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.
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 Agenda for future meetings and the minutes for past meetings can be accessed here.
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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, Graduates and Students Network (GSNet);
- 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.
Ed McCann BEng(Hons) MSc CEng FICE FRSA
Ed graduated from Imperial College London in 1989 with a degree in Civil Engineering.
During twelve years with Binnie & Partners he obtained a Master’s Degree in Hydraulic Engineering and worked on some fifty infrastructure projects all over the world.
He joined Expedition Engineering in 2002 where he has been the Project Director for many projects including the multi award winning Infinity Bridge and the Olympic 2012 Velodrome.
He currently works on major projects and programs in the UK and internationally where he focuses on strategic engineering design and improving productivity across the asset lifecycle.
Ed was instrumental in the growth and development of Expedition from a “back bedroom start-up” to Building Magazine’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2012.
In 2009, Ed and the two other owners of Expedition set up a social enterprise called the Useful Simple Trust and gave the company to the employees. He is now a Trustee of the UST, which has a number of award-winning companies specialising in Engineering, Communications Design, Architecture, Education and Sustainability.
He is a Royal Academy Visiting Professor of Innovation and a member of the UK’s i3P Strategic Leadership Group which is focused on innovating across the built environment.
He co-created cross industry initiatives including: the Constructionarium, the Get It Right Initiative and the Expedition Workshed.
Ed has been actively involved in design education since 1999 and he is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Innovation.
Along the way he appeared in 35 Television programs on engineering and allegedly has a fan in Japan!
Keith Howells FREng CEng FICE FCIWEM
Rachel Skinner BSc(Hons) MSc(Eng) FREng CEng FICE CTPP FCIHT
Andy Alder MEng MSc CEng FICE
Jeffrey Ashurst CEng FICE MCIWEM CWEM MAPM
Yvonne Aust CEng MICE
Rebecca Barkham MEng GMICE MWES
Richard Bayfield BSc (Hons) MSc CEnv CEng FICE FCIArb
Edward Bingham CEng FICE
Julie Bregulla Dipl. Ing PhD CEng FICE
Norman Brent BSc Eng (Hons) FICE
Philip Brown BEng CEng FICE
Kate Cairns BEng (Hons) DIC MSc CEng FICE
Gillian Castka BEng MSc CEng MICE MHKIE
Norman Chan BA (Hons) MA Fdsc Civil Engineering EngTech MICE
David Coles CDir CEng FICE FIOD
Matthew Colton BEng (Hons) CEng FICE CPPM MAIPM MAICD
Njemile Faustin BSc MSc DIC PhD MICE CEng
David Hirst BEng (Hons) MBA CEng FICE FEI
Ken Ho JP FICE FHKIE RPE(Geotechnical) RPE (Civil) ACGI BSc(Eng) DIC MSc CEng EurIng
Mark Jamieson BEng (Hons) CEng FICE
Sarah Jones BEng CEng MICE
Julian Lineham PE SECB F.SEI F.ASCE CEng FICE
Jose Lores BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE
Jim Martin MEng CEng FICE FIStructE
Paul Mitchelmore BSc CEng MICE
Dr Priti Parikh MPhil PhD CEng FICE FRSA
David Porter MEng (Hons) CEng FICE
Lucy Rew BEng (Hons) MSc CEng FICE
Steven Robertson BSc (Hons) CEng MICE
Daaoud Shafi MEng(Hons) GMICE
Ivor Thomas BEng LLB CEng FICE
Katy Toms MEng CEng MICE
Sally Walters CEng MICE MIET
Ben Weller BEng MSc DIC GMICE
Julie Wood BSc (Hons) CEng FICE FRICS FCIM HonFAPM
Graham Yates BEng (Hons) CEng MICE
Yan Zhou CEng FICE MHKIE BEng MSc DIC
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 whose term of service has finished.
2022 Council vacancies
The vacancies for the Council Elections are as follows:
The deadline for nominations has now passed.
The election will run from 01 June to 12 July 2022. The results will be announced at the Institution’s Annual General Meeting on 21 July 2022, with elected candidates taking office from 1 November 2022.
The candidates for the 2022 election are as follows:
- Ben Hamer CEng FICE
- Eur Ing Dr Phebe Mann CEng MICE
- Beth Griffiths Eng Tech, MICE
- Yuli (Chaido) Doulala-Rigby CEng FICE
- Tina Gunnarsson CEng MICE
- Tim Harman CEng FICE
- Robert White CEng FICE
- Penny Gilg CEng MICE
- Paul McEwan CEng MICE
- Gillian H Castka CEng MICE
- London - Yan Zhou CEng FICE
- Yorkshire & Humber - David Hirst CEng MICE
- Scotland – Steven Graeme Robertson CEng FICE
- East of England – Elizabeth Orchard CEng MICE
- South East – Susan Hawkes EngTech MICE
- Europe & Central Asia- Jose M. Lores CEng MICE
- Nada Elhariry GMICE
- Oana Sala GMICE
- King Thapa GMICE
ICE uses the Civica Election Services (CES) to manage our ballot process so the votes are secure.
The ballot is run online for most members. CES 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.
ICE voting Members will directly elect members to the Trustee Board. Further details can be found on the Trustee Board webpage.