British Group Executive Committee

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 structures.

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.”

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 Members

Elected for 2023-2027
Nathalie RichardsProject Centre
David SmithAtkins
Anthony DewarNetwork Rail
Richard ScantleburyHewson
Cameron Archer-JonesCOWI
Paul van HagenHardesty and Hanover
Sammy YipArup
Panos IliasCOWI
Sara SubtilNational Highways
Igor KarakovUniversity of Cambridge
Elected for 2022-2026
Andrea CaristoAECOM
John CollinsRoughan and O’Donovan
Wojciech Zielichowski-HaberSystra
Nikolaos NikitasUniversity of Leeds
Nick FuchsJacobs
Chris JacksonArup
Andreas LampropoulosBrighton University
Tom OsborneKnight Architects
Elected for 2021-2025
Héctor BeadeKnight Architects
Alessandro ScodeggioBuro Happold
Elected for 2020-2024
Alison WaterworthMott MacDonald
Mahesh SankaranSystra