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ICE Invisible Superhero recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019 

12 June 2019

Three ICE Fellows have received awards in this year's list. 

ICE Invisible Superhero recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019 

Three ICE Fellows have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list this year, including an ICE Invisible Superhero.

Dr Anne Catherine Kemp, Chair of the UK BIM Alliance, received an OBE for services to digital construction innovation.

She’s a technical director for digital engineering and BIM strategy and development at Atkins, and is also known as ICE Invisible Superhero Digital Dynamo.

In 2017, she chaired ICE’s State of the Nation: Digital Transformation report and received the ICE President’s Award.

Meanwhile, James Garwood Michael Wates CBE, Chairman at construction company Wates Group, received a knighthood for services to business and charity.

Sir James Wates has worked for Wates Group since 1983 and has been its chairman since 2013.

A CBE was awarded to Simon William Blanchflower, Programme Director at Network Rail, for services to the railway.

Blanchflower was the former head of the Thameslink project, and was also honoured for his voluntary work after the Grenfell Tower fire.

After the fire, he took volunteer leave to coordinate his church’s response to the tragedy, raising money and providing support to the community.

Other notable industry professionals

Anthony Jan Michael Meggs, Lately Chief Executive, Infrastructure and Projects Authority and Head, Government Project Delivery Profession, was awarded a CB for public service.

In addition, Susan Mary Elizabeth Percy, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, received a CBE for services to transport.

  • Anh Nguyen, digital content lead at ICE