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In November Paul Sheffield will become the 155th President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
On Tuesday 12 November, the occasion will be marked by Paul Sheffield giving his Presidential Address, setting out his aims and objectives for his year in office.
As his first act as ICE President, Paul Sheffield will announce the winner of ICE People’s Choice Award 2019. The occasion will be followed by a drinks and canapé reception.
This event is one of the highlights in the Institution calendar and is a wonderful gathering of ICE members, heads of institutions, MPs and industry leaders.
ICE has arranged discounted rates at hotels close to venue. Explore room options at eventay.co.uk/events/10198ice19.
Paul studied civil engineering at the University of Surrey graduating in 1983, becoming Chartered in 1987. Following graduation, he spent 31 years with the Kier Group, initially working on a wide range of civil engineering and construction projects in various parts of the world including a gold mine in Papua New Guinea, a commercial development in London, a concrete gravity dam in Snowdonia where he was the Chief Engineer and latterly as Project Director on a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia and underground railways in Hong Kong.
Between 2005 and 2010 he was on the Board of Kier with responsibility for their global civil engineering and construction activities and from 2010 to 2014 he was CEO of the Group with overall revenues of £3bn and activities spanning construction, support services, property development and housing.
In 2014 he joined Laing O’Rourke to head their UK and Middle East construction business with close involvement in projects such as Thames Tideway Tunnels and Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
Paul is currently a non-executive Director of Southern Water Services and is on the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Construction Group BAM. He is also an Industrial Advisor to the Board of Manchester Airport Group working on their capital expansion work at both Manchester and Stansted airports. He is a chartered engineer and an ICE Fellow.
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