British Group Executive Committee

Ian Firth


Ian is an independent consultant, after many years of service with Flint & Neill and 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 recently retired from a role 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.”

David Knight


David is Director of Design at Cake Industries, a chartered structural engineer and Principal of Cake Engineering. His specialism is in engineering design for fabrication in the field of complex sculptures and bridges, with a particular focus on moving bridges.

Edmund Metters

Membership Secretary

Edmund works for Buro Happold, and with over 14 years’ experience as a civil engineer, he leads both bridge specific and multi-discipline projects in the UK and across the globe. Utilising his background in bridge engineering, Edmund draws on his wide range of experiences in the industry to manage and deliver each project to a high-standard. He is actively involved in the Institution of Civil Engineers and also runs the Bridges to Prosperity projects for Buro Happold.

Executive Committee
Neil LoudonNational Highways
David SmithAtkins
Alfredo Cámara-CasadoCity, University of London
Alison WaterworthMott MacDonald
Fernando Madrazo-AguirreCOWI
Angus Low(Ex) Arup
John RobertsCSDI
Jeff Young(Ex) Mott MacDonald
Hector BeadeKnight Architects
Bill HarveyObvis
Tom OsborneKnight Architects
Nick FuchsJacobs
Chris JacksonArup
Andreas LampropoulosBrighton University
Sara CzechowiczJacobs / HS2
Alessandro ScodeggioBuro Happold
Nathalie RichardsProject Centre
Filip KirazovRobert Bird Group