North West - committees

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Our regional committee, branch committees and special interest groups in the North West region plan and organise how we support and share knowledge with ICE members.

If you'd like to be involved or are looking for advice, why not get in touch?

Find out what the committees do, who is involved and how you can contact them.

  • Cumbria Branch

    Scott Christian, Chair

    The Cumbria Branch aims to challenge the traditional perception of civil engineers and celebrate the everyday engineering heroes in the region. It does this by offering a varied and wide-ranging programme of events that promote civil engineering, and by highlighting the positive impact that civil engineers have on society.

    Name Position
    Scott Christian Chair
    TBC Vice Chair
    TBC Meeting Secretary
    Stephanie Ball Accounts Manager
    TBC Education Rep
    Garan Comley Honorary Secretary
    TBC Members
     

    Interested in getting involved?

    The Cumbria Committee is always keen for new members to join. If you'd like to find out more or to get involved, please get in touch with one of its members.

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  • Manchester Branch

    Philip Isgar, Chair

    The Manchester Branch is diverse, forward-thinking and active, and works with various engineering institutions and organisations involved in the built environment. It aims to increase interest and attendance at technical meetings to help members continue their professional development.

    Name Position
    Philip Isgar Chair
    Kathleen Harrison Meeting Secretary
    Jonathan Hann Accounts Manager
    Nick Brookes Education Representative
    Katie Goode Member
    David Thomas Member
    Jon Goddard Member
     

    Interested in getting involved?

    If you'd like to find out more or to join the Manchester Committee, please get in touch with one of its members.

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  • Merseyside Branch

    Tim Elton, Chair

    The Merseyside Branch Committee represents the interests and views of local members at regional and national levels of ICE. It offers ways for members, at all stages in their career, to come together and share knowledge.

    Name Position
    Tim Elton Chair
    Ben Smith Vice Chair
    Mogan Athmanathan NW Representative
    Irina Lavina Meetings Secretary
    Charles Wilsoncroft Accounts Manager
    Joanna Bateman Education Representative
    Phil Kirby Education Representative
    Stephen Alexander Hon Secretary
    Stephen Alexander G&S Representative
    Steve Jones Liverpool University Civil Engineering point of contact / promotion of ICE events
    Bill Atherton JMU Civil Engineering point of contact / promotion of ICE events
    James Ewing Liverpool University Civil Engineering point of contact / promotion of ICE events
    David Boyer Organises Annual Merseyside Joint Dinner (with APM)
    Terry McCormick Organises annual Liverpool Walking Tour
    Dave Haddon Organises IOSH joint meetings
    Kevin Earle Member
    Perry Shard Member
    Stephen Holcroft Member
    Stuart Wilson Member
    Michael Camino Member
    Liam Dix Member
    Robbie Harrison Member
     

    Interested in getting involved?

    The Merseyside Committee welcomes new members. If you're interested in joining or finding out more, please get in touch with one of its members.

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Special interest groups

The North West region's special interest groups (SIGs) focus on particular aspects of civil engineering. The groups are run by members on a voluntary basis, and provide an opportunity to discuss topics, share knowledge and meet up for social activities.

Environment, Sustainability, Health and Safety Group (ESHSG)

The group enables civil engineers and other professionals to exchange views and share knowledge. If you'd like to get involved or find out more, please contact Co-Chairs Robert Jackson, Dave Haddon, or any other committee member.

Name Position
Professor Robert Jackson Co-Chair
Dave Haddon Acting Accounts Manager and Meeting Secretary
Nigel Sagar Member
Perry Shard Member
John Donaghy Member
Elaine Middleton Member
Sally Sudworth Member
James Mannouch Member
Stephen Charlton Member
 

Interested in getting involved?

The committee is always keen for new members to join. Please get in touch with one its members if you'd like to find out more or get involved.

Geotechnical Group (GG)

The group promotes understanding of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering issues, and provides opportunities for members and non-members to meet, exchange views and attend presentations.

Name Employer
Dr Paul McMahon Chair
Edouardos Karavakis Honorary Secretary
Chris Eccles Member
Martin de Krester Member
Ian Scotland Member
Robert Grew Member
Mohammed Syed Member
 

Interested in getting involved?

To find out more, please contact Dr Paul McMahon, or any other committee member.

Historical Engineering Group (HEG)

The Historical Engineering Group is for anyone in the North West who has an interest in historical engineering works. It provides an opportunity to discuss topics with like-minded people. The group also helps the ICE Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) to record historical works and promote historical engineering within the community.

Name Position
Jim Parry Chair
Denis O'Gara Secretary
 

Interested in getting involved?

If you'd like to join or find out more, please contact a committee member.

Transportation Engineering Group (TEG)

The Transportation Engineering Groups provides an opportunity for members to discuss and promote the study and practice of transportation engineering on land, water or in the air. For any queries, please contact the Chair, Dave Colbert at dave.colbert@lancashire.gov.uk

Name Position
Dave Colbert Chair
Gary Rowland Secretary
Nicola Kane Member
David Boyer Member
Mick Noone Member
Alec Curley Member
 

Interested in getting involved?

If you'd like to get involved or find out more, please contact a committee member.

Equality and Diversity Group

ICE is committed to valuing the diversity that individuals with differing backgrounds and abilities bring to the institution and respecting all members and applicants through fairness, tolerance and consistency of professional standards.

Our North West Equality and Diversity group offers a support network for minority groups within civil engineering and provides a regional equality and diversity representative to the regional committee. Along with raising awareness, providing advice and supporting best practice, we also work with ICE's Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Committee.

Name Position
Kathleen Harrison Chair
Sarah Beck Vice Chair
Abigail Kiernan Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Committee North West Representative
 

Interested in getting involved?

If you'd like to get involved or find out more, please contact a committee member.

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