IABSE British Group Executive Committee:

The IABSE British Group is headed by three officers, with 20 members forming the executive committee:

Ian Firth


Ian Firth is Chief Operating Officer at COWI. Ian’s areas of expertise are in the design, analysis and assessment of steel and concrete structures, particularly in relation to major bridges and special structures, and the application of new materials. He directs engineering projects, large and small, around the world, and provides specialist advice on long span bridge design, construction and maintenance. He also directs the engineering design and assessment of complex building structures and other projects.

Mark Bulmer

Hon. Secretary

Mark is a Technical Director for AECOM’s major bridges group, where he leads and manages major bridge projects in the UK and overseas.
He started his career working for bridge building contractors before moving to consultant AECOM in 2001; and has been involved in temporary works design, construction engineering, inspection, assessment, and design of large structures, including major bridges. His particular specialism is suspension bridges and he has been involved in over 20 suspension bridges throughout his career.

Martin Kirk

Hon. Treasurer

Martin has been with consultant Arup working for over thirty years on major bridges and other civil engineering works from design inception to construction completion. He was a co-author to IABSE SED14 report on “Sustainable Structural Engineering.”


Executive Committee
Hector Beade Knight Architects
Alfredo Cámara-Casado City, Univeristy of London
Peter Curran (Membership Secretary) Ramboll
Ed Dablin DYSE
Brian Duguid Mott Macdonald
Elina Efthymiou City, University of London
Philip Goodall Integral Engineering Design
Bill Harvey Obvis
Jason Hyde Mott MacDonald
David Knight Furnival
Andreas Lampropoulos Brighton University
Neil Loudon Highways Agency
Angus Low Arup
Fernando Madrazo-Aguirre COWI
Fergus McCormick Buro Happold
Edmund Metters Buro Happold
Tom Osborne Knight Architects
John Roberts Laing O’Rourke
David Smith Atkins
Caroline Tong CH2M Hill
Katerina Vatti Robirt Bird Group
Alison Waterworth AECOM

More information on the organisation of IABSE (IABSE.org)

Back to Top