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ICE Council

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.

Council meetings

The Agenda for future meetings and the minutes for past meetings can be accessed here.

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View Council documents

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, 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

President 2021-22

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!

Ed McCann

Keith Howells FREng CEng FICE FCIWEM

Senior Vice President 2021-22
Keith Howells

Rachel Skinner BSc(Hons) MSc(Eng) FREng CEng FICE CTPP FCIHT

Immediate Past President
Rachel Skinner

Andy Alder MEng MSc CEng FICE

General Member of Council (2022)
Andy Alder


North West (2024)

Regional Member

Jeffrey Ashurst

Yvonne Aust CEng MICE

West Midlands (2024)

Regional Member

Yvonne Aust

Rebecca Barkham MEng GMICE MWES

Graduate Member (2024)
Rebecca Barkham

Richard Bayfield BSc (Hons) MSc CEnv CEng FICE FCIArb

General Member of Council (2022)
Richard Bayfield

Edward Bingham CEng FICE

East Midlands (2024)

Regional Member

Edward Bingham

Julie Bregulla Dipl. Ing PhD CEng FICE

General Member of Council (2022)
Julie Bregulla

Norman Brent BSc Eng (Hons) FICE

South East (2022)

Regional Member

Norman Brent

Philip Brown BEng CEng FICE

Northern Ireland (2024)

Regional Member

Philip Brown

Kate Cairns BEng (Hons) DIC MSc CEng FICE

General Member of Council (2022
Kate Cairns

Gillian Castka BEng MSc CEng MICE MHKIE

General Member (2022)
Gillian Castka

Norman Chan BA (Hons) MA Fdsc Civil Engineering EngTech MICE

General Member (2022)
Norman Chan

David Coles CDir CEng FICE FIOD

General Member of Council (2024)
David Coles

Matthew Colton BEng (Hons) CEng FICE CPPM MAIPM MAICD

Asia Pacific - non-HK

International Member

Matthew Colton

Njemile Faustin BSc MSc DIC PhD MICE CEng

General Member of Council (2023)
Njemile Faustin

David Hirst BEng (Hons) MBA CEng FICE FEI

Yorkshire & Humber (2022)

Regional Member

David Hirst

Ken Ho JP FICE FHKIE RPE(Geotechnical) RPE (Civil) ACGI BSc(Eng) DIC MSc CEng EurIng

Hong Kong (2023)

Regional Member

Ken Ho

Mark Jamieson BEng (Hons) CEng FICE

Middle East & Africa (2023)

International Member

Mark Jamieson

Sarah Jones BEng CEng MICE

Wales (2023)

Regional Member

Sarah Jones


Americas (2023)

International Member

Julian Lineham

Jose Lores BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE

Europe & Central Asia (2022)

International Member

Jose Lores

Jim Martin MEng CEng FICE FIStructE

General Member of Council (2024)
Jim Martin

Paul Mitchelmore BSc CEng MICE

East of England (2022)

Regional Member

Paul Mitchelmore

Dr Priti Parikh MPhil PhD CEng FICE FRSA

General Member (2024)
Dr Priti Parikh

David Porter MEng (Hons) CEng FICE

General Member (2023)
David Porter

Lucy Rew BEng (Hons) MSc CEng FICE

General Member (2024)
Lucy Rew

Steven Robertson BSc (Hons) CEng MICE

Scotland (2022)

Regional Member

Steven Robertson

Daaoud Shafi MEng(Hons) GMICE

Graduate Member (2023)
Daaoud Shafi

Ivor Thomas BEng LLB CEng FICE

General Member (2024)
Ivor Thomas

Katy Toms MEng CEng MICE

South West (2024)

Regional Member

Katy Toms

Sally Walters CEng MICE MIET

General Member (2023)
Sally Walters

Ben Weller BEng MSc DIC GMICE

Graduate Member (2022)
Ben Weller

Julie Wood BSc (Hons) CEng FICE FRICS FCIM HonFAPM

General Member (2023))
Julie Woods

Graham Yates BEng (Hons) CEng MICE

North East (2023)

Regional Member

Graham Yates


London (2022)

Regional Member

Yan Zhou

ICE Council elections 2022

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.

The results for the 2022 Council Elections were announced at ICE’s Annual General Meeting on 21 July 2022. Fourteen new members were elected to take the Institution forward:

  • Ben Hamer CEng FICE
  • Beth Griffiths Eng Tech, MICE
  • Yuli (Chaido) Doulala-Rigby CEng FICE
  • Tina Gunnarsson CEng MICE
  • Tim Harman CEng FICE
  • Robert White CEng FICE
  • Gillian H Castka CEng MICE

  • London - Yan Zhou CEng FICE
  • Yorkshire & Humber - David Hirst CEng MICE
  • Scotland – Steven Robertson CEng FICE
  • East of England – Elizabeth Orchard CEng MICE
  • South East – Susan Hawkes EngTech MICE

  • Europe & Central Asia- Jose M. Lores CEng MICE

  • Oana Sala GMICE

The newly elected Council will take office from 1 November 2022 and most will serve for three years. 

Congratulations and welcome to our new Council members.

Further Information

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

Do you have any questions?

If you would like to find out more about our elections, please contact the Governance Office on: