Archives: Speakers

Simon Trew

As regional director for Stride Treglown’s Cardiff studio, Simon leads a client focussed team with a passion for creativity and technical excellence. He’s written on education design in the Architects Journal, contributed to RIBA education panels and worked with the Welsh Government and Constructing Excellence to develop, deliver and present approaches to affordable model school… Read more »

Gavin Traylor

Gavin is a chartered architect with over 20 years’ experience within the construction industry and is the current RSAW President for a two-year term. He is currently a Lecturer in Architecture & Construction at UWTSD within the School of Architecture, Construction and Environment in Swansea, and is the Academic Lead for Project Integration & Industry… Read more »

Peter Hazzard

Peter is a Chartered Mechanical Design Engineer with 30 years of engineering consultancy experience covering services design from inception to completion on a wide range of projects, in the commercial, education, residential, retail, leisure, transport and defence sectors. Currently Peter is focusing his career on providing excellent designs in the education sector. He has delivered… Read more »

Rhodri Davies

Rhodri is a Senior Sustainability Manager for global construction specialists ISG and has over 12 years experience within the industry including working on some of the largest construction schemes in Europe. Rhodri is a chartered environmentalist, and a full member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). Rhodri is passionate about delivering sustainable… Read more »

Emyr Harries

Emyr leads the Welsh Government’s Education Division with responsibility for education infrastructure, which includes education capital investment and the Sustainable Communities for Learning programme, education sector funding and finance, as well as education operations such as business planning, governance and business continuity. Prior to joining the Welsh Government, Emyr was an Associate Director for Infrastructure,… Read more »

Neil Thomas

Neil is a dynamic educational consultant based in Wales, with 14 years of teaching and leadership experience in the UK and internationally. His passion for education is centred around the philosophy that every child can achieve excellence. Working with school leaders, local and national governments, Neil advises on leadership, curriculum development and school design. Neil… Read more »

Natalie James-Rutledge

Natalie is a senior manager in the £2.3bn Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme, and she is responsible for delivery of the Programme in the north and mid Wales regions. Prior to joining Welsh Government in 2009, Natalie was a consultant geologist for 19 years.  Not only utilising her extensive technical experience but also gaining experience… Read more »

Robert Hopkins

Robert Hopkins is a Regional Director at AHR, passionate about education design. With over twenty years’ experience, Robert applies knowledge and experience, as well as pioneering research, to optimise the impact buildings and spaces have in enhancing the health and wellbeing of its occupants and maximising their learning potential. Robert recently led on the design… Read more »

Sarah Featherstone

Sarah is an architect and co-Director of Featherstone Young, a practice with expertise in place-making and social engagement. She is also a member of VeloCity, an all-women, multidisciplinary team re-imagining the village for the 21st century, creating new homes and working environments in healthy and socially cohesive places.  Her projects include the award winning Tŷ Pawb… Read more »