raise public awareness of civil engineering. It is made up of representatives of Branches, corporate members and co-opted Members from across Scotland.

ICE Scotland's knowledge programme ensures the continuous professional development (CPD) of our members and is delivered by five Branches across Scotland (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Highlands and Islands). Specialist Interest Groups also organise technical events relating to specific engineering topics.

ICE Scotland Branches also coordinate support for education and inspiration volunteer activities in local schools to inspire the next generation of civil engineers.

Contact: David Cole

The committee's AGM takes place in October of each year.

Each Branch has a Graduates and Students (G&S) sub-committee which support members who are working towards becoming professionally qualified. Their activities include knowledge events, seminars and competitions and peer group learning about specific aspects of the Professional Review including the written exercise.

Name Position
David Cole Chair
Donald Bell Senior Vice Chair
Graham Edmond Immediate Past Chair
Kevin Smith Hon Secretary/Tayside and Fife Branch Chair
Shaun Nesbitt Hon Treasurer
Hannah Smith Director
Ellen Halkon Edinburgh Area Branch Chair
Alasdair Couttie Highlands and Islands Branch Chair
Graham McFarland Glasgow and West of Scotland Chair
Ryan Doolan Graduates and Students Chair. Diversity and Inclusion Representative
Daaoud Shafi Graduates and Students Network - Scotland Representative
Graeme Malcolm Glasgow and West of Scotland Chair
Sandra Purves Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) Chair
Steven Robertson General Council Member
Mac West Annual Civil Engineering Awards Representative

This is the largest ICE branch in Scotland with just under 4,000 members. It was the first association formed outside London, in 1884.

Glasgow West of Scotland (GWoS) Branch runs an extensive programme of technical lectures, social events and competitions. The Branch Annual Dinner is the flagship social event in Scotland. It is held in Glasgow in November and is regularly attended by over 600 guests.

Contact:Alan Fry

Name Position
Alan Fry Chair
Kirsty Jamieson Vice Chair
Robbie Clark Immediate Past Chair
Nicola Bell Honorary Secretary
Martin Hinton Honorary Treasurer
Ryan Doolan Chair Graduates & Students Committee (Chair G&S)
Maria Lucey Chair of Education & Inspiration (E&I) Subcommittee
Heather Smith Dinner Secretary
Jane Middlemiss G&S Hon Secretary
Laura Ferguson G&S Hon Treasurer
Graeme Malcolm Municipal Group Scotland (MGS) Rep
Thomas Shire Scottish Ground Engineering Group (SGEG) Rep
Donald Bell Chair of Life-long Learning Sub-Committee
Tako Hove Chair of Thought Leadership Sub-Committee
John Campbell Chair of Diversity & Inclusion
Sandra Purves Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) Rep
Gerard Hamill Golf Events Organiser
Ian Midgley Member
Andrew Linton Member
Magda Allan Member
Helena Dee Member
Fiona Bradley Member
Garry Porch Member
Martin Lee Member
John Blackstock Member
Peter Richie Member
Jamie Salmon Argyll & Bute Section
Kirsty Smith Ayrshire Section
Ross Gibson Dumfries & Galloway Section
Susan Briggs Civil Engineering Awards Representative

Glasgow's Graduates & Students Group runs a series of technical lectures, competitions and social events in Glasgow as well as an annual lunch in November, which is attended by the ICE President.

Contact: Ryan Doolan - [email protected]

Name Position
Ryan Doolan Chair
Asif Huq Depute Honorary Secretary
Ryan Sanders Honorary Treasurer
Eleanor Lockhart Depute Treasurer
TBC Stirling Conference
Martin Lee Annual Lunch
Alison Bradley Education & Inspiration Committee
TBC Emerging Engineers Competition
Ryan Sanders Written Exercise Discussion Group
Skye Dick Interview & CV Workshop
Allan Kakuba Student Model Making Competition
Adam Sloan 5-a-side football
Lauren Park G&S Pub Quiz
Fraser Proctor Student Representative, Glasgow Caledonian University
Allan Kakuba Student Representative, University of Glasgow
Claire Stevenson Student Representative, University of Strathclyde
TBC Student Representative, University of West of Scotland

EAB covers the Edinburgh area from the Firth of Forth to the Borders. We are keen to serve all of our members throughout the area and are currently looking at arranging occasional events in the Borders or in the Falkirk/Stirling area. New members are always welcome.

