Speaker Group: Speakers

Nick Marsh

Nick has been with Lawray since 1993 and oversees all aspects of technical delivery within the London studio. This is complemented by his extensive site-based practical expertise and experience. Nick also heads up Lawray’s Sustainability Group which was established to share best practice and improve sustainable outcomes on projects.  This together with his interest and… Read more »

David Powell

David is employed as the Director of Corporate Estates, working for Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and is an integral member of the Councils Senior Leadership Team. He has spent most of his career working as a Chartered Building Surveyor and Project Manager delivering major capital projects and is now responsible for managing and… Read more »

Sophie Nicholls

Sophie Nicholls is the Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme Manager for Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council (MTCBC). Sophie began working on the Pen Y Dre project in September 2021 when she began her role in MTCBC following five years of successful project management of education capital projects in Rhondda Cynon Taf. As an APM qualified… Read more »

James Jones

James is a partner in Sheppard Robson’s Manchester studio and a member of the practice’s design review group. Whilst his experience covers numerous building types, James specialises in designing inspirational spaces for teaching and learning. His ability to work closely with end-users to envisage and create engaging spaces has seen him push the barriers of… Read more »

Sam Rees

Sam manages the influence, advocacy and thought leadership work for RICS in Wales – the largest professional body of its kind in the built environment. He’s responsible for helping shape decarbonisation strategies with public sector bodies, and developing the resource to deliver energy-efficient, low-carbon buildings.

Oliver Thomas

Oliver joined Scott Brownrigg in 2005 and is a key member of the Cardiff studio as well as Education team. He has worked on a significant number of secondary and further education projects. These projects have provided experience ranging from creating and developing initial concepts all the way through to site liaison with contractors’ teams. His educational… Read more »