APM Fellow confirmed as new ICE president
Posted by APM on 9th Nov 2010
APM Fellow Peter Hansford has been elected as the new president of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), an organisation representing over 80,000 qualified and student civil engineers in the UK and across the globe. Peter gave his inaugural presidents address on Tuesday 2nd November to an audience of over 500 politicians, engineers, built environment professionals and industry associations. He spoke frankly about the challenges facing civil engineers in balancing the need to provide the infrastructure to drive the economic recovery at the same time as meeting environmental targets and lowering emissions significantly.
Currently holding the position of executive director for the Nichols Group, Peter is a specialist in project and programme management with over 30 years experience in the creation, development and execution of major projects. He has worked for government, public and private clients, consultants and contractors in a variety of industry sectors in the UK and overseas. The experience of managing and advising on multi-million pound infrastructure contracts has contributed to his appointment as an expert in project management.
At the Nichols Group, Peter is engaged in strategic consulting and advising on infrastructure developments and capital investment programmes. He has carried out strategic reviews in various industry sectors, including the Scottish Parliament Building, the Highways Agencys major roads programme, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authoritys capital projects portfolio, Network Rails enhancements programme, and a number of rail and power station projects. Peter was appointed as an expert witness for an arbitration on a project in Dubai, 2008 and as an expert for a case in the Technology and Construction Court in London during 2009. Peter is currently a member of the Infrastructure UK Steering Group overseeing a Government-led investigation into ways of reducing the cost of delivering major infrastructure projects in the UK.
The APM recognises the achievements of its members and would like to offer congratulations to Peter on his eminent appointment. The full detail of Peter Hansfords presidential address is available on the ICE website.