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Major ICE Council appointments for Costain

31 August 2011

Costain’s Kyle Clough and Mike Field have both been elected to the Council of the Institution of Civil Engineers and now aim to use their knowledge and experience of the civil engineering industry to further promote it as a profession and raise the profile of valued technicians in the workplace.

The ICE Council is the governing body of the Institution which meets five times a year to discuss the strategic direction of the body and to set policy on matters such as education, training, qualification and issues concerning its role as a 'reservoir' of knowledge in the field of civil engineering.

As Council members, Kyle and Mike are tasked with ensuring the ICE is properly governed and is fulfilling its duty, as laid down by Royal Charter.

Kyle, who works as a Project Manager on the M1 Junction 10-13 Improvement scheme, has been appointed as a Council member representing the East Midlands, while Mike, a Senior Works Superintendent with over 40 years of experience in supervising major civil engineering projects, has been appointed to the ICE’s General Council.

Mike and Kyle are both Fellow members of ICE and maintain strong links with the Institution, having served in various roles over the years.  Kyle became increasingly involved in ICE as a member of the East Midlands Engineering Knowledge Sub Committee (EKSC), first as Chairman and then as Chairman of the East Midlands region. Mike is a Technician Member (TMICE) Fellow and sits on a panel that feeds back to Council on ways to increase the profile of technicians in the workplace.

“My aim is to enhance the professional profile of engineers by demonstrating their importance to society, politically and publically, whilst ensuring that the ICE provides increasing returns to its members,” said Kyle.

Commenting on his appointment, Mike said:  “I am delighted to be elected to the ICE Council and I look forward to continuing the good work the Institution does in promoting civil engineering. I also hope to raise the profile of valued senior frontline supervisors who see TMICE accreditation as a professional qualification that is recognised throughout the world and not just in the UK.”

Mike and Kyle will both serve three-year terms starting from November 2011.