The work of the branch is handled by the Committee who have a wide range of professional experience on a range of projects and specialisms.

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Andrew Carrie Chair
Ellen Halkon Immediate Past Chair
David Cole Immediate Past Chair and Regional Representative
Gordon Boyd Honorary Secretary
Brian McCall Honorary Treasurer
Derek Elder External Communications
Michael Spencer Knowledge Transfer
Calum Weigratz G&S Regional Representative
Andrew Boxall Committee Member
Gavin Smith Graduates and Students Chair
Catherine Leech Honorary Treasurer
Michael Woods Committee Member

The Edinburgh Graduates & Students Group run a series of technical lectures, competitions and social events in Edinburgh.

Contact: Ellen Halkon - [email protected]

Name Position
Gavin Smith Chair
Calum Wiegratz Vice Chair
David Hoyle Treasurer
Kenly Montilla Communications Officer
Stefan Davies Communications Officer
Molly Hunter Communications Officer
Kasia Jaworska ICE Engagement Officer
Cameron Hastie Main Branch Representative

This branch covers the Dundee area. It offers a programme of popular technical meetings and social events for all ICE members as well as providing educational activities for local schools and attending careers fairs.

Contact: Claire Higson

Name Position
Claire Higson Chair
Andrew Minto Senior Vice Chair
Kevin Smith Honorary Secretary and Past Chair
Margi Vilnay Education & Inspiration Chair
Steven Traynor G&S Mentor
David Blackwood Honorary Treasurer
Devanesh Gunasingam G&S Chair
Derek Johnston G&S Chair
Scott McEwan Member
Frances Ratcliffe Member
Liam Wood Member
Chris Chalmers Member
Susan Francombe Member
April Redford Member
Michael Ward Member
Rod Jones University/College Liaison
Morven Scott University/College Liaison
Marc Fleming University/College Liaison
Ehsan Jorat University/College Liaison

The Graduates & Students Group run a series of technical lectures, competitions and social events in Dundee.

Contact: Andrew Turner - [email protected]

Name Position
Andrew Turner Chair
Devanesh Gunasingam Vice Chair
Paul Laesecke Secretary
Jack Cleary Treasurer
Adil Din Education & Inspiration Lead
Patricia Lopes da Veiga Education & Inspiration Lead
Shea Reid Committee Member
James Wilkes Committee Member

This branch covers the Scottish Highlands with events generally held at Inverness College. It works closely with the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation CIHT in the area to run a number of popular technical lectures.

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Alasdair Couttie Chairman
Steven Robertson Honorary Secretary
Liam Matheson Honorary Treasurer
John Williams G&S Representative
Ryan Derrick G&S Representative
Carrie Higgins Committee member
Tom Murray Committee member

This associated ICE society organises a programme of technical lectures and social events in the Aberdeen area. It also aims to raise the profile of civil engineering among young people by working closely with local schools.

Contact: James Gray

The Branch also run a young members group. Contact Catherine Gourlay [email protected] for more information.

Name Position
James Gray President
Hugh McIntyre Vice-President
Elaine Campbell Immediate Past President
Ryan Swan Honorary Secretary
Marshall Dean Honorary Treasurer
Thais Goncalves Ferreira Graduates and Students Chair
CA Kennedy Dinner Secretary
Chris Thistlethwaite Pre-19 Chair

Glasgow's Graduates & Students Group runs a series of technical lectures, competitions and social events in Glasgow as well as an annual lunch in November, which is attended by the ICE President.

