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Committees

ICE West Midlands is governed by its main committee, which carries out ICE's business plan and sets the direction for the region.

Regional committees and branches

ICE's work in the West Midlands is carried out by the regional committee. It's made up of representatives throughout the region, Branch Club members and Graduates and Students 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 made up of volunteers from the West Midlands region. It meets every month and, through its six sub-branches, works to deliver ICE's business plan in the region.

Contact: - Vicky Bache

Name Position
Vicky Bache Regional Chair
Giles Atkinson Senior Vice Chair
Gbenga Oludotun Immediate Past Chair
Hudson Taivo Junior Vice Chair & Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country Chair
Ian Jenkinson Honorary Treasurer
James Whitehouse Honorary Secretary
Yvonne Aust Council Member (2021 - 2024), and Shropshire Branch Chair
Damian McGettrick Municipals Branch Chair
Soroush Abolfathi Coventry and Warwickshire Branch Chair
Serena Gough Graduates and Students Branch Chair
David Brown PHEW Chair
Mark Alton Corporate Member
James Robertson Corporate Member
Conchita Munar Education and Inspiration Committee Chair
Tom Sherratt Member (Knowledge)
Trevor Still Member (Seniors)
Rhiannon Evans Technician Member
Ryan Morgan Member

The Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country branch was formed in 2014 to support and share knowledge between the 1,800 professionally qualified members in the region.

Contact: - Hudson Taivo

Name Position
Hudson Taivo Chair
Jorge Frances Linares Vice Chair
Omua Edeki Secretary
Josh Ho Treasurer

The Coventry and Warwickshire organises events, activities and meetings to support the 770 ICE members who live and work in this part of the region.

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Soroush Abolfathi Chair
Elena Martinez Treasurer
Alice Franks Secretary

The Hereford and Worcester branch represents 490 ICE members. It organises a range of events to support members and provide opportunities to increase their knowledge and develop their careers.

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Giles Atkinson Branch Chair and Honorary Secretary
Malcolm Corlett Honorary Treasurer

The Shropshire branch supports the 450 members who live and work in this part of the region. It provides opportunities for members to share knowledge and also works to raise the profile of the profession.

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Yvonne Aust Chair
Jamie Bradshaw

The committee is run by volunteers who organise social and continuing professional development events throughout the year. This provides graduate and student members with the opportunity to share best practice, find out about the latest research and industry developments, and network with other civil engineers.

The committee helps graduate and student members in the West Midlands become better civil engineers and professionals. Its volunteer members organise talks, seminars, competitions, site visits and social activities. Most take place in Birmingham and are open to everyone.

Although some members hold elected roles, the committee is very open. It welcomes any ICE graduate or student member who wants to participate, whether you're looking to attend one meeting a year or come along every month. You don't need to have an formal role - every member of the committee can contribute to the work it does.

Contact: Serena Gough

Name Position
Serena Gough Chair
Peter Richardson Senior Vice Chair
Sonali Patel Junior Vice Chair
Iain Millington GSNet Representative
Cameron McCairn Treasurer
Ellie Harris Social Media
Miranda Bishop-Timings Communication Task Officer
Aroon Reinoso Rodas Networking Officer

Special interest groups

The West Midlands 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 Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) aims to promote an understanding of our rich civil engineering heritage among civil engineers and the broader public.

The West Midlands PHEW group organises events about the lives of historical civil engineers, the history of civil engineering and civil engineering projects.

Further information about PHEW can be found here.

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
David Brown Chair

When you retire, why loose contact with ex-colleagues from the industry?

The West Midlands Seniors Group enables retired members to meet past colleagues and others in a pleasant social atmosphere over lunch four times a year. Meetings are held at the Edgbaston Golf Club, at the top of Priory Road in Birmingham commencing at 12.30 hrs.

Contact the secretary Trevor Still to find out about upcoming events. You'll be made very welcome.

Contact: - [email protected]

Name Position
Trevor Still Secretary