International Development Expert Panel

The International Development Expert Panel provides the knowledge that supports our activity on infrastructure delivery in developing countries.

The panel works with ICE staff to help deliver a wealth of civil engineering knowledge, including influencing global development policy, capacity building oversees, and best practice material from successful projects in developing countries.

Meet the panel

The International Development panel is made up of a variety of industry experts. Find out more about our panel chair and details of the panel's members.

  • Panel chair: Professor Paul Jowitt

    International Development Expert Panel

    A former President, Paul is Professor of Civil Engineering Systems at Heriot-Watt University. He chaired the ICE Presidential Commission 'Engineering without Frontiers', examining the engineers' contribution to meet the UN Millenium Development Goals. He is currently chair of 'Engineers Against Poverty'.


Other panel members

Panel member name Employer
Prof. John Bridgeman University of Birmingham
Charles Ainger Independent Consultant
Benjamin Bampoh Department of Urban Roads, Head Office. Ghana
Jo Da Silva Arup
Nike Folayan Association for Black Engineers UK (AFBE-UK)
Tapiwa Gavaza Conisbee Ltd
John Hawkins Engineers Against Poverty
Elizabeth Jones Department for International Development (DFID)
Andy Narracott Water and Sanitation for the Urban poor (WSUP)
Dr. Priti Parikh UCL and Imperial College
Robert Petts Intech Associates, Consulting Engineers
Teodoro Sanchez-Campos Practical Action
Mohammed Sohail Loughborough University
Martin Walshe Department for International Development (DFID)
Dr. Ron Watermeyer Infrastructure Options (Pty) Ltd.
Alistair Wray Department for International Development (DFID)
Stephen Young Department for International Development (DFID)

What are we working on?

The panel is working on how ICE can introduce the foundations of professional development to overseas institutions.

It will also be collaborating with other ICE expert panels to address the expected city-population growth and the demands on infrastructure, as well as the impact of climate change in developing countries.