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President’s Visit - Meet the ICE President, Wales Cymru, online

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 11 June 2021
  • 12:30 - 13:50
President’s Visit - Meet the ICE President, Wales Cymru, online

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Join us as the ICE President, Rachel Skinner gives her Presidential address. The Presidential Address will incorporate detail on Covid-19 and net zero consequences, specifically for ICE and the infrastructure sector.

In addition, there will be a short presentation by Micheala Chan, President’s Future Leader on 'What does Net Zero really mean?' Micheala will explore what net zero means and what happens if we don't meet this target.

Registrants are invited to watch Rachel Skinner's Shaping Zero video in advance of the event.

A Q&A session with attendees will be chaired by Ken Evans.

Microsoft Teams to be used.  Attendees to join at 12:20.


12:30 Moderator’s comments by ICE Wales Cymru Director, Keith Jones

12:32 Introductions by Jess Dunn, ICE Wales Cymru’s Chair’s Apprentice

12:35 Welcome by ICE Wales Cymru Chair, Ken Evans

12:40 Presentation by Micheala Chan, President’s Future Leader - What does Net Zero really mean?

12:50 Presidential Address by Rachel Skinner, ICE President

13:05 Discussion/audience questions

13:50 Close

Microsoft Teams to be used. Attendees to join at 12:20.


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

President, Institution of Civil Engineers. Executive Director, WSP, Patron, Women in Transport

Rachel Skinner

Rachel Skinner is the 156th President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and is an Executive Director (Transport) at WSP. She is a Patron of Women in Transport (a not-for-profit) having been one of its founding board members since 2005.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a chartered engineer and a chartered transport planner.  Rachel chairs the Carbon stream of the Infrastructure Client Group (ICG) and was recently invited to join the external expert panel established to support the UK Department for Transport’s Acceleration Unit that is focused on a faster, better and greener recovery beyond COVID-19. She served two years as an Infrastructure Commissioner for Scotland from late 2018.

In 2016, Rachel was listed as one of The Telegraph’s inaugural UK Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering; in 2017 she was named the Most Distinguished Winner and Best Woman Civil Engineer at the Women in Civil Engineering Awards, and in 2019 she was confirmed by the Financial Times as one of the UK’s Top 100 Women in Engineering.

Rachel has authored, scripted and hosted publications and films on topics including “Shaping Zero” about net zero carbon for infrastructure, “Making Better Places” on place-making and future mobility, and before that about digital technology and its potential for infrastructure, industry innovation and collaboration. She is regularly invited to give keynote conference presentations and to chair international and national industry events. Rachel is involved with strategic projects for clients across the public and private sectors, including leadership of a growing portfolio of future mobility projects in the UK and overseas.

Micheala Chan

Micheala Chan
Micheala is a Graduate Engineer at Arcadis, and one of the current ICE President's Future Leaders for 20-21. She studied Engineering at the University of Cambridge, specialising in Civil, Structural and

Environmental Engineering.

She is currently working with Thames Water on Developer Services and Asset Protection. Micheala has a keen interest in equitable access to water and sanitation and has experience in the international development sector.

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United Kingdom

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