Anne-Marie Conibear elected President of the ACEI

Anne-Marie Conibear has been elected president of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI). Anne-Marie is a Director of JB Barry and Partners, an engineering company which was acquired by Egis Ireland in 2023. She leads major water, wastewater, and flooding projects, including dam-building.

Shane Dempsey, Director General of the ACEI said: “We are delighted to welcome Anne-Marie Conibear as our new President. Her extensive experience, strategic vision, and passion for engineering excellence make her the ideal leader to guide ACEI forward as our sector attempts to solve Ireland’s infrastructure, housing and climate challenges.”

The ACEI – established in 1938 – is a voluntary, self-regulatory professional body representing the business and professional interests of firms and individuals engaged in Consulting Engineering.

As the voice of the Consulting Engineering profession, it assists in resolving issues of importance for clients and Consultants alike and contributes to the development of relevant public policy through involvement in relevant working groups, Government committees, and the development of model conditions of engagement and policy papers.

Anne-Marie Conibear said: “I’m delighted to be the first female President of the ACEI since its foundation in 1938.  This reflects the ongoing and positive changes in our sector but also symbolises the progress we still need to make over the next decade.

The ACEI has always promoted excellence in the field of consulting engineering.  Over this time, our sector has been at the forefront of post-war recovery, Irish industrialisation, many economic booms and busts, a global pandemic, the housing crisis and climate change.  Through it all, the ACEI and its members, have delivered exceptional solutions to Ireland’s most pressing challenges.”

Thanks to previous presidents and executives of the ACEI, the consulting engineering sector is recognised for our commitment to quality and safety.  In the coming years, the ACEI will build on this reputation so that the sector is as well known for delivering sustainability, promoting diversity, and improving productivity across the built environment.”

Commenting on Anne-Marie’s appointment, Steve Preece, CEO of Egis Ireland said: “Anne-Marie’s appointment is testament to her exceptional career and commitment to the profession in Ireland. We are hugely proud of her achievement, and what it represents in terms of greater diversity in the sector.”

Anne-Marie serves as the Director in charge of international projects at Egis Ireland, where she leverages her expertise in water/wastewater and transportation projects. Her international experience spans across various countries, including the UK, Latvia, Macedonia, Turkey, Albania, Croatia, and Lesotho.

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