After joining ICE at the start of October, Darrell has hit the ground running and is keen to continue raising awareness of the massive impact civil engineers have in the region and beyond.
Darrell said, "A key priority for me is to ensure our members have their say in terms of infrastructure, planning and delivery. This is a fantastic time to be joining the Institution; the Northern Powerhouse and devolution challenges need sensible, expert input to ensure infrastructure delivery is as good as it can be. This has long term benefits for everybody in the region because civil engineers truly do shape the world we live in.
"I already feel at home with ICE North West, and look forward to working with a very enthusiastic team, involving our members and encouraging civil engineers, including graduates and technicians, to look seriously at joining ICE.
"We also have a challenge to ensure students are aware of the great job opportunities on offer in civil engineering. Informed choices can then lead them to a rewarding career."
Darrell was previously regional director for both EEF (the manufacturers' organisation) and the Institute of Directors.