About the speakers
Prof Tim Ibell
Tim was President of The Institution of Structural Engineers in 2015, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has a passion for celebrating creativity within our profession, and for using this creativity to inspire students. Tim has been Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Bath since 2003, including a year's interlude as the Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge in 2017/18. Tim has been the Chairman of the Structural Awards judging panel since 2018.
Tanya De Hoog
Tanya is a founding director of Thornton Tomasetti’s London office. Her professional experience spans Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Australia, where she has worked on a diverse range of projects that focus on engineering creativity and innovation with an intent to foster good design. Celebrating the contribution structural engineering can bring to society, as well as the promoting the importance of continued education and application of sound engineering principles and their relevance to emerging technologies are important to Tanya. She has been a member of the Structural Awards judging panel since 2017.
Ian is a world-leading expert in bridge design and construction. During his career he has been involved with world famous bridge projects like the strengthening of the Severn Bridge, Erskine Bridge and West Gate Bridge, and the concept design of Stonecutters’ Bridge in Hong Kong, as well as many smaller pedestrian bridges such as the new Inner Harbour Bridge in Copenhagen and the Taplow Bridge near Maidenhead. He is also a leading advocate and Trustee of bridge-building charity Bridges to Prosperity and a Past President of The Institution of Structural Engineers. Ian has been a member of the Structural Awards judging panel since 2007.
Don is 2020 President of IStructE. He 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. 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.