Speaker Group: Speakers

Simon Doody

Simon is a Studio Leader in our Bath office, having gained his Partnership in 2007. Simon works across a number of sectors and heads up the Workplace sector for the practice. As a Higher Education sector lead, Simon led the design of the award-winning Business School, School of Digital Arts and Student Union buildings for… Read more »

Angela Withey

Experienced Project Manager with client side experience of delivering multi-million pound construction projects on time and within budget, supported by a post graduate degree MBA focused in Strategy, Resources & Marketing . A highly organised and motivated business professional who has led various change projects involving multiple departments with strong interpersonal skills resulting in successfully… 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.

Gina Callaghan

Gina is an Architect with ten years’ industry experience. She has worked predominately on education and healthcare projects across Wales and the South West of England, including primary schools, universities, and hospitals. With a developing specialism in SEN/ALN design, Gina is currently working on several new ALN schools within Cardiff and exploring the similarities between… Read more »

Julie Holmes

An APMP and NEC4 qualified project manager working in the private and public sector, I am currently employed by Cardiff Council and am responsible for the delivery of key education projects. With nearly 10yrs experience in education construction, I oversee feasibility, design and completion; successfully delivering Cardiff West High School in 2019, and Fitzalan High… 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 »

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 »