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Council Ballot 2021: your chance to stand

04 January 2021

Join the ICE Council and steer how we deliver value to society and to our members.

Council Ballot 2021: your chance to stand

New members are being sought for ICE’s Council, which is the key decision-making body with respect to the ICE’s learned society activity.

The 35 elected-member ICE Council debates issues of relevance to civil engineering, the Institution and society to understand and recognise the implications of the changing nature of civil engineering to drive the agenda of the ICE’s learned society activity.

Council has an essential role in representing the views of the membership and offering advice to the Trustee Board on how the Institution can best deliver value to society and its members.

Members can nominate themselves or a colleague, and each nomination requires at least five sponsors. The Council meets four times a year, both virtually and in person at One Great George Street in London.

There are 12 vacancies to be filled for the upcoming Council term. They are:

  • Five general members (comprising Corporate and Technician Members), who are elected by the professionally qualified members worldwide and do not represent any particular constituency;
  • Five regional members – one member to represent each of the following regions: East Midlands, North West, Northern Ireland, South West and West Midlands. Candidates may be Corporate or Technician Members and are elected by the professionally qualified members in the relevant regions;
  • Two graduate members elected by ICE Graduate Members.

Successful members would then serve up to a three-year term of office with effect from 2 November 2021. However, the term of service for the two Graduate vacancies will be different – one shall be for the usual three years, the other for two. This is to the rebalance the time scales of elections so that we have one Graduate vacancy arise each year. The individual that places first in the ballot for a Graduate member on Council shall serve for a three year term, while the individual that places second shall serve for a two year term.

Appointing high-calibre people from diverse backgrounds, with relevant skills, knowledge and experience, to the boards and committees of ICE will help us to ensure that our work is more effective, resilient and accountable. For this reason, we positively welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

If you would like to find out more about Council nominations, please go to our governance page here or email us here.

How to make a nomination

If you are interested in putting forward a nomination for yourself, a colleague or to sponsor a nomination, then it is highly recommended that you read the Election rules and ballot processes guide.

To nominate a either yourself or another candidate, fill in the nomination formand return it to: [email protected]. All nominations must be submitted by 12:00hrs BST on 31 March 2021.

All candidates will need five sponsors who must be full paying ICE members. A member may sponsor up to two candidates.

For more information, please call 020 7665 2002/2077 or email: [email protected].

  • Jack Buckee, information manager at ICE