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ICE Yorkshire & Humber


ICE Yorkshire & Humber's committees and groups bring together like-minded people and give members the opportunity to increase their knowledge, get advice and raise the profile of civil engineering in the region.

Regional committees and branches

ICE's work in Yorkshire and Humber 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.

ICE Yorkshire and Humber is governed by the regional committee, which is responsible for setting the direction of ICE in the region. Find out more about the committee, who's involved and how you can get in touch.

Members are elected and work to represent the interests of local members, arrange events and social occasions, and provide opportunities for members to increase their knowledge.

You can find out more about the Yorkshire and Humber Committee below with the downloadable PDF's: Yorkshire and Humber past presidents and chairman.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Vicky Belton Chair
Bryan Penny Vice Chair
Anneke Kellond Hallsworth CEng MICE Immediate Past Chair
Andrew Wraith Secretary
Chris Digman CEng FICE South Yorkshire Civils Network
Chris Dixon EngTech MICE Treasurer
David Hirst CEng FICE Regional Member of Council
Peter Drenon CEng MICE Humber Civils Network rep/Construction Industry Council CIC Y&H rep
Rachel Horn CEng MICE Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Lead
Steve Keetley CEng MICE Education Link/Chamber of Commerce Rep
Sharon Strugnell Elected Member
Chris Longley FICE Policy Lead
Clarie Astwood GMICE G&S Chair
Steena Nasapen-Watson Regional Director
Gillian Elvy Membership Manager
Professor Roger Falconer Member
Mark Calvert Member

The Yorkshire and Humber Graduates, Apprentices, Students and Technicians Committee (GAST) represents developing engineers who are working towards professional qualifications.

The committee arranges several events, activities and training opportunities which support our members with their professional development and networking with other developing engineers in the region. This enables our members to discuss local issues which affect us as Civil Engineers and also provides an opportunity to have a say in how the ICE is run.

To contact a member of the Graduates, Apprentices, Students and Technicians Committee please email:

Contact: [email protected]

To find out more about the types of activities run by G&S, download a copy of the latest summary document.

Name Position
Abi Morgan Co-Chair
Jak Lomas Co Chair
Nathan Lee Co-Vice Chair /GS Net Representative
Hollie Reynard Co-Vice Chair/Communications Secretary
Clarie Astwood Immediate Past Chair
Lauren Meakin Secretary/Treasurer
Anthony Cowan Regional Education Team Liaison Officer
Vacant University Liaison Officer (Bradford)
Vacant University Liaison Officer (Uni of Sheffield)
Jake Berry University Liaison Officer (Leeds College of Building)
Matthew Elliott University Liaison Officer (Leeds)
Matthew Houlden University Liaison Officer (Leeds Beckett Uni)
Joshua Banks Sports and Social Representative
Vacant GS Net Representative
Vacant Sports and Social Representative
Vacant York Representative

Special interest groups

ICE Yorkshire and Humber has a number of special interest groups.

The groups have a variety of responsibilities and meet several times a year. All group members are volunteers and come from a range of backgrounds within the civil engineering profession.

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

The network promotes civil engineering projects, issues, challenges, and opportunities across the Humber region of East Riding, Hull, North and North East Lincolnshire.

The network aims to organise four evening meetings per year. These include presentations and discussions on technical or managerial aspects of civil engineering, or projects with a significant and interesting civil engineering element.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Peter Drenon CEng MICE Member
Tarek Alkarfan Member
Jacob Padley Member
Tom Wilkinson Member
Adam Manuel Member
Ron Warner Member

The retired members' group (RICE) is a group of ICE members in the Yorkshire and Humber region who have retired, or are close to retirement. The group arranges a programme of daytime social events, site visits, and activities to increase the knowledge of members. Formed in 2002, the group currently has around 100 members.

Meetings usually comprise coffee followed by a talk by an invited speaker, and conclude with an optional buffet lunch. Other meetings include visits to construction sites and other facilities of interest, and joint meetings are also held with colleagues from IMechE/IET. There are also three main social events on the group's calendar – an annual golf competition, summer social outing, and the Christmas lunch.

Any ICE member may attend a meeting, but group members receive detailed meeting notices directly from the Honorary Secretary. The group has a formal constitution, which provides for the usual committee appointees.

If you would like to meet with former colleagues and fellow engineers in a friendly and social environment, you would be very welcome to join the retired members' group. To join or for further information, please contact Honorary Secretary Frank O’Dwyer: [email protected]. There is currently no joining fee or annual subscription to the group.

Note - when retired, membership of the ICE can be retained for a reduced subscription. Please see the membership fees and subscriptions page for details.

Download a copy of the retired members' newsletter

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Hugh Allan CEng FICE Chair
John Turner CEng MICE Vice Chair
Stuart Brock CEng MICE Immediate Past Chair
Frank O'Dwyer IEng MICE Honorary Secretary
John Spain CEng MICE Honorary Treasurer
Mike Rome CEng MICE Member
David Newby CEng MICE Member
Helen Franklin CEng MICE Member/Committee Secretary
Phil Morris CEng MICE Member
David Tattersall CEng MICE Member
Peter Cooper CEng MICE Member

The group arranges meetings, debates, seminars and paper competitions for professionals and students working in geotechnics and geo-environmental engineering. These events are an opportunity to exchange ideas, information and experiences concerning the latest developments in geotechnics.

You can download the presentations from some of our events at the links below.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Ben Thompson Chair
Dan Simpson Vice Chair
Alex Craddock Meetings & communications secretary
TBC University liaison (academia)
Christoforos Tsiaousis University liaison (industry)
Owen Flowers Presentation Competition Officer
Will Reed Financials
Matthew Wild Diversity & Inclusivity
Will Frampton Past chair/advisor
Graham Horgan Past chair/advisor

For more information on ICE’s national Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) , visit the PHEW webpage.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position

The network aims to support members in the South Yorkshire region including Barnsley, Chesterfield, Doncaster and Sheffield by providing a range of events to share knowledge and the opportunity to engage other members. A particular focus is to ensure the events tackle topical local and national issues, as well as influencing local civil engineering and societal needs. For more information.

Contact: [email protected]

Name Position
Chris Digman Interim Chair