Consulting Engineers Elect Anne Marie Conibear as ACEI President< back to news

The Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI) announced the election of Anne-Marie Conibear as President for 2024/25 at its AGM held in Dublin today. 

Speaking at the ACEI’s AGM, Anne-Marie said:

“As you know I’m the first female President of the ACEI since our foundation in 1938 – over 80 years ago.  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 been at the forefront of promoting 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, global pandemics, 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 well known 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.”

Shane Dempsey, Director General of the ACEI said:

“We are delighted to welcome Anne-Marie Conibear as our new President," said. "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."

Commenting on Anne-Marie’s appointment, Steve Preece CEO of Egis in 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 is a Director of J B Barry and Partners, an engineering company that is part of Egis Ireland. She leads major water, wastewater, and flooding projects, including dam-building.  As part of the J B Barry leadership team, Anne-Marie successfully integrated J B Barry with Egis in Ireland and now leads the Energy and Water division for Egis in Ireland.

Anne-Marie serves as the Director in charge of international projects, 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.

In her role as President, Anne-Marie will be addressing the upcoming ACEI Conference as a keynote speaker, where she will share her insights and vision for the future of the consulting engineering profession.

For media inquiries, please contact Shane Dempsey 087/9884465

About the ACEI

The Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (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.

About Egis

Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors. Wecreateandoperateintelligentinfrastructureandbuildingscapableofrespondingtotheclimate emergency andhelpingtoachievemorebalanced,sustainable,andresilientterritorialdevelopment.Withoperationsin120 countries, Egis places theexpertise of its 19,500employees at the disposal of itsclients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessibleto all projects. Through its wide-ranging fields of activity, Egis is a central player in the collective organisation of society and the living environment of citizens all over the world.

Egis has operated in Ireland since 1994 and is a leading provider of engineering consultancy, construction and operations services in the transport, energy and building sectors. Egis has a team of almost 600 staff operating across 16 sites nationwide. JB Barry became part of Egis in 2023, and together the organisation offers an end-to-end service to its clients – from idea to design to operation.