Rachel Skinner, current ICE Vice President, has been officially elected as the next President by ICE Council and will succeed Paul Sheffield in November 2020 as the ICE’s second female president.
Jean Venables was the first woman to hold the office of ICE President in 2008/09.
Skinner was initially put forward as a potential candidate for the 2020/21 Presidency by the Nomination Committee in January 2019 and confirmed by Council in April 2019.
Council has now formally elected her to serve for the session.
Rachel Skinner is UK Head of Transport at WSP. A chartered engineer, Skinner is currently the Senior Vice President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. She is also a Commissioner for the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland.
In 2016, Skinner was named as one of The Telegraph’s inaugural Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering and in 2017 she was named as “Most Distinguished Winner” and “Best Woman in Civil Engineering” at the European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards.