Jim Hall will take over the presidency from Anusha Shah in November 2024, ICE Council has confirmed.
Hall was initially put forward as a potential candidate for the 2024/25 presidency by the Nomination Committee in January 2023 and confirmed by the ICE Council in April 2023.
The council has now formally elected him to serve for the session.
Meet Professor Jim Hall
Hall is a trustee of the ICE and until recently, held the carbon and climate portfolio.
Hall is professor of Climate and Environmental Risks at the University of Oxford.
He is internationally recognised for his research on risk analysis for water resource systems, flooding and coastal engineering, infrastructure systems and adaptation to climate change.
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.
Hall invented, and now chairs, the UK Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (DAFNI).
Among various distinctions, Hall was awarded the ICE’s George Stephenson Medal in 2001 and the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water in 2018.