Yorkshire & Humber - committees

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ICE Yorkshire and Humber's committees and groups bring together like-minded people and give members the opportunity to increase their knowledge, get advice and raise the profile of civil engineering in the region.

Find out about the committees and groups that make up ICE Yorkshire and Humber, including what they do, who are members and how you can get involved.

  • Graduate and Students Committee

    Michael McAree, Chair

    The Yorkshire and Humber Graduates and Students' Committee represents young engineers and those working towards professional qualification. It arranges events and training opportunities geared towards professional qualifications, organises social opportunities and helps young members have a say in how ICE is run.

    To contact a member of the Graduate & Students' Committee, please email: icegsyh@gmail.com

    Name Position Employer LinkedIn
    Michael McAree GMICE Chair Mott MadDonald LinkedIn profile
    Tom Harkins GMICE Vice Chair Atkins LinkedIn profile
    Jade Toulson Secretary Mott MacDonald Bentley LinkedIn profile
    David Asensio GMICE Treasurer Aecom LinkedIn profile
    Thomas Sheridan GMICE Regional GSNet Representative Mott MacDonald LinkedIn profile
    Mikhail Bessonov GMICE Communications Secretary Mott MacDonald LinkedIn profile
    Penny Gilg GMICE Communications Secretary TSP LinkedIn profile
    Nasar Adam GMICE Regional Education Team Liaison Officer Mott MacDonald Bentley LinkedIn profile
    Nikolaos Vardakastanis Regional Education Team Liaison Officer Student, University of Bradford  
    Nicola Talbot GMICE University Liaison Officer Arup LinkedIn profile
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Special interest groups

ICE Yorkshire and Humber has a number of special interest groups. The groups have a variety of responsibilities and meet several times a year. All group members are volunteers and come from a range of backgrounds within the civil engineering profession. If you would like to volunteer on a group please contact the relevant chairperson.

Regional Advisory Board

The Regional Advisory Board gives expert advice on a range of industry sectors.

The board provides informed debate, and promotes a coherent strategy for infrastructure development in the region. It also contributes to ICE's State of the Nation reports, both nationally, and from a regional perspective.

Name Sector Employer LinkedIn
David Hirst CEng FICE (RAB Chair) Energy Ainsty Risk Consulting Ltd. LinkedIn profile
David Wilkes CEng MICE Flooding and Environment Arup LinkedIn profile
Bill Schlegel CEng FICE General Civils Self employed LinkedIn profile
Damian Kilburn CEng FICE Transport (Highways) Pell Frischmann LinkedIn profile
Colin Elliff CEng MICE Transport (Rail)   LinkedIn profile
Nick Chamberlain CEng MICE Civil Engineer Atkins  
Penny Marshall CEng MICE Regional Support Team - Regional Director ICE LinkedIn profile
Stephanie Thomas Regional Support Team - Marketing Communications Executive/RAB Administrator ICE  

Retired Members' Group (RICE)

The retired members' group (RICE) is a group of ICE members in the Yorkshire and Humber region who have retired, or are close to retirement. The group arranges a programme of daytime social events, site visits, and activities to increase the knowledge of members. Formed in 2002, the group currently has around 120 members.

Meetings usually comprise coffee followed by a talk by an invited speaker, and conclude with an optional buffet lunch. Other meetings include visits to construction sites and other facilities of interest, and joint meetings are also held with colleagues from IMechE/IET. There are also three main social events on the group's calendar – an annual golf competition, summer social outing, and the Christmas lunch.

Any ICE member may attend a meeting, but group members receive detailed meeting notices directly from the Honorary Secretary. The group has a formal constitution, which provides for the usual committee appointees.

If you would like to meet with former colleagues and fellow engineers in a friendly and social environment, you would be very welcome to join the retired members' group. To join or for further information, please contact Honorary Secretary Hugh Allan mail@hughallan.net. There is currently no joining fee or annual subscription to the group.

Note - when retired, membership of the ICE can be retained for a reduced subscription (subject to earnings from all employment not exceeding £13,900 a year, pensions excluded).

Name Position
Frank O'Dwyer IEng MICE Chair
Stuart Brock CEng MICE Vice Chair
Helen Franklin CEng MICE Immediate Past Chair
Hugh Allan CEng FICE Honorary Secretary
John Spain CEng MICE Assistant Secretary (Finance)
Terry Brown CEng MICE Member
David Newby CEng MICE Member
Chris Platts CEng MICE Member
David Tattersall CEng MICE Member

Interested in finding out more?

Download a copy of the retired members' newsletter

Transportation Group

The Yorkshire and Humber Transportation Group organises evening meetings on issues relating to transport.

Name Position Employer LinkedIn
Liz Green CEng MICE Chair Pell Frischmann LinkedIn profile
John Kennedy GMICE Secretary Mott MacDonald LinkedIn profile
Pedro Abrantes Member Urban Transport Group | University of Leeds LinkedIn profile
Adrian Bateman Member Mouchel  
James Tate Member University of Leeds LinkedIn profile

Yorkshire Geotechnical Group

The group arranges meetings, debates, seminars and paper competitions for professionals and students working in geotechnics and geo-environmental engineering. These events are an opportunity to exchange ideas, information and experiences concerning the latest developments in geotechnics.

Name Position Employer LinkedIn
Graham Horgan GMICE Chair Huesker LinkedIn profile
Anthony Fisher CEng MICE Vice Chair/Treasurer Cementation Skanska LinkedIn profile
John Judge GMICE Presentation Competition Officer TSP Projects LinkedIn profile
Victoria King Meetings and Publicity Secretary Mott MacDonald LinkedIn profile
Alan Willoner CEng MICE Meetings & Publicity Secretary Mott MacDonald LinkedIn profile
Deaglan Gibbons Sponsorship Officer Hyder Consulting LinkedIn profile
Jonathan Black University Liaison Officer University of Sheffield  
Grainne Wood CEng MICE ICE Liaison Officer DAPS Ltd LinkedIn profile
Jenny Cooke CEng MICE ICE Liaison Officer Network Rail LinkedIn profile
Ewart Pritchard CEng MICE Diversity & Inclusion Officer Alan Auld LinkedIn profile
Faustas Buskevicius CEng MICE Social Media Officer Mott MacDonald LinkedIn profile

Interested in finding out more?

You can download the presentations from some of our events at the links below.

Geotechnics in the Rail Industry, Conference (12 May 2015)

Resurrecting the lost British Standards for Geotechnical Design (29 September 2015)

Holme Tunnel: Repairing a railway tunnel through a large and active landslip in the Pennines (10 November 2015)

Geotechnical Group Presentation Competition Final (8 December 2015)

Green Port, Hull: Geotechnical Aspects (12 January 2016)

Railway Earthworks: Slips, Slides and Flows (14 September 2016)

Geotechnical Group Presentation Competition Final (6 December 2016)

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