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Presentation by President’s Future Leader followed by the President’s Address

Event organised by ICE

08 October 2021
10:00 - 11:15 BST (GMT+1)

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The event will begin with a presentation from Cliff Francis, President’s Future Leader. With the daunting challenge ahead of us to meet the demands of a net zero industry, the future role of the civil engineer may look quite different to those who have gone before. Cliff will take a few minutes to consider what qualities our future engineers will need to embrace for this carbon revolution to succeed.

Rachel Skinner will give an abridged version of her President’s Address.

Image credit: Bogdan Tutoveanu


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Recorded Lecture


Cliff Francis

Cliff Francis

Balfour Beatty plc

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Cliff Francis

I think that we are facing unprecedented times.

We have a great opportunity to shape a positive outcome from the challenges societies are facing, with "new-normal" distancing and protective measures in place.

The world is in great need of leaders who are capable of making a recognisable impact on climate change.

Whilst we respond to an immediate threat, our innovative practices can be developed and adopted to create a long-term shift in our industries approach to construction.

I hope to be a real part of ensuring we have a sustainable future.

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Anne Denning