Board

The Board is the Institution’s governing body and its members are our Trustees.

The Board Chairman is selected, other Board members are elected and appointed by the Council.  The Board comprises fourteen members including the Chairman, the President, the President-Elect, four Vice-Presidents, a Past President and six elected Board members.

The Board exists to:

  • Act as trustees 

  • Ensure compliance with our Royal Charter and Bye-laws

  • Develop our strategy and policy

  • Set and maintain a framework of delegation and manage internal processes

  • Ensure our objectives are allocated adequate resources 

Peter is founder and President of Terrell Group Consulting Engineers. After early years with Ove Arup, Peter set up as sole practitioner in 1982 in Paris, building a practice that is today recognised as one of the leading structural engineering consultancies in France, with over 100 employees.

He has been at the forefront of many successful projects including the Doha Tower and the DR Byen Concert Hall in Copenhagen.

Jane is Technical Director for Thomasons in Manchester, where she has worked since 2003.  As a Conservation Accredited Engineer she particularly specialises, and enjoys, working on historic structures. She is very keen to encourage structural engineers to play their part in Climate Action encouraging and challenging others to refurbish, retrofit and reuse buildings.  Jane has been actively involved with the Institution since 2000, serving as Regional Group Chair for Lancashire and Cheshire in 2006/7 and on numerous committees and panels since then. Throughout this involvement she always tries to ensure that discussions and decisions made at HQ account for and reflect the needs of members, helping them undertake their day-to-day work to the benefit of society. 

Matthew is a Co-Founder and Director at Subteno, responsible for the technical running of the Norwich office. He is a consulting engineer with experience across the commercial, retail, industrial and residential sectors in the UK, as well as offshore structures specialising in 'brown field' work. Matt has been actively involved with the Institution since the mid 1990's serving on numerous panels and committees as well as being East Anglian Regional Group Chairman, twice, serving on Council and the Board. Matt progressed from becoming an Incorporated Engineer in 1995, to Chartered in 2005 and a Fellow in 2015. In 2014 he was presented with the Institution's Lewis Kent Award.

Tanya is a Structural Engineer with nearly 25 years of design experience working on a diverse range of award winning and landmark projects globally. In 2006, Tanya founded Thornton Tomasetti’s London office and now leads the firms Social Impact Initiative from New York. She is passionate about projects and collaborations that deliver positive impact to communities by applying engineering expertise, innovative approaches and technology to create new solutions. Celebrating the role of the engineer in society is important to Tanya and she believes the Institution provides the opportunity for access to community, resources, technical progression that allow this to happen. She is actively engaged in several committees and judging panels for the institution and sits on several other committees outside engineering but within the built environment to promote the role of the engineer as an active participant in shaping the future of the built environment.

Don is a director of RPS, a global energy resources and environmental consultancy. He specialises in project managing multidisciplinary projects and in structural and forensic engineering. He was first elected to Council in 1989 and has since been involved at HQ particularly with the development of The Structural Engineer, serving on the Editorial Advisory Group until recently.

He has authored many technical papers, some award winning. Don is also a RAE Visiting Professor at Queen’s University Belfast. He is passionate about mentoring younger engineers, providing technical support and guidance to members and promoting the Institution as the world leader in structural engineering.

Mohamad was born in Dubai in 1979 and graduated with an MEng from the University of Oxford in 2002. He then worked at Arup UK as a structural engineer from 2002 until 2009, where he developed an interest in renovating old buildings in the UK and around the world. Mohamad became Chartered in 2008 and a Fellow in 2016. He joined Dubai Land Department in 2009 and continues to work there. He founded the Real Estate Appraisal Centre and authored the Emirates Book Valuation Standards in 2010. He is currently working as Survey Director for the Government of Dubai and oversaw the signing of the MOU between the IStructE and Dubai Land Department in 2019.

Toby began working as a structural engineer with Arup in 1997 after graduating from Durham University. He has worked for a range of companies of different sizes, including running his own practice for a short time, and has been lucky to work on a number of fascinating and high-profile projects with an equally wide range of clients. Toby has been on the South Eastern Counties Regional Group Committee since 2014 including two years as Chair, in 2017 and 2019. He was an elected member of council from 2018 to 2020 and has chaired the Applications and Professional Review for three years. Toby is keen to support structural engineers wherever they may be and is passionate about ensuring they have opportunities for training and recognition. He currently has a particular interest in responding to the climate emergency and how we need to change to properly employ modern methods of construction.

Kate Leighton is Director and founder of Static Dynamic. 

Kate's career in engineering began with a university placement at Curtins in Bristol. In her time there she worked on some fantastic projects like Shrewsbury Museum, Bristol Old Vic and the Wales International Convention Centre. In 2016 she began with AECOM in Cardiff and in 2020 formed Static Dynamic. 

Kate’s contribution to the IStructE started in 2007 as Tuesday Group Chair. Since then she has contributed to the work of many panels and committees including the Young Members Panel, Education Panel and the Membership Committee. She is currently serving on the Business Practice and Structural Futures Committees.
 

Keith Williams CEng fIStructE has worked as a Structural Engineer for the past 22 years within multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies. Mainly involved with the design, strengthening and refurbishment of bridges and ancillary structures for UK clients such as Network Rail, Highways England and HS2. Keith has also worked in Taiwan and the Philippines. 
 

Keith has been a Chartered Member since 2009. Since then he has contributed to the work of many groups and committees including chairing the Chester and North Wales Regional Group, being an Institution Council member, Professional Review Interviewer, and CM Examination Marker. He's also been a Member of the Professional Development Panel since 2018 and became a Fellow of the Institution in 2019.

 

Ed Clark CEng FIStructE joined Arup as a graduate and currently a Director in the London office leading a multi-disciplinary Building Engineering design group. Ed was elected Member of IStructE in 2000, Fellow 2014. 


Brian Uy CEng FIStructE has been Chair in Structural Engineering and Head of School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney for 17 years. He is also a Distinguished International Professor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (The National University of Malaysia).

Brian has held positions at Arcadis, Arup, Worley, Imperial College, National University of Singapore and National University of Malaysia. As Australian Chairman he leads the renewal of the Mutual Recognition Agreement with Engineers Australia and has helped to establish CROSS-AUS on structural safety. He has been instrumental in reshaping the ARG to ensure it reflects the membership.

Brian has contributed to a number of panels, groups and councils, including chairing the Australia Regional Group, being a Member of the Council, International Interest Group, Sustainability Panel, Building Information Modelling Panel, Editorial Board Structures and CROSS-AUS.

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