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Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce – Associate Members
The Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Associate Membership will be made up of up to 53 influential and representative leaders from across the commercial built environment. They will champion the Taskforce and supply insights and resources for the Task Groups.
The application process for joining the Taskforce as an Associate Member is now closed. Anyone who still would like to join the Taskforce can do so as a Task Group Member.
Alan Darby is Corporate Partnerships Manager at IEMA - supporting organisations to embed environment and sustainability skills throughout their workforce and facilitating cross sector networking opportunities between partners from all parts of the economy.
Alexandra Notay is Placemaking and Investment Director at PfP Capital
Alex is an internationally recognised expert on Build-to-Rent, placemaking and ESG / sustainable urban development, with 17 years’ strategic advisory and investment experience to private and public organisations across four continents.
Andrew Eldred is Director Workforce and Public Affairs at ECA (Electrical Contractors Association)
Andrew has previously worked on the London 2012 Olympic Park and Crossrail construction projects. At Crossrail. Andrew had responsibility for delivering the project’s apprenticeship target, plus other jobs and skills objectives.
Antoni is currently the Senior Policy Manager for the Non-domestic Energy Efficiency market in the Business Energy Use team at BEIS, which includes the development of minimum energy efficiency schemes for both the private rented and owner occupier sectors.
Angela Ringguth is Professional Development Consultant at CIBSE
Angela was educated at Birmingham University and Kings College London. At CIBSE she helps develop, deliver and quality assure apprenticeships in building services engineering, and promotes bse careers.
Anna Bennett is Community Investment Advisor at Skanska UK
Anna has had roles from site and commercial management to environment, corporate governance, and now social value. A TeachFirst Ambassador, Anna is passionate about construction, learning and saving the world!
Annabel is the Regional Director and Sustainability Technical Lead for Faithful+Gould. Faithful+Gould focuses on holistic sustainability, environmental certifications and zero carbon roadmaps. Annabel is involved in the BCO ESG committee and LETI publications.
Asif Din is Sustainability Director at Perkins&Will UK Ltd
Asif is an Architect with over 20 years' experience in delivering Zero Carbon design projects. Notably, BedZED and Jubilee Wharf in Penryn, Cornwall. He has a PhD in Life Cycle design of buildings from Cass School of Art and Design at LMU.
Ben Pywell is Contracts Manager at CJ Decorators LTD
Studying for a Masters degree from site canteens, Ben has a proven ability to successfully navigate the most challenging aspects of the construction industry, whilst simultaneously demonstrating elite academic achievement.
Brendan Kerr is Executive Chairman at Keltbray Group
Brendan joined Keltbray in 1989 and became sole equity owner and Chief Executive in 2003, expanding the civil engineering service portfolio through business development and acquisition into the UK’s leading specialist engineering and construction Group.
Cathryn is Head of the Fairness, Inclusion and Respect at the Supply Chain Sustainability School, providing EDI expertise and leading the industry-wide Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR) Programme, supporting businesses to address workplace culture challenges and build inclusive and respectful environments. A former lawyer and court advocate by professional training, Cathryn brings over 15 years of experience working with organisations and industries to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice and sustainable business practices.
Connie Muir is a Coordinator at Friends of the Earth London Network
Connie is a climate activist with a professional background in the energy industry. She works on London-wide campaigns as a volunteer with Friends of the Earth.
David McMahon is Architectural Director at Ryder Architecture
David is an architect with experience in leading complex commercially led projects across Central London. David is a RIBA Conservation Registrant and passionate about the sustainable regeneration and adaption of commercial buildings.
David is the founder and Chief Executive of The Retrofit Academy CIC. David has spent over a decade addressing the skills gap in the retrofit sector. He works closely with government, industry and academia to scale up retrofit education. He is driven by The Retrofit Academy’s mission to train over 200,000 competent retrofitters by 2030.
Diana Chrouch OBE is Director at Chrouch Consulting (Diversity and Stakeholder Engagement Consultancy)
Chair of Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the Worshipful Company of Constructors – City Livery Company and keen advocate of the business case for inclusive leadership and innovative skills pipelines in order to successfully secure a sustainable skyline for the future prosperity of the City.
Dianna Neal is Strategic Lead: Enterprise, Economy and Skills at London Councils
Dianna has worked in local government in different roles for over 25 years. For the past 20 years she has worked on economic development, skill, employment and cultural policy in London. Currently she leads on economic recovery, employment and skills policy for London Councils.
Dr Alice Moncaster is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environment - School of Engineering and Innovation at the Open University
Structural & civil engineer. Ten years in industry, moving to academia (Cambridge and OU) in 2008. PhD in sustainable construction. Now a senior academic leading a research group on Built Environment Sustainability and Resilience.
Dr Joe Jack Williams is an Associate - Researcher at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Joe is a Certified Passivhaus Consultant. His specialisms include the influence of the school building on the students studying within, measuring perceptions, environmental performance and building forms, and predicting, measuring and mitigating carbon impacts of architecture. He led the development of FCBSCarbon, a tool which estimates the whole life carbon of a building to inform design decisions prior to detailed design.
Ed is a structural engineer and Co-Founder of London Structures Lab, with a track record of technically challenging projects. He also has roles in the Hackney Regeneration Design Advisory Group and the Hammersmith and Fulham Design Review Panel, and is a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art.
Eddie Tuttle is Director - Policy, External Affairs and Research at The Chartered Institute of Building
Eddie has extensive experience working in the public sector, working closely with government ministers, senior civil servants, and other officials across a variety of regulatory and legislative issues within many facets of government policy. Eddie is responsible for providing strategic advice to the CIOB’s Senior Management team, concerning policy and public affairs issues across the built environment, nationally and internationally.
Gerry Ruffles is the Head of Education at MOBIE (Ministry of Building