About Bernard Butler

Bernard Butler

Bernard was one of the founding fathers of the Institution of Works and Highways Management when it was formed in 1938. He served as President for the 1954 / 55 term and was Treasurer for many years. During a reorganisation of the Institutions affairs in 1984 Bernard returned to serve in office and was elected to his old post as Treasurer.

In 1984 the Institutions reserves were at a very low ebb however, since this time Bernards expert guidance and intimate knowledge of the financial markets (he insisted he was not an expert) have resulted in the accumulation of substantial funds. It is these funds that support the current work of the Trust.

Mr Butler said at the time ‘I enjoyed a busy and satisfying career in Municipal Engineering and know the services it provides are essential to modern life. Now I am concerned about the future and worried not enough young people are entering the Engineering Profession. So we agreed, when the IWHM merged its learned society activities with the ICE, to use its assets to do something to help’

Bernard continued his active participation in the Trust until he was 103 years old. Sadly he passed away in January 2018 at the grand old age of 106.

The Trustee’s will continue his wish that the income from the investments will be used for the benefit of those who seek to improve the standard of expertise in the engineering or associated fields.