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Leeds engineer heads global body

Professor Barry Clarke has been elected as the 148th president of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the professional body for chartered civil engineers.

 The institution, which represents about 80,000 people worldwide, is an influential voice in infrastructure policymaking.

Professor Clarke, Professor of Geotechnical Engineering in the University of Leeds’ School of Civil Engineering, called for a major effort to inspire the next generation of the profession in his inaugural address.

“We, the industry, must do more to engage with young people, improve their understanding of civil engineering and inspire them to consider it as a career. It’s the only way we as a profession can continue to deliver the infrastructure that society so badly needs,” he told an audience at ICE’s headquarters in London.

The full text of Prof. Clarke’s address is available here.

Further information:

Contact: Chris Bunting, Press Officer, University of Leeds; phone +44 113 343 2049 or email c.j.bunting@leeds.ac.uk.