Speaker Group: Speakers

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 »

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 »

Matthew Maughan

Matthew Maughan, English graduate, began his teaching career at Bassaleg School in Newport and is now Deputy Headteacher responsible for Curriculum and Assessment. Matthew has worked collaboratively with colleagues across Wales on developing the Curriculum for Wales and is thoroughly enjoying actively leading the next phase of cluster design and progression steps with our neighbouring… Read more »

Victoria Lambe

Victoria Lambe is in her sixth year of Headship at Bassaleg School; a large mixed comprehensive approaching 2000 students in Newport. As an English and History graduate starting her teaching career in Herefordshire but moving back to Wales in 2003, Victoria has fulfilled her ambition to develop innovative pedagogies in her leadership roles and now… Read more »

Carly Parramore

Carly has 10 years’ experience working in the Education Sector at AtkinsRéalis and has gained experience on schemes from early years, through to higher education, and including school design for pupils with Additional Learning Needs. Carly has been in engaged in differing capacities on School projects across South Wales since 2017, supporting various local authorities… Read more »