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Ryan Doolan Chair
Asif Huq Deputy Honorary Secretary
Ryan Sanders Honorary Treasurer
Eleanor Lockhart Depute Treasurer
TBC Stirling Conference
Martin Lee Annual Lunch
Alison Bradley Education & Inspiration Committee
TBC Emerging Engineers Competition
Ryan Sanders Written Exercise Discussion Group
Skye Dick Interview & CV Workshop
Allan Kakuba Student Model Making Competition
Adam Sloan 5-a-side football
Lauren Park G&S Pub Quiz
TBC Student Representative, Glasgow Caledonian University
Allan Kakuba Student Representative, University of Glasgow
Claire Stevenson Student Representative, University of Strathclyde
TBC Student Representative, University of West of Scotland

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 Scotland, please contact the relevant chair.

The SGEG is a special interest group of the Institution of Civil Engineers and is a regional group of the British Geotechnical Association.

The objective of the SGEG is to promote the Geotechnical Engineering Profession mainly by arranging learned meetings and bringing high profile national and international lectures to Scotland. This is coupled with encouraging young people into the discipline and promoting young engineers.

The SGEG arranges meetings, seminars and competitions in order to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience concerning the latest developments in the continually developing field of geotechnical engineering.

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Christopher Currie Chair
Ross Turnbull Vice Chair
Scott Robinson Honorary Treasurer/Venue Arrangement
Tom Shire Honorary Secretary/ICE GWoS Liaison
Payal Debroy Communications Secretary/Social Media
Matteo Ciantia Student/University Liaison
Sophie Battye Poster Competition/CSRG Liaison
David Bradley Poster Competition
Tanja Waaser Committee member

This group is made up of historical experts and those who are passionate about recognising and preserving Scotland's rich engineering heritage. It hosts a series of events through the year, including an annual Summer Visit.

ICE Scotland also has a collection of civil engineering artefacts which is currently hosted by Heriot-Watt University. Information on the collection is available on their website.

Contact: Sandra Purves, Honorary Secretary - [email protected]

Name Position

The objective of the SIG Special Interest Group is to increase the Scottish Civil Engineering sector’s appreciation of, and support for, the benefits of embedding sustainability within their daily work in order to impact infrastructure projects in the UK and beyond. This will be done by:

- Providing professional leadership for the development and application of knowledge relating to sustainability within the civil engineering sector.
- Creating a space for those within the Civil Engineering sector to accelerate joint learning and share best practice.
- Addressing the knowledge gaps evident around the Civil Engineer’s responsibility to ensure developments are delivered sustainably.

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Chris Landsburgh Chair
Shailla Kauser Secretary
Drew Hill Treasurer
Lewis Barlow Committee Member
Graham Edmond Committee Member

This group offers specialist technical meetings for all members interested in hydrological engineering. Meetings are held across Scotland.

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Michael Stewart Chair
Jonathan Dick Honorary Secretary

The Municipal Group Scotland (MGS) comprises engineers working in the public sector often for local authorities or client bodies such as Transport Scotland.

They run a events and seminars, hosting high-profile speakers from the field tackling issues of relevance to municipal engineering.

The MGS half and full-day conferences are usually held in Stirling.

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Graeme Malcolm Chair
Stewart Craigie Immediate past Chair
Kenny Aitken ICE Municipal Expert Panel Member
Jim Young ICE Scotland Chair
Thomas O'Connor Minute Secretary
William Mahoney Honorary Treasurer
John Thomson President IFME & ICE Municipal Expert Panel Member
David Arran Committee member
Gavin Penman Committee member
Ross Speirs Committee member
Elspeth King Committee member
Ludmila Johnston Committee member
Richard Williams Committee member
Myles McGregor Co-opted committee member
Doug Farnan Co-opted committee member
TBC Co-opted committee member
Vacant Ex-officio member
James McLeod Corresponding member
Sandy Ross Corresponding member