Two ICE Northern Ireland Fellows were included in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Dr Malcolm McKibbin, Head of the Civil Service in Northern Ireland, was awarded the prestigious Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath for his public service. Dr Malcolm McKibbin was integral to delivering reforms in the negotiations which led to the Stormont House and Fresh Start Agreements. Alan Strong, a senior lecturer at Ulster University's School of the Built Environment and chair of the Drainage Council was also honoured with an MBE, for services to higher education and sport.
Speaking of his delight Richard Kirk, Regional Director for Northern Ireland, said: "We congratulate these two outstanding Fellows on their achievements, and thank them for their commitment to civil engineering and the wider community," "These awards are a testament to their hard work, and it is an honour to have such distinguished Fellows within our Institution."
Terence Keith Morgan, Non-Executive Chairman, Crossrail Ltd, has been awarded a Knighthood for his services to UK Infrastructure, Skills and Employment. Terence Keith Morgan has been integral in overseeing the delivery of the Crossrail project and developing the Government's Transport infrastructure skills strategy.
Dr Stephen William Huntington, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, HR Wallingford was awarded an OBE for services to Engineering and Environmental Hydraulics. Dr Huntington worked for the group for more than 35 years and was instrumental in the transition of the company in its privatisation in 1982.
Mrs Jacqueline Dawn Bonfield, was awarded an MBE for her services to the Promotion of Diversity in Engineering.
Other notable (non-members) who were honoured include Dr David Grant, Technology and Skills in the UK, who was awarded a Knighthood, for services to Engineering.
Dr John Wilfred Lazar, Chairman, Metaswitch Networks, was awarded a CBE for services for services to Engineering.
Dr Stephen Eric Bold, was awarded an MBE for services to Engineering, Education and to Charity. Professor Danielle Amanda George, Vice Dean for Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Manchester, was awarded an MBE for services to Engineering through Public Engagement. Nigel John Perry, Chief Executive, Centre for Process Innovation, was awarded an MBE for services to Engineering.
Congratulations to all.