ICE's Council

Our Royal Charter and by-laws ensure that members are involved in how ICE is run. This is done through our council. Find out how our council works and view a list of candidates elected for council 2016/17

Council is made up of 44 members from different countries and grades of membership. Every year, certain positions on our council become available, so members can stand for these positions. They receive votes from other ICE members.

How does our Council work?

Four times a year the council meets to talk about our future plans and to set our policy (the details of what we are going to do). These meetings cover education, training, qualification and ICE's role as a source of civil engineering knowledge.

The council has an Executive Board, which is chaired by the senior vice president and takes care of more detailed business. It's made up of the president, vice presidents and five elected members.

The council and Executive Board are responsible for running the institution on behalf of our members, but the director general manages our day-to-day affairs.

ICE member? You can access the most recent minutes from our council's meetings going back over the last 2 years.

Meet our council

Our council members are also trustees of the institution. This includes ensuring that ICE is run in the right way (legally and so we meet our Royal Charter objectives). Members serve for three years (while the president is in post for one year) and come from around the world. They range from members who are new to the industry to very experienced and influential civil engineers managing big companies.

Find out more about our current council and our senior members.

Council Committees and Calendar 2016

The members' handbook "Council Committees and Calendar 2016" is now available. It's an invaluable source of information for both ICE members and staff. The handbook also details our regional and international structure and provides ICE's key calendar of events and activities for the year ahead.

Download the Council Committees and Calendar

ICE President

Our president promotes the institution and the profession in the UK and around the world. ICE has a different president every year.

Sir John Armitt

Sir John Armitt CBE FREng FICE FCGI, President 2015 - 16

Sir John is currently chairman of the National Express Group and City & Guilds, and Deputy Chairman of the Berkeley Group. He is also a member of the Board of Transport for London.

Sir John's work has influenced infrastructure policy in the UK. In September 2013 Sir John published an independent review of how to improve long term infrastructure planning in the UK. The recommendations in the Armitt Review received widespread support and Sir John will look to build on this success to take these ideas forward.

Knighted in 2012 for his services to engineering and construction, John has had many achievements. One of his finest was successfully delivering the 2012 Olympic Games as Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (2007 - 14).

Vice presidents

The president is supported by a senior vice president (who chairs the Executive Board) and six vice presidents. Our Council selects three of the vice presidents and the senior vice president to be future presidents.

  • Professor Tim Broyd BSc PhD CEng FREng FICE FRSA, Senior Vice President

    Professor Tim Broyd

    Tim is Professor of Built Environment Foresight as well as Honorary Professor of Civil Engineering at University College London. He has spent most of his career developing and deploying innovative approaches to solve industrial problems, and has been corporate director of technology, innovation and sustainability at global engineering consultancies as well as a period running the civil engineering research company CIRIA.

    Tim's major current interests include digital engineering, infrastructure resilience and decision taking in a world of increasing uncertainty. Both a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the ICE, Tim is well respected in the industry. He is currently a Vice Chairman of the Construction Industry Council and a Director of both BuildingSmart (UK) Ltd and CEEQUAL Limited.

    He is scheduled to be ICE president from 2016-17.

  • Keith Clarke CBE HonFREng FICE RIBA DipArch MSc, Vice President Learned Society

    Keith Clarke

    Keith trained as an architect in Brighton and has a Masters degree in Urban Planning from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. While in the US, he worked for the New York City government in economic development.

    Later Keith was Vice President of Planning for Olympia & York and worked on phase two of Canary Wharf and Heron Quay. He then went on to work at Trafalgar House. His experience also includes construction projects in the UK, Poland, Czech Republic, South Africa, India, Hong Kong, China and the Middle East.

    Following his retirement as Chief Executive WS Atkins in 2011, Keith has held a number of positions, including:

  • Adrian Coy BSc CEng CMgr FICE FCMI, Vice President Membership & Diversity

    Adrian Coy

    Adrian is Local Authorities Strategic Director with AECOM. His role involves advising local authorities and providing strategic input on infrastructure sector tenders.

    Adrian joined Cleethorpes Borough Council in 1983 and in 1989 became Chief Assistant Engineer, responsible for sewerage, highways and coastal defence services. In 1996 he was appointed as Engineering Consultancy Manager for the newly formed North East Lincolnshire Council. Then in 2001 Adrian was promoted to Head of Technical Services.

    He moved into the private sector in 2006 where he continues to work primarily with local authority clients. He has been the architect of AECOMs collaborative relationship with the Midland Highways Alliance working in partnership with 16 highway authority clients.

