The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has appointed a new director for the North East, Yorkshire and Humber.
Experienced civil engineer Penny Marshall has been working as interim director for the North East region for the past year, having joined ICE as membership development officer in 2012. In the Yorkshire and Humber region, she takes over from David Tattersall, who retires at the end of August.
Marshall, a Civil Engineering graduate, spent a brief period as a high school mathematics teacher before embarking on her engineering career, working in both design and site roles with a number of North East local authorities. She later moved to what was then the Department of Transport Northern Regional Office and spent almost 20 years in the Civil Service. In her role as membership development officer, Marshall took on responsibility for advising and guiding members, graduates and trainees throughout their careers.
She said: “As a civil engineer, membership of the ICE can be a huge support and inspiration, so I am very excited to be taking on Directorship of both the North East and the Yorkshire and the Humber regions. This is a great opportunity to help drive forward the work of ICE in these regions and I am looking forward to the challenge.”
ICE, which has 80,000 members, aims to provide a voice for civil engineering, continuing professional development and promoting best practice throughout the industry.