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Nominations open for ICE president

16 October 2023

Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to stand to represent the institution as a future president of the ICE.

Nominations open for ICE president
Incoming ICE President 2023/24, Anusha Shah.

Members have been invited to nominate themselves or a chosen candidate for the 2027 ICE presidency.

The ICE Nomination Committee (NOMCO) will meet in January 2024 to select an individual to serve as vice president starting November 2024, and then become president in November 2027.

NOMCO’s recommendation will be put to the ICE Trustee Board and then to the ICE Council for approval in April 2024.

Those who’d like to be considered for the role of vice president, or who wish to nominate someone they believe would make a good candidate, should complete the nomination form.

What does the ICE president do?

The role of the president is to represent the profession and the institution at the highest levels of government, business and society.

The president is an authoritative voice of the profession.

The ICE's membership, the public, and key decision makers (political, economic and commercial) expect the president to have an in-depth understanding of civil engineering issues and how they affect society.

The president has an important and influential voice across the engineering profession inside and outside the UK.

There’s been much debate about the time the president needs to commit to the ICE.

In the early years, as president (elect) the commitment is the same as any trustee - around 20 days per year.

This rises slightly as senior vice president.

As president the commitment rises sharply and, realistically, is probably at least two days per week.

What are the requirements to be ICE president?

Candidates don’t have to be or have been members of the Trustee Board or ICE Council, but the trustees have set out that the president:

  • must be a Chartered Civil Engineer;
  • must be a Fellow of the ICE;
  • must have made a prolonged contribution to the institution. Trustees recognise that there are many ways by which individuals can contribute to the institution;
  • must have a credible record of professional success in civil engineering. This could be in the public or private sector, managing projects, overseeing technical solutions, or in academia;
  • must be able to demonstrate successful leadership of a body comparable to the institution. Trustees recognise that there are many such bodies. But they are very clear, having consulted with the membership, that the president has to lead a complex, international organisation with multiple stakeholders, and that proven leadership competence is a pre-requisite for success.

How to submit a nomination

Those completing the nomination form are expected to set out, explicitly, how they, or their candidate, meet the criteria set out above and in the trustee role description.

Those nominating someone else must ensure that the candidate is content to be nominated.

Appointing high-calibre people from diverse backgrounds with relevant skills, knowledge and experience to the boards of the ICE will help the institution ensure that its work is more effective, resilient and accountable.

For that reason, the ICE positively welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

Alongside the completed nomination form, please also attach a CV (two pages max) and send both, in confidence, to [email protected].

All nominations should arrive no later than 8 December 2023.

  • ICE governance, governance team at ICE