Four new Vice Presidents chosen for 2016/17

ICE is pleased to welcome four new Vice Presidents joining the Presidential Team for the 2016/17 presidential year from November.

Four new Vice Presidents have been chosen for the 2016/17 term.
Four new Vice Presidents have been chosen for the 2016/17 term.

They are Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, Chief Executive at Crossrail, Kyle Clough, Framework Director at Costain, Ed McCann, Senior Director at Useful Simple Group and Rachel Skinner, UK Director of Development at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.

They join current Vice Presidents Zara Lamont, Professor Lord Robert Mair and Andrew Wyllie and will work with incoming President Tim Broyd.

Keith Clarke, Adrian Coy and Steve Fox will stand down as Vice Presidents in November at the end of their three year terms.

Andrew Wolstenholme OBE

Andrew Wolstenholme OBE
Andrew Wolstenholme OBE

Following three years' service in the British Army, Andrew Wolstenholme joined Arup in 1987 as a bridge designer, followed by secondment to Schal Associates in Chicago to work on tall buildings and moving later to Hong Kong to develop Arup's project management capability in South East Asia.

In 1997 he joined the airport operator BAA plc as Construction Director for the Heathrow Express rail link and subsequently led the delivery of the £4.3bn Terminal 5 programme. As BAA's Director of Capital Projects, he ran a £10bn development programme across seven UK airports. Prior to taking up his role at Crossrail in 2011, he worked for Balfour Beatty Group where he was Director of Innovation and Strategic Capability.

He was awarded an OBE for services to the construction industry in 2009 and an Honorary Doctorate from Southampton University, of which he is an alumnus, in 2014. He has recently been appointed industry Chair of the Construction Leadership Council and is a Non-executive Director of the MoD's Defence Equipment and Services Board.

Council have confirmed the election of Andrew Wolstenholme as succeeding Vice President from November 2016, with a view to becoming President in November 2019, subject to interim annual election by Council.

Kyle Clough

Kyle Clough
Kyle Clough

Kyle Clough has over 20 years of wide-ranging experience of civil engineering projects, including marine, tunnels, highways and rail. He has been responsible for infrastructure delivery from concept to handover and through into maintenance.

Kyle's experience covers small, large and multiple discipline projects as well as programmes of work. This includes the Severn Trent Water AMP6 Framework, the Tees Barrage, the Medway Tunnel and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Kings Cross Lands. He was also been involved with the A500 Stoke Pathfinder, the forerunner to the Highways Agency ECI model, and later at A-one+ as the Programme Delivery Manager for the Highways Agency East Midlands Framework, the Managing Agent Contract (MAC).

More recently he has spent time as the Development Director for Costain's water sector, developing the sector's "Factory Thinking" strategy and supporting customers in procurement strategy, innovation, programme delivery and operations and maintenance, before returning to programme management.

Within the ICE, Kyle has been an active member for the East Midlands region as Regional Chair and on UKRAC, authoring the "Wilderness Years", before joining Council, Executive Board and becoming a reviewer on the Fellowship Panel.

Ed McCann

Ed McCann
Ed McCann

Ed McCann graduated from Imperial College London in 1989 with a degree in Civil Engineering after which he joined Binnie & Partners. During twelve years with Binnie he obtained a Master's Degree in Hydraulic Engineering and worked on some fifty infrastructure projects all over the world. One of his key achievements was to lead the water engineering team on the £4.3Bn Heathrow Terminal 5 Project.

He joined Expedition Engineering in 2002 where he has been the Project Director for many major projects including the multi award winning Infinity Bridge and the Olympic 2012 Velodrome. Ed was instrumental in the growth and development of Expedition from a "back bedroom start-up" to Building Magazine's Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2012.

In 2009 Ed co-founded the Useful Simple Trust and gifted his shareholding in Expedition to the Trust for the benefit of the employees. He is now the Chair of the Board of Directors responsible for the five companies within the Trust.

Ed is a highly regarded designer and has been actively involved in design education since 1999. He is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Innovation at University College London and Strathclyde University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and co-directed the Royal Designers for Industry Summer School between 2006-08.

Ed lectures widely and has also made some 35 Television programs on civil engineering.

Rachel Skinner

Rachel Skinner
Rachel Skinner

Rachel joined Parsons Brinckerhoff in July 1998 as an Associate and in 2007 became Director, Transportation Planning. In 2010 she became Director, Sustainable Planning and Development where she was responsible for:

  • Leadership of UK transportation and energy planning teams; UK Highways Board role.
  • Hands-on direction of winning multi-£m bids and presentations e.g. London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Network planning & delivery contracts.
  • Successful expert witness for both the Highways Agency and Transport for London at various public inquiries and examinations in public.

Rachel became Director, Marketing & Communications, Europe in June 2011 with responsibility for profile raising, thought leadership, external and internal communications across Parsons Brinckerhoff's European business.

In March 2015, Rachel became Director, Development, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in the UK where she is currently responsible for market intelligence, sector strategies and profile for the UK Development business. She is also a member of the Discipline Steering Group.

Rachel was Chair of the ICE London Regional Committee and a Member of the UK Regional Affairs Committee in 2010. She is currently Chair of the ICE London Transport Panel and an ICE Council Member. She was also President of the Women's Transportation Seminar, London until 2013.

Presidential Succession 2017

Council have also confirmed the election of Professor Lord Robert Mair CBE as succeeding Vice President, and that based on seniority, he should be considered as a candidate for the Presidency in November 2017, subject to formal election by Council in December 2016.

For more information about the election process and the offices of President and Vice President, see the ICE Council webpages.

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