Archives: Speakers

Mark Morant

Mark is a Whole Life Carbon consultant specialising in embodied carbon, net zero carbon management and training, and Passivhaus consultancy. With over 20 years’ experience in sustainable design, Mark established Arda Consulting (formerly MM Sustainable Design) back in January 2017. With a reputation for providing honest, independent and clear advice on designing and delivering buildings… Read more »

James Page

James is a Senior Associate at Stride Treglown, leading education projects from the Cardiff studio. Across 17 years in the industry, his experience covers the full range of school projects, from single form-entry primary schools through to major all-through schools on complex sites. James has recently led the design on the new primary school for… Read more »

Lynne Neagle MS

Lynne Neagle was born in Merthyr Tydfil and was educated at Cyfarthfa High School and Reading University. Prior to her election to the Senedd in 1999, Lynne held a number of posts within the voluntary sector in Wales, working for organisations such as Shelter Cymru, Mind and the CAB. She was Carers Development Officer with… Read more »

Charlotte Balcombe

Charlotte has over 10 years’ experience working in the Education studio at Powell Dobson, she originally joined as a Part II Architectural Assistant and was promoted to Associate in 2022. Her experience ranges from primary & secondary schools to Further and Higher Education projects but more recently her focus has been on Additional Learning Needs… Read more »

Aimee Jones

Aimee is a Registered Architect educated at the Manchester School of Architecture. Having completed her professional examinations with RIBA North-West in 2010 Aimee joined TACP in 2017 as a Project Architect. Since working at TACP Architects Aimee has developed a key role within the practice as a Senior Architect in the Education Sector, overseeing the… Read more »

Richard Farmer

Richard Farmer is a Project and Programme Manager with a career that has spanned the Educational, Environmental and Local Government sectors, focussing increasingly on grant funded capital programmes in the Construction sector. With Gwynedd he has been project manager to the Property Development Unit, which was established to run the county’s 21st Century Schools programme… Read more »

Alwyn Jones

Alwyn is a Chartered Builder (MCIOB) and a Certified member of the IWFM with over 30 years of experience in construction, estate, and facilities management. Following an early career in the construction sector Alwyn went on to work in the Estates and Facilities department of Bangor University for over 20 years.  Alwyn’s career then moved… Read more »

Ian Keeling

Ian is a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer and Member of CIBSE with over 7 years engineering consultancy experience within the education sector. Ian also has a wealth of design experience in other sectors including retail, workplace and residential. He was heavily involved in the Gen-Zero R&D design project and has developed a specialist knowledge in… Read more »

Kate Thomas

Kate is Head of Interior Design at Austin-Smith:Lord. Having studied separately as both an Architect and as an Interior Designer, Kate is experienced and qualified in both fields. Rather than distinguish between interior and exterior design Kate prefers instead to consolidate and unite the two. The quality of Kate’s interior architecture was recognised at Cardiff… Read more »