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Jim Hall confirmed as the ICE’s next president

13 December 2023

Jim Hall will take over the presidency from Anusha Shah in November 2024, ICE Council has confirmed.

Jim Hall confirmed as the ICE’s next president
Jim Hall, current ICE Senior Vice President

Professor Jim Hall, current ICE Senior Vice President, has been officially elected as the next president by ICE Council and will succeed Anusha Shah in November 2024.

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.

Hall is a member of the UK prime minister's Council for Science and Technology and is a commissioner of 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.

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.

He was a contributing author to the Nobel Prize-winning Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

  • Yvonne Livesey, governance executive at ICE