Join the infrastructure debate with ICE and KPMG: How ICE can continue to shape infrastructure policy, London

25 July, 2017 | 18:30 - 20:00

Join the infrastructure debate
Join the infrastructure debate

About this event

ICE has recently launched AMICE, an associate membership offering those working in the built environment the opportunity to join the conversation on the future of infrastructure; as well as to access the vast array of networking and knowledge opportunities the ICE membership has to offer.

Join the Infrastructure Debate with ICE and KPMG for a panel discussion and audience Q and A on how ICE can continue to shape infrastructure policy.

It will provide the opportunity to learn more about the new grade of membership and how by widening our membership we can enhance our influence.

ICE members are encouraged to attend themselves and to bring along colleagues who may be interested be interested in joining ICE as an AMICE member.


Richard Threlfall, Partner

Richard Threlfall

UK Head, Infrastructure, Building and Construction Global Head of Public Transport - KPMG LLP

Richard is UK Head Infrastructure, Building and Construction and Global Head of Public Transport at KPMG. He has over 20 years' experience in transport policy, strategy and projects, advising both public and private sector clients in the UK and overseas.

Before joining KPMG, Richard was at Citigroup, and before that was employed as a civil servant at the UK Department for Transport where he held positions in the road, rail and aviation directorates. Between 1996 and 1998 he was Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport and the Deputy Prime Minister.

With an extensive network of contacts across the transport, utility, infrastructure, and construction markets and the related political, financial and legal communities, in the UK and internationally his clients include Transport for London, Network Rail, High Speed 2 and Highways England. Richard has advised on some of the UK's most complex projects including High Speed 1, Thames Tideway and the Mersey Gateway Bridge.

Richard has a long-standing reputation for leading clients through complex and politically high-profile transactions and providing strategic, financial and governance advice in relation to the delivery of transport services and projects.

Richard is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and also chairs the Advisory Council of The Infrastructure Forum, which is an independent think-tank which brings together organisations with involvement in UK infrastructure from public, private and regulatory perspectives.

Adrian Coy BSc CEng CMgr FICE FCMI

Adrian Coy

Local Authorities Director, AECOM. Former ICE Vice President, Membership & Diversity

Adrian Coy is Local Authority Strategy Director with AECOM, providing advice to local authorities and strategic input to infrastructure tenders. His knowledge of public sector clients is born from 28 years' experience in local government, the last 10 years of which was as a senior manager. Since 2007 Adrian has played a key role in shaping a successful and progressive relationship with the Midland Highways Alliance through which AECOM delivers highways related professional services to some 20 local authority clients. Adrian has spoken to a range of audiences and had papers and articles published on a variety of topics.

Throughout his career Adrian has been active within the ICE at branch, region and national levels. In 2009 he received the Garth Watson Medal for services to the Institution, and in 2016 the William Kemp Award for outstanding contribution to the profession in the East Midlands. He has served on Council, the Executive Board and a number of Committees, Panels and Steering Groups.

Adrian recently completed a 3 year term as Vice-President Membership and Diversity, leading initiatives to broaden membership and encourage diversity. He is also responsible for strategies for inspiring young people to join the profession, and for encouraging life-long learning and professional development. Most recently Adrian led the development of an influential ICE thought-leadership State of the Nation report on Devolution and Infrastructure.

In his role as ICE Vice-President Adrian led a transformation in education and professional development by leading:

  • Simplification of ICE routes to membership focussed on individual need
  • Significant reduction in the average age of qualification
  • A major expansion of approved training schemes
  • Investment in the development of apprentice programmes as part of EngTech Now
  • ICE working in partnership with industry to develop trailblazer apprenticeships
  • By-law changes to give EngTech MICE status (previously TMICE)
  • Annual growth circa 25% in EngTech members for each of the last 3 years
  • Mentoring programme to support graduates not on approved training schemes
  • Mentoring programme to support recently qualified professionals
  • Consolidation of routes to membership for cognate degree (not civil engineering) holders
  • Broadening of Employer Partnerships to better support professional staff and trainees
  • Introduction of Academic Partnerships to improve support to students
  • Partnerships with Engineering UK, Big Bang, STEMNet to inspire young people
  • Development of Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan to drive industry change
  • Roll-out of Unconsious Bias training to ICE staff, committees, panels and reviewers
  • By-law change to open AMICE to fellow professionals working in civil engineering
  • Partnership with CMI to offer Chartered Manager qualification for ICE members
  • Growth in ICE membership of 7% over 3 years against falling demographic trend
  • Growth in FICE as the highest level of membership
  • Growth in the number of members recording and demonstrating CPD

Joe Flores

Joe Flores

Joe has 22 years' experience as a Civil and Structural Engineer across the Buildings and Rail sectors. He specialises in complex developments with challenging constraints and interfaces, working with key stakeholders to develop solutions. Joe has experience of deep complex basements, developing construction methodologies, retained facades, TfL / LU projects and interfaces and working collaboratively with the supply chain to deliver efficient solutions. Through his four years as a resident engineer, contract administrator for site investigations and monitoring systems he has a full understanding of asset protection strategies for major infrastructure assets.

Joe is a member of the ICE Transport Expert Network, the ICE London Regional and Executive Board Committees, using his experience and network to promote Civil Engineering.

Joe is a guest lecturer and assessor at the University of East London and a member of the Industry Advisory Board at the University of West London.

Sue Kershaw

Sue Kershaw

Sue is the Programme Director of Major Projects Advisory and the UK Head of Infrastructure Programme and Project Management at KPMG. She was Director of Rail, Europe for CH2MHILL and is a Board member of the Association for Project Management.

Previously Sue was Director of Programme Management for Grosvenor Britain and Ireland and prior to this, Sue was Deputy Director of Transport for the Olympic Delivery Authority, responsible for all rail and road transport for the games and the programme management of the wider portfolio. Sue is a Civil Engineer, and an avid promoter of programme management as a discipline and is passionate about improving performance and visibility of the profession.

Sue has a keen interest in regeneration and is a great supporter of improving London as a city for the future, and is a member of the London Enterprise Panel. She is an advocate for the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda in her professional, and voluntary work, and actively supports initiatives to raise awareness of these issues.

Sue also fully supports the engagement of industry, the engineering professions and education sector in working together to plug the critical skills gap in engineering and programme management we have in the UK.

Hala Audi

Hala Audi

Director of Strategy and Policy at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority

Hala Audi is the Director of Strategy and Policy at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority. She has a central oversight role working with ministers and senior officials across government on the most complex and innovative projects and programmes. Before joining HM Treasury in 2008, Hala was an international arbitration lawyer with New York law firm Skadden, Arps.