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New ICE North West chair wants to help engineers ‘act as drivers for change’

12 July 2022

Stephen O’Malley was elected as regional chair for 2022/23. He will promote collaboration and the value of the civil engineer. 

New ICE North West chair wants to help engineers ‘act as drivers for change’
Stephen O’Malley (pictured above) is confirmed as ICE North West chair.

Stephen O’Malley was formally elected as ICE North West chair at the region’s annual general meeting on 4 July 2022.

Chief executive of Civic Engineers, O’Malley is a passionate advocate of sustainability, supporting the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

He believes that the route to sustainable, quality schemes is through effective collaboration with civil engineers who are valued for their vital skills and experience.

'Share the art of the possible’

In his year as ICE North West Chair, O’Malley is keen to promote possibilities. He said: “Without doubt, there is an increased urbanisation and concentration of our settlements.”

“As we navigate this, it means that the potential role that’s presented to the profession - together with the responsibility and opportunity that goes with it – is, quite frankly, huge.”

O’Malley highlighted civil engineers’ technical excellence and the need to embrace collaboration to value and celebrate the contribution that engineers can deliver as problem-solvers.

“The profession can then begin to act as the as the drivers for change, bringing a higher degree of emotional intelligence to the conversation,” he said.

“In short, my aim is to help share the art of the possible.”

Planning is now underway to deliver a programme of events in support of the newly elected chair’s focus.

The ICE North West Committee

Other committee roles were confirmed for Nushma Juwaheer and Lewis Brimmell, as senior vice chair and junior vice chair respectively.

These posts, together with the network of regional branch and special interest group members, will support the regional chair as part of the ICE North West Committee.

Nominations for the following posts are currently open:

  • Treasurer
  • Fairness, inclusion and respect champion

Contact ICE North West for more information.

  • Lynn Caddy, marketing and communications exec at ICE