The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has honoured one of the North East’s leading business figures with the highest level of membership within the organisation.
Heidi Mottram, OBE, chief executive officer of Northumbrian Water, has been made a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Engineers can either apply for Fellowship, or can be invited by the President of the Institution, which was the case for Heidi Mottram, who was nominated for consideration by ICE North East.
The grade of Fellow is the highest and most senior grade of ICE membership and is reserved for senior civil engineers who have made a significant contribution to the profession or have advanced the practice of engineering.
Mottram said: “The key role of the members of the Institution of Civil Engineers is to deliver the nation’s essential infrastructure and ensure that it is fit for the future.
“I am now privileged to be given the opportunity to help shape that future from within the Institute and I’m enthusiastically looking forward to meeting the challenges that brings.”