Professor Pender elected as Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers Scotland

Professor Garry Pender, Head of the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, has been elected as Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers Scottish Region.

Outgoing Chair Ronnie Hunter handed over the Chairmanship to Professor Pender on November 18 at the ICE Scotland Annual General Meeting in the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

Professor Pender's term started with an open meeting on "Flood Risk Management: from defence to social impact". The AGM also included a poster presentation from PhD students from the Institute for Infrastructure and Environment which highlighted current research projects in infrastructure development.

ICE Scotland aims to be the leading voice of infrastructure in Scotland and raise the profile of the civil engineering profession. The Region engages with decision makers and politicians to inform policy development and supports the Institution's branches in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow and Highlands and Islands in delivering knowledge, inspiration and education programmes.

Professor Pender said: "The Institution of Civil Engineers has a presence in infrastructure provision world-wide. I am delighted to have received this honour and will use my year to strengthen the links between Scotland (the Institution's oldest regional organisation) and its new regional activities in the UAE and Malaysia."

For more information about ICE Scotland, please visit the ICE Scotland website.