The Trustees are supported by a Council, who are directly elected by ICE members. As the pinnacle of the Learning Society, Council drives the agenda by being the key decision-making body with respect to the ICE’s learned society activity.
How does our council work?
The Council has an essential role in representing the views of the membership to the Trustee Board and supporting the Trustees to ensure ICE is considered a global centre of excellence championing the role civil engineering plays at the heart of society.
The Council is the pinnacle of the Learning Society and meets regularly to debate issues of relevance to civil engineering, the Institution and society, to set the agenda for the Institution’s learned society activity.
More details on the duties, responsibilities and composition of Council can be found in the Council Terms of Reference.
The minutes for past meetings can be accessed here.
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Meet our council
Council is made up of 38 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.
Council members serve for three years and are directly elected by the membership.
The following may attend Council meetings as observers if they are not otherwise Council members:
- Chair, Early Careers Network (ECNet);
- Chair, Thomas Telford Ltd;
- Any ICE member, under prior arrangement with the Governance Office and subject to available space.
Our president promotes the institution and the profession in the UK and around the world. ICE has a different president every year. The President’s calendar, including past and forthcoming events, can be accessed online by ICE members.
Further detail on the President’s responsibilities and duties are set out in the President’s terms of reference.
There are 38 members on the ICE Council. The President chairs the Council and the following are Council members. Members serve until the November of the year shown.
Professor Anusha Shah BEng MSc CEng FICE Hon Prof Hon DEng
She is a Senior Director for Resilient Cities and UK Climate Adaptation Lead at Arcadis, and currently seconded to the Effiage, Kier, Ferrovial and BAM Nuttall joint venture on High Speed 2 as Senior Director of Environmental Consents. An ICE Fellow, she is also a Non-Executive Director at the Met Office, and a trustee at the Green Alliance board. Anusha completed a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor stint at King’s College London on Climate Adaptation, Sustainability, and Inclusive Design.
In 2021, she was conferred an Honorary Professorship for knowledge transfer by the University of Wolverhampton and a Doctorate for services to climate change in engineering by the University of East London. In addition, Anusha is a Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh and has been invited to give lectures at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
With a specialisation in Water & Environmental Engineering, with over 23 years’ experience in designing, managing and leading projects and programmes both in the UK and internationally, Anusha has worked with the government, NGOs, consultants, contractors, regulator, and utility companies. She has led various multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural projects on water, environment, flood risk management, mining and rail.
Anusha has previously been Chair of the Thames Estuary Partnership Board, a charity working towards sustainable management of the Thames Estuary. She has been involved with the ICE for several years in various guises. In addition to her role on the Trustee Board, she is a passionate member of the ICE Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Panel. Prior to that she was Co-Chair of ICE London and South-East Diversity Task Force. In 2010 Anusha was the youngest and first female Chair of ICE London Region, and has been a Non-Executive Director of the Thomas Telford Ltd Board, Member of the Executive Board, and Member of both the Research & Development Panel, and Qualifications Panel.
Her passion for nature runs through everything she does. She works with various industry NetZero and Climate Change groups and represent Arcadis at the London Climate Change Partnership, London First and 50L Home Coalition of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. She has written extensively on water, climate change, diversity, equity and inclusion topics for national and international publications. Anusha is honoured to have this dedication recognised by a number of industry awards including 2020 - Top 50 UK Women Engineers Sustainability Award and CECA FIR Inspiring Engineers Award 2019. She is regularly invited to panel discussions, media interviews and asked to deliver keynote speeches. In 2020, Anusha was named as one of the UK’s leading BAME voices on climate change by Climate Reframe.
Professor Jim Hall
Keith Howells FREng CEng FICE FCIWEM
Jeffrey Ashurst CEng FICE MCIWEM CWEM MAPM
Yvonne Aust CEng MICE
Rebecca Barkham MEng GMICE MWES
Edward Bingham CEng FICE
Philip Brown BEng CEng FICE
Gillian Castka BEng MSc CEng MICE MHKIE
David Coles CDir CEng FICE FIOD
Yuli (Chaido) Doulala-Rigby BEng MSc CEng FICE
Serena Gough GMICE
Beth Griffiths EngTech MICE
Tina Gunnarsson MEng CEng MICE
Benjamin Alexander Hamer BSc CEng FICE
Tim Harman MEng CEng FICE
Susan Hawkes EngTech MICE
David Hirst BEng (Hons) MBA CEng FICE FEI
Ken Ho JP FICE FHKIE RPE (Geotechnical) RPE (Civil) ACGI BSc(Eng) DIC MSc CEng EurIng
Dr Sabih Khisaf MSc PhD Eur Ing CEng FICE
Gerald Knights MEng (Hons) MSc DIC CEng FICE
George Lance MEng (Hons) CEng NECReg MICE
Julian Lineham PE SECB F.SEI F.ASCE CEng FICE
Jose M. Lores BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE
Eur Ing Dr Phebe Mann MA(Cantab) MSc PhD LLB LLM CEng MICE FRICS MCIOB FCIArb FRSA FHEA
Jim Martin MEng CEng FICE FIStructE
Yvonne Murphy BEng (Hons) CEng CEnv FICE CMgr MCMI
Elizabeth Orchard MEng A.U.S CEng MICE
Professor Priti Parikh MPhil PhD CEng FICE FRSA
Lucy Rew BEng (Hons) MSc CEng FICE
Steven Graeme Robertson BSc (Hons) CEng MICE
Oana Sala MEng GMICE
Lucinda Smith BA MBA CEng MICE
Ivor Thomas BEng LLB CEng FICE
Katy Toms MEng CEng MICE
Sally Walters MEng MPHil CEng FICE
Robert White BEng(Hons) PGDipBA, CEng, CPEng (Aus) FICE, FEngNZ, FIEAust, CMInstD
Graham Yates BEng (Hons) CEng MICE