    In parallel with his career Adrian has been involved in the ICE at local branch, regional and national levels for many years leading a number of initiatives to improve member services.

  • Zara Lamont OBE FICE FCIOB, Vice President UK Regions

    Zara Lamont

    Working for Carillion, Zara leads a team of change professionals responsible for delivering more value from a customer's perspective.

    Her experience in leading industry change through the Construction Best Practice Programme have helped her vision to become a reality. Working with the HA Lean Team, Zara has successfully rolled out lean thinking across the Group, resulting in Carillion achieving the top lean maturity score.

    Zara's main aim is efficiency and value for customers, whether members or other professionals. This will help ICE to be seen as forward-thinking and relevant to modern society.

  • Stephen Fox CBE CEng FICE, Vice President, Finance

    Stephen Fox

    Steve is Chief Executive of BAM Nuttall Ltd, a leading civil engineering contractor, a member of the Dutch-based Royal BAM Group of Companies. Steve also sits on the Management Board of the Group.

    Having worked for BAM Nuttall (previously Edmund Nuttall) for 26 years, Steve has gained a wide range of experience on construction projects including roads, tunnels, bridges and sewer works.

    A firm believer in companies investing in people and developing their abilities at all levels, Steve actively promotes a wide variety of routes into civil engineering. He has personally overseen a huge increase in BAM Nuttall's investment in BTec/HND block intake. This route gives school leavers a clear career path to the industry.

    Steve set up BAM Nuttall's women@BAM group in 2011 to promote solutions to the issues that give rise to the low numbers of women in construction.

  • Professor Lord Robert Mair CBE FREng FICE FRS, Vice President Public Voice

    Professor Robert Mair

    Robert was appointed Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Cambridge University in 1998. He is now the Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In 2011 he became Chief Engineering Adviser to the Laing O'Rourke Group and Chairman of their Engineering Excellence Group.

    As well as working on many international tunnelling and deep excavation projects, Robert has been closely involved with the Jubilee Line Extension for London Underground, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (now HS1) and Crossrail.

    Robert was Senior Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering 2008-11 and was awarded the ICE Gold Medal in 2004 and the President's Medal in 2013.

    He was Chairman of the Royal Society/Royal Academy of Engineering Report on Review of Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing for the Government, published in 2012. More recently, he became Chairman of the newly formed Science Advisory Council of the Department for Transport.

  • Andrew Wyllie CBE FREng, MBA, BSc CEng FICE CCMI, Vice President International

    Andrew Wyllie

    Andrew is Chief Executive of Costain Group PLC, one of the UK's leading engineering solution providers. Prior to taking up this role in 2005, he worked for Taylor Woodrow where he was Managing Director of the construction business and was a member of the Group Executive Committee.

    He worked for several years on a variety of major contracts in Saudi Arabia, Ghana, the Falklands and Malaysia, as well as projects in the United Kingdom.

    In addition, Andrew is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Scottish Water which is the UK's fourth largest water utility providing a service to five million customers in Scotland.

    Andrew has an MBA from London Business School, is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Directors and the British American Project. He is also a member of the CBI Construction Council and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.

    Andrew was awarded a CBE for services to Construction and Engineering.

General members

There are 15 general members on the ICE Council. General members are individual members who are not linked with any particular constituency. Their role is to communicate with members, represent the views and policies of the Council, and receive feedback from members. *Member of the Executive Board.

