Business

We have an Industrial Advisory Board that has been in place at Surrey for the past 35 years which maintains strong links with business and industry.

About our Industrial Advisory Board

At present the Civil Engineering Advisory Board is chaired by Jim Hutchins who has been associated with many key developments at Surrey in the past fifteen or so years. Jim, a Director of WSP, brought his company into the scholarship scheme providing additional industrial placements for our students. As chairman of the Board, Jim has insisted it runs on boardroom practice and that the committee members are active and bring a variety of skills and backgrounds to the table.

Our agenda

The committee meets three times a year and has a developing agenda. At appropriate times the board focusses on issues in line with JBM priorities of health and safety, sustainability, and design teaching. Additionally the Board will advise on programme developments, research and new approaches to teaching taking advantage of industry connections.

Chair of the board

Jim Hutchins

BSc, CEng, MICE, MCIHT
Director at WSP UK.

Jim Hutchins

Members of the board

Claire Cobbett

CEng, MICE, FHEA
Major Projects Risk Manager at Highways England.

Claire Cobbett

Colin Fowler

Group Director at Tony Gee.

Colin Fowler

Michelle Hicks

MEng
Project Manager at Chessington World of Adventures Resort.

Michelle Hicks

Paul Hoyland

BSc, CEng, MICE
Tunnelling Director of Major Projects at Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd.

Paul Hoyland