Cornish technician becomes Chair of South West regional committee

Kieren Couch has been announced as the new Chair for the ICE South West.

Kieran Couch, ICE SW
Kieran Couch, ICE SW's new regional Chair

Kieren is a Technician Member of ICE and works as a Site Agent for the contracting arm of CORMAC based primarily in Cornwall.

As a long serving active member of the Institution, Kieren has achieved many accolades before taking on the role of Chair for the coming year. In 2011 he was announced as the first ever Technician President’s Apprentice a huge achievement for any graduate member and a fantastic honour for the South West. He also won the regional Technician of the Year Award in 2014.

Kieren is looking forward to his year as Chair of the ICE South West committee, saying: “The following 12 months will be a busy time within the region, with large scale investments in our ageing highway network, pioneering projects that spark innovation and deployment of new technologies that can harness the energy of waves in Cornwall – it looks set to be being a fantastic year.”

He is a born and bred member of the South West, growing up in the Camborne area and attending Plymouth University before achieving his professional qualification. As a huge supporter of the EngTech (Engineering Technician) initiative, Kieren hopes to make technicians within civil engineering more relevant and deservedly increase recognition of the EngTech Status.

Miranda Housden, Regional Director of ICE South West said: “Since joining the committee, Kieren has been invaluable. He represents a small but growing community within our membership and I believe he will be a fantastic asset to the region and role model to engineers of the future as Chair.

“I look forward to working with him over the coming months and am sure that we will achieve some great things with him leading the committee.”