New Trustee Board members elected by Council

Five new members have been chosen for ICE’s Trustee Board for 2020/21.

New additions to the Trustee Board 2020-2021
New additions to the Trustee Board 2020-2021

ICE is pleased to welcome five new members to the ICE Trustee Board for the 2020/21 presidential year from November.

They are Anusha Shah, Prof. Jim Hall, Dr Sabih Khisaf, Andy Alder and Gary Cutts.

They join current Trustee Board members Ed McCann, Keith Howells, Emer Murnaghan, Richard Threlfall, John Beck and Liz Waugh and will work with incoming President Rachel Skinner.

CK Mak and Dr Jane Smallman will stand down in November at the end of their respective three-year terms.

Presidential succession

The ICE Council has confirmed Anusha Shah as a succeeding vice president from November 2020, with a view to becoming president in November 2023, subject to interim annual election by Council.

The ICE Council has also confirmed the election of Ed McCann as succeeding vice president and that based on seniority, he should be considered as a candidate for the presidency in November 2021, subject to formal election by Council in December 2020.

Anusha SHAH BEng MSc CEng FICE

Anusha Shah

Director, Resilient Cities at Arcadis

Anusha is a Royal Academy of Engineering-Visiting Professor at King’s College London on Climate Adaptation, Sustainability and Inclusive Design. She represents Arcadis at the London Climate Change Partnership and is the immediate Past Chair of the Thames Estuary Partnership, a charity working towards sustainable management of the Thames Estuary. She is also an external examiner in the Civil Engineering and Built Environment department, Leeds Beckett University.

Anusha was previously the Founder & CEO of Plan for Earth consultancy offering advisory services on Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience, Sustainability and Inclusive Design.

A chartered engineer and a Fellow of the ICE, Anusha has specialisation in Water & Environmental Engineering with over 20 years’ experience in designing, managing and leading projects and programmes both in the UK and internationally. She has worked with the government, NGO’s, consultants (Jacobs, CH2M and Black &; Veatch), contractors, regulator and utility companies, and has led various multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural projects on Water, Environment, Flood Risk Management, Mining and Rail.

Anusha was the Co-Chair of ICE London and South-East Diversity Task Force and a member of the ICE Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Panel. She was the youngest and first female Chair of the ICE - London Region in 2010, General Council Member and Trustee of the ICE for two consecutive terms, Non-Exec Director, Thomas Telford Board; Member, ICE Executive Board; Member, ICE Research & Development Panel and Member, ICE Qualifications Panel.

Professor Jim HALL FREng BEng CEng FICE

Prof Jim Hall

Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks, University of Oxford

Before joining the University of Oxford in 2011 to become Director of the University’s environmental Change Institute, Prof. Hall held academic positions in civil engineering departments in Newcastle University and the University of Bristol.

Prof. Hall is internationally recognised for his research on risk analysis for water resource systems, flooding and coastal engineering, infrastructure systems and adaptation to climate change. Prof. Hall is a member of the Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology and is Expert Advisor to the National Infrastructure Commission.

He was a member of the UK independent Committee on Climate Change Adaptation from 2009 to 2019. He led the development of the National Infrastructure Systems Model (NISMOD), which was used for the ICE’s influential National Needs Assessment and for the UK’s first National Infrastructure Assessment. Prof. Hall invented, and now chairs, the UK Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (DAFNI).

Amongst various distinctions, Prof. Hall was awarded the ICE’s George Stephenson Medal in 2001 and the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water in 2018. He was a Contributing Author to the Nobel Prize-winning Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


Dr. Sabih Khisaf

Head of Engineering, MENA Region, HyperloopTT

Dr Khisaf has extensive experience in the design and construction of civil and heavy civil infrastructure projects, such as Heathrow Terminal 5 in London, Khalifa Port and Khlifa Industrial Zone in Abu Dhabi, Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon, A13 DBFO Project in London, Metro operation, London Underground (Tube Lines, London), program management for the development of multi-mode transit systems (e.g. Abu Dhabi’s US$ 32-billion Integrated Public Transport Program), as the Civil Infrastructure Design Manager, Metro Design, Doha Metro and recently, Head of Engineering with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies MENA Region.

Dr Khisaf is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation, Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK), also, he is the Chairman of the ICE’s UAE Branch.


Andy Alder

Programme Director, Tideway

Andy is the Programme Director for Tideway (as part of the Jacobs Programme Management Team) and is responsible for delivery of all infrastructure for the project.

Andy joined the Tideway Project in 2015 from Crossrail where he was Chief Tunnel Engineer during the detailed design phase, managed procurement of a number of the tunnelling contracts, and was Project Manager for construction of all tunnelling work in the west area of Crossrail.

Andy has previously been responsible for the design of the LU Tottenham Court Road Station Upgrade, and DLR Extensions to London City Airport and Woolwich. Other projects that Andy has worked on include the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the Jubilee Line Extension and projects in Ireland, Egypt and Malaysia.

Andy is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Member of the ICE Council and a Fellow of the Association for Project Management.

Gary CUTTS BEng (Hons) CEng FICE

Gary Cutts

Senior Project Manager, Turner & Townsend

Gary is a Senior Project Manager for Turner & Townsend working within their South West Infrastructure team; and has over 20 years’ experience in delivering infrastructure projects from several different industry sectors; undertaking designer, contractor and client organisation roles in both the public and private sectors.

Gary is a Chartered Member of both the ICE and the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), an Accredited NEC Project Manager, CEEQUAL Assessor and an APM Certified Project Manager.

His Turner & Townsend roles include: - EA Regional Framework Manager; Sustainability Champion, Utilities and Transport sector business generation and he is currently seconded into the Environment Agency working in a Client role for their Programme and Contract Management Service. As the EA’s Client Project Manager, he is overseeing a portfolio of flood management enhancement works along the Sowy River / King’s Sedgemoor Drain on behalf of the Somerset Rivers Authority.

Gary first supported the ICE as a volunteer in 1998. His current ICE roles include Regional Council Member representing the South West, Chairing the ICE’s CPD Panel, serving on the Awards Committee and he is a Professional Reviewer for the ICE and ICES. Gary also acts as an SCE for Turner & Townsend.