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IHE welcomes new President Jonathan Pearson

June 27, 2018

On the 22nd June 2018 the IHE welcomed new President, Jonathan Pearson CEng FIHE.

Jonathan works for Ringway Jacobs as Head of Programme Management within the ‘Essex Highways’ Integrated Partnership, which delivers a wide range of highway services on behalf of Essex County Council.

Jonathan started his Highways career in 1993, spending two years with Frank Graham Consulting Engineers as a Structures Technician on the West London Highways Agency Contract.

Since then his career progressed within local government at Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire County Councils – in a range of operational and strategic roles. In 2015 Jonathan joined Tarmac to lead on Programming activities through Norfolk CC’s Highways Contract – before moving to Ringway Jacobs in the Autumn of 2016.

Jonathan became a member of the IHE in 2003 before becoming an Incorporated Engineer and Fellow in 2006. Following completion of an MSc in Civil Engineering in 2008 he achieved Chartered status in 2010. He has served on the IHE Council since June 2010 and was the Portfolio Lead for the Membership and Qualifications Group until 2016.  He also conducts Professional Reviews on behalf of the Institute.

On 22nd June we also said a farewell to Tony Kirby who completes his term as president of the IHE. Tony has provided a great level of commitment and dedication to our Institute over the past two years, and we know that his successor, Jonathan Pearson, will continue the levels of excellence set by his predecessor.

Martin Polland CEng FIHE was also elected as IHE Junior Vice President taking the place of Stephen Webb IEng FIHE who moves up to Senior Vice President.

More information on the Presidential Team can be found here.

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