  • Steven Balliston

    Steven Balliston EngTech MICE TCInstCES

    • Jennifer Frances Cooke MEng CEng MICE

      Jennifer Frances Cooke MEng CEng MICE

      • Edward James McCann BEng (Hons) MSc FICE MCIWEM FRSA

        *Edward James McCann BEng (Hons) MSc FICE MCIWEM FRSA

        • Yvonne Murphy BEng(Hons) CEng MICE CEnv CWEM MCIWEM

          Yvonne Murphy BEng(Hons) CEng MICE CEnv CWEM MCIWEM

          • Stephen Geoffrey Orr CEng CEnv MICE

            Stephen Geoffrey Orr CEng CEnv MICE

            • Neil Christer Duncan Sandberg BSc (Hons) MBA CEng FICE

              *Neil Christer Duncan Sandberg BSc (Hons) MBA CEng FICE

              • Rachel Susan Skinner BSc (Hons) MSc (Eng) CEng FICE MCIHT TPP

                Rachel Susan Skinner BSc (Hons) MSc (Eng) CEng FICE MCIHT TPP

    • Jeffery Ashurst CEng FICE MCIWEM CWEM MAPM

      Jeffery Ashurst CEng FICE MCIWEM CWEM MAPM

      • Stephen Paul Barker MBA CEng FICE

        Stephen Paul Barker MBA CEng FICE

        • Denise Ann Bower PhD BEng CEng FICE FAPM

          Denise Ann Bower PhD BEng CEng FICE FAPM

          • Emer Marie Murnaghan OBE BEng CEng MICE MIW CEnv

            *Emer Marie Murnaghan OBE BEng CEng MICE MIW CEnv

            • Anusha Shah  BSc MSc CEng MICE

              *Anusha Shah BSc MSc CEng MICE

              • Jane Victoria Smallman BSc (Hons) PhD FICE

                Jane Victoria Smallman BSc (Hons) PhD FICE

                • Gareth John Walker BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE

                  Gareth John Walker BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE

      Regional members

      There are 13 regional members on Council (including Hong Kong). Regional members communicate with members from their regions to represent the views and policies of the Council. They also receive feedback from members in their regions. *Member of the Executive Board.

      International members

      There are four international members on Council, representing Europe (non-UK), Americas, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific (non-Hong Kong). International members communicate with members from their countries to represent the views and policies of the Council. They also receive feedback from members in their countries.

      • Richard John Giffen BEng (Hons) PE FASCE CEng FICE

        Richard John Giffen BEng (Hons) PE FASCE CEng FICE
        Americas, 2017

        • Timothy John Warren BEng Hons FICE MIHT MIPENZ DMS

          Timothy John Warren BEng Hons FICE MIHT MIPENZ DMS
          Asia Pacific - non Hong Kong, 2017

        Graduate members

        There are three graduate members on Council. Their role is to contribute to the Council’s work so it can represent our younger members and keep them interested in ICE and civil engineering.

        • Zakiyya Adam MEng

          Zakiyya Adam MEng

          • Claire Louise Gott MBE CEng MICE

            Claire Louise Gott MBE CEng MICE

          • Emily Clare Bonner BA (Hons) MEng

            Emily Clare Bonner BA (Hons) MEng

            Becoming a member of Council

            Our members around the world elect ICE's Council members. We hold elections every year when about one third of Council member seats are available. These places are usually for a three-year term, to replace members who are planning to retire.

            To find out more about what's needed to stand for election, please download a copy of our election rules document.

            Council vacancies

            The ballot for 2016 has now closed. Vacancies for 2017 will be posted in November 2016.

            Elections results

            Results for the 2016 Council Elections were announced at our AGM on 19 July. 14 new Council members were elected to take the Institution forward:

            General members Kate Cairns BEng (Hons) DIC MSc CEng FICE

            Helen Julia Samuels BEng (Hons) MSc CEng FICE

            Andrew George McNaughton FREng CEng FICE

            David Caiden BSc CEng FICE FHKIE FIEAust FASCE ACIArb PE

            Steven Balliston HND EngTech MICE

            Teresa June Frost IEng FICE

            John Robert Beck MBA CEng FICE FRICS MCIArb DipLaw
            Regional members East of England: David Leonard Goodliff Eur Ing BEng (Hons) MSc CEng FICE MCIOB FPWI

            London: Claire Louise Oliver BE (Hons) CEng MICE

            Scotland: Ronald Thomas Hunter BSc (Hons) CEng MICE MCIHT

            South East England: Norman Frederick Brent BSc Eng (Hons) FICE

            Yorkshire and Humber: Damian John Kilburn BEng (Hons) MSc (Eng) FICE
            International member Europe and Central Asia: Richard Ian Philip Burleigh BSc CEng FICE
            Graduate member Nicola Elizabeth Robins MEng (Hons)

            Newly elected members will take office from 1 November 2016. They will share an important responsibility with members already on Council to help ICE achieve our long-term goals for civil engineering.

            Congratulations and welcome to our new Council members.

            Further information

            If you would like to find out more about Council nominations, please contact the Council Office on +44 (0)20 7665 2002/2077 or at

            Voting method

            ICE uses the Electoral Reform Services (ERS) to manage our ballot process so the votes are secure.

            The ballot is run online for most members. The ERS only sends out a paper ballot when:

            • A member has 'opted in' to receive a postal ballot
            • A member has not provided ICE with an email address

            Opting out of online voting

            To opt out of online voting:

            • Go to your MyICE profile
            • Click on the + sign next to ‘Ballot & Voting Options’ and tick the box to request the postal vote

            Information and contacts

            If you'd like to find out more about the Council election, please contact the Council Office on +44 (0)20 7665 2077/2002 or at