Archives: Speakers

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 »

Debbie Hobbs

Debbie manages a team of 30 sustainability and social value experts and is passionate about delivering net zero carbon buildings in operation. Debbie is a chartered engineer (MCIBSE) with 32 years’ experience in sustainability and carbon management, as a consultant, client, contractor and energy manager. This has allowed her to develop unique insights into the… Read more »

Jane O’Leary

With more than 30 years in the construction industry, Jane was a driving force behind the Vale of Glamorgan’s 21 Century Schools programme, leading the team as they innovated and developed the model that is now the blueprint for schools delivered across the county. With a construction background, Jane is not only an expert in… Read more »

Dr Dafydd Trystan

Chair of Wales’ Active Travel Board. The Board is tasked with advising Government on the Active Travel Act and in developing a strategy and targets to recommend to Government to significantly grow Active Travel across all areas of Wales. Early priorities set include: Strategy, effective Communications, Walking and Cycling for All, Active Travel to School… Read more »

Alan Fogarty

Alan Fogarty is a Partner in Cundall and heads up their specialist environmental building physics group. He is a chartered Building Services Engineer who has specialised in passive building design and low carbon systems. out, the first certified WELL project in Europe and offers health and wellbeing consultancy to clients on multiple projects. He led… Read more »

Jeremy Miles MS

Jeremy Miles was born and brought up in Pontarddulais. As a Welsh speaker, he was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera in the Swansea Valley and New College, Oxford where he studied law. Straight after graduating, Jeremy taught law at Warsaw University in Poland. Later, he practised as a solicitor in London and then held senior… Read more »

Hannah Jones

Hannah Jones, senior associate at the-learning-crowd, has vast experience in the field of ICT and new technologies to improve learning.  She held several senior positions in National Agencies including the National College for School Leadership and the National Strategies as well as being a key member in many Department review and development boards in relation… Read more »

Elena Remirez

Elena is an Architect with over 8 years of experience spread across various sectors, with a large focus most recently within the educational sector. She has worked on primary and secondary schools, as well as further education across both England and Wales. She is passionate about working with stakeholders to promote the value of good… Read more »