ICE director general Nick Baveystock resigns after decade at the helm – New Civil Engineer

12 Apr, 2022 By Rob Horgan
ICE director general Nick Baveystock has announced that he will be leaving the Institution after a decade in the job.
In announcing his resignation, Baveystock said he feels “that the time has come” for someone else to take on the role.
He added: “It has been a huge honour and a very personal privilege for me to serve in what I have always believed to be one of the most rewarding appointments in engineering.
“I have been lucky enough to have been appointed for a period during which we have seen the ICE transform its positioning on both a national and global scale. We have seen the creation of the UK National Infrastructure Commission and we have watched as global policy has moved solidly in support of the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”
“More parochially I have been fortunate enough to oversee the complete refurbishment of the ICE Headquarters in Westminster as well as the huge success of our Bicentennial in 2018.
“Above all, I have had the privilege of working with over 96,000 passionate and committed members, and 300 dedicated staff, which has made my task unimaginably simpler. I shall miss the support and advice that they have so consistently given me over the years.”
Baveystock has vowed to remain in the job until a successor is found and is able to take up the appointment. The Chair of the ICE NOMCO Paul Sheffield will oversee the process to recommend a successor to the ICE Trustee Board.
ICE President Ed McCann said: “It has been a privilege to work with Nick over the course of many years at the Institution. As I have accepted Nick’s decision, I have reflected on the strong legacy he leaves having served for over ten years as director general and secretary of our outstanding Institution.
“During that time, we have seen the ICE transformed and positioned as a leading voice for infrastructure nationally and internationally, and as a force for good in supporting the UN sustainable Development Goals. Nick’s unwavering commitment to our industry is particularly apparent in the dedicated support ICE provided in the establishment of the National Infrastructure Commission in the UK and the success of Enabling Better Infrastructure internationally.
“During Nick’s tenure, ICE has grown to provide a professional home to over 96,000 members, and we are the only large Professional Engineering Institution to have consecutively grown professionally qualified membership every year since 2017. We have also seen annual increases in applications to study engineering at UK universities and we boast the largest international professionally qualified membership of any UK Professional Engineering Institution.
“Nick’s understanding of the sector and knowledge of the institution has been invaluable to all of the Trustees, and we greatly appreciate the way he led the staff through the covid-19 pandemic, ensuring that the services we all benefit from continued during what was a challenging time for us all.
“Most recently, Nick’s support in delivering against the Trustees vision has helped us see through one of the biggest changes in the Institution’s history with the Chartered Infrastructure Engineer title which will secure the relevance of the Institution for decades to come.
“I wish Nick every success in the future and remain grateful for all that he has achieved as Director General and Secretary of our Institution.”
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