West Midlands - committees

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ICE West Midlands is governed by its main committee, which carries out ICE's business plan and sets the direction for the region. Find out more about the key committees and their members below.

  • ICE West Midlands main committee

    Mark Downes, Chair

    The main committee is made up of volunteers from the West Midlands region. It meets every month and, through its six sub-branches, works to deliver ICE's business plan in the region.

    Name Position Employer
    Mark Downes Chair Network Rail
    Yvonne Aust Senior Vice Chair Couch Consulting
    John Sunderland Past Chair  
    Cameron Lindsay Honorary Treasurer  
    Sam Grundy Honorary Secretary  

    Interested in getting involved?

    ICE West Midlands' main committee hold its Annual General Meeting in October.

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  • Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country Branch

    Tom Heath, Chair

    The Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country branch was formed in 2014 to support and share knowledge between the 1,800 professionally qualified members in the region.

    Name Position Employer
    Tom Heath Chair Atkins
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  • Coventry and Warwickshire branch

    Keith Woodcock

    The Coventry and Warwickshire organises events, activities and meetings to support the 770 ICE members who live and work in this part of the region.

    Name Position Employer
    Keith Woodcock Chair Coventry University
    Georgina Bone Secretary Morgan Sindall
    Soroush Abolfathi Treasurer Coventry University
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  • Hereford and Worcester branch

    Malcolm Corlett, Chair

    The Hereford and Worcester branch represents 490 ICE members. It organises a range of events to support members and provide opportunities to increase their knowledge and develop their careers.

    Name Position Employer
    Malcolm Corlett Chair Bam Nuttall
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  • Shropshire branch

    Yvonne Aust, Chair

    The Shropshire branch supports the 450 members who live and work in this part of the region. It provides opportunities for members to share knowledge and also works to raise the profile of the profession.

    Name Position Employer
    Yvonne Aust Chair Couch Consulting
    Paul Ross Secretary Ross Planning
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  • Staffordshire branch

    Javid Iqbal, Chair

    The Staffordshire branch represents 550 ICE members. It organises a range of events and activities to support members and provide opportunities to increase their knowledge and develop their careers.

    Name Position Employer
    Javid Iqbal Chair Sky Blue Structures
    David Wood Vice Chair Stoke City Council
    Ian Jenkinson Treasurer  
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  • Graduate and Students

    Ramona Mihailescu, Chair

    The committee helps graduate and student members in the West Midlands become better civil engineers and professionals. Its volunteer members organise talks, seminars, competitions, site visits and social activities. Most take place in Birmingham and are open to everyone.

    Although some members hold elected roles, the committee is very open. It welcomes any ICE graduate or student member who wants to participate, whether you're looking to attend one meeting a year or come along every month. You don't need to have an formal role - every member of the committee can contribute to the work it does.

    Name Position Employer
    Ramona Mihailescu Chair Network Rail
    Angel Ortega Senior Vice Chair Amey
    Sarah Bailey Treasurer Aecom
    Michael McHugh Secretary Amey
    Rob Mason Communications Officer Patrick Parsons
    Jorge Gorrochategui Media Officer Aecom
    Anna Hinton Social Secretary Fairhurst
    Paul McGoldrick GSNET Representative Atkins
    Tom Sherratt Institutions Young Members Liaison Arcadis
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Special interest groups

The West Midlands 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.

Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW)

The Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) aims to promote an understanding of our rich civil engineering heritage among civil engineers and the broader public.

The West Midlands PHEW group organises events about the lives of historical civil engineers, the history of civil engineering and civil engineering projects.

Name Position Employer
David Brown Chair Canal and River Trust

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