council member for Asia Pacific
ICE Council Member for Asia Pacific
Matthew (Matt) Colton is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Engineers Australia and is currently in his second term on Council at the ICE representing Asia Pacific’s 1,700 members.
Over the past four years, Matt has developed several successful avenues to increase international membership. With an aim to sustainably improve our built environment, Matt works closely with other internationally reputable professional organisations to identify synergies and positively influence political vision to benefit our wider society.
Matt has been heavily involved with the ICE since 2010, when he was elected as Chair of the New South Wales (NSW) ICE Local Association Committee. Through this role, Matt brought governance, structure and improved opportunities for ICE-NSW members, increasing the active membership by 40 per cent. He was appointed as the ICE NSW Representative in 2015. During this time Matt curated and delivered the ICE Asia Pacific Conference in 2018 as part of the ICE’s Bicentenary Celebrations in Sydney.
Matt sits on a series of international expert panels including NEC Contract. He is also an ICE Mentor and Professional Reviewer, promoting the importance of maintaining our Institution’s highest professional standards and superior reputation as the premier international engineering and infrastructure professional qualifying body.
In 2017, Matt won the Warren Medal in recognition of his valuable service to the NSW region. Professionally, Matt has delivered a wide variety of civil engineering schemes including earthworks, bridges, viaducts, tunnelling and sea defence schemes. He has been involved with significant projects in both the UK and Australia including Birmingham New Street Station, London Bridge Station and Parramatta & Newcastle Light Rail.
Matt is the Managing Director of Management Commercial Engineering (MCE), a highly regarded infrastructure advisory business based in Sydney, New South Wales. He is currently the Engineering Director for Sydney Metro West program, the biggest public transport project in Australia. The project consists of a fully automated metro rail system (a first in Australia) that will increase Sydney's rail capacity by up to 60 per cent by 2024.