In her new role, Emma Antrobus will lead the Regional Support Team and take responsibility for all regional programmes and activities.
Key priorities will be working closely with the regional committee in delivering the regional business plan and raising awareness of the massive impact civil engineers have.
Commenting on her new role Emma Antrobus said: “I thrive on working with businesses, building relationships and engaging with stakeholders. I am looking forward to promoting the role of civil engineers to Government and businesses at the highest level and, most importantly, to young people.”
Wendy Blundell, Director of UK Regions, said: “Emma brings a wealth of relevant experience and I have no doubt that she will help put ICE North West, and its members, at the forefront of regional issues and beyond.”
Prior to joining ICE, Emma worked for Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and was seconded to run the North West Rail Campaign lobbying for the Northern Hub funding.
She has worked closely with the rail industry and other stakeholders across the engineering and infrastructure sector.
She has spent time with Alstom UK working on the Widnes facility and rail training academy, and most recently in the Greater Manchester team working on the HS2 project.
Emma is passionate about education, as a trustee to six schools in Manchester, she is helping to ensure that young people can maximise opportunities for learning, access routes to further and higher education, and develop aspirations for fulfilling their potential.