Meet our South West Awards judges for 2018

Our judges are preparing to visit your nominated projects and decide which ones will be awarded the trophies at the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2018. Who will be judging your entries this year?

Judges visiting 2017 projects.
Judges visiting 2017 projects.

ICE South West is delighted to announce its judging panel for the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2018.

The panel features a diverse group of representatives from consultancy, contracting and academia, offering a well-rounded judging experience.

Meet the judges

Chair of judges: Chris Burton, Partner and Business Development Director, Tony Gee and Partners

Chris Burton

Chris Burton has always been passionate about the promotion of our industry and is delighted to be chairing the 2018 South West Awards judging panel. He has been involved with construction of significant infrastructure projects during his early career whilst working for major contractors. Since then he has focussed on consultancy and is now a Partner and Business Development Director with Tony Gee. Notable involvement with ICE over many years includes Council member and South West Regional Chairman.

Dominic Bostock, Commercial Director, CORMAC

Dominic Bostock

Dominic is a results-driven Chartered Engineer, leader, commercial strategist and committed continual improver. He thrives on inspiring teams to find solutions to the challenges presented in civil engineering, to provide the best and most innovative strategies and solutions to help clients and stakeholders achieve their visions and priorities around increasing financial and budgetary constraints.

Mike Gallop, Director, Route Safety Asset Management (Western), Network Rail

Mike Gallop

Mike is Director of Route Safety Asset Management for Network Rail's Western Route. He leads a team of Asset Managers managing a diverse and extensive railway infrastructure which extends from Paddington to Penzance.

Within his portfolio Mike is accountable for the condition and performance of all asset types on the Western Route including drainage, flood defence and coastal assets.

By profession Mike is a Chartered Geologist and holds a PhD in the geotechnical behaviour of Quaternary soils. Prior to joining Network Rail in 2006 Mike worked in the Consulting Engineering and Utilities Sectors delivering a range of Infrastructure and Asset Management Projects.

Dr Maria Marsico, Senior lecturer in Engineering, University of Exeter

Dr Maria Marsico

Maria Rosaria Marsico is a senior lecturer in Engineering at the University of Exeter. She has ten years international experience in the development and application of special devices to mitigate earthquake-induced vibrations. In 2013 she was awarded a prestigious Outward Mobility Fellowship to study low-cost bearings in partnership with the University of California Berkeley. She acted as a consultant to the EU-funded project SILER (Seismic-Initiated events risk mitigation in LEad-cooled Reactors) and to the Italian Department of Civil Protection on developing master planning for seismic risk mitigation (OPCM 4007/12).

Saeed Mojabi, Director, Arup

Saeed Mojabi

Saeed Mojabi is a Director of Arup and leads the Bristol Infrastructure Group. He is a Principal of Arup Geotechnics and also leads the Rail Geotechnics business sector within Arup UK and the Middle East.

Saeed has vast experience of major engineering projects and has been responsible for the delivery of large major geotechnical, civil structures, deep basements, railway, major marine projects, large buildings, shopping centres, major basements, highways and highway structures and abandoned mine workings not only in the UK, but in Holland, Syria, Egypt, Qatar, Iran, China, Malta and Australia. His exemplary skills exude in innovative and cost-effective design and construction of deep basements, river and sea walls, heavy foundations in poor ground, major earthworks and contaminated land regeneration.

Saeed has the greatest respect from all who meet him and work alongside him.

Trish Johnson, Bridge Master, Clifton Suspension Bridge

Trish Johnson

Trish is a Chartered Civil Engineer and former Regional Director of ICE South West. She has several years' experience as Head of Maintenance at the Severn Bridge and is currently the first female Bridge Master of Clifton Suspension Bridge. Having lived in Bristol for over 30 years, Trish is proud to be part of the Clifton team.

Trish has also worked on a lot of motorway bridges – mostly inspection and maintenance – as well as running big offices and working with ICE to promote engineering in schools and colleges and encouraging young people to train as civil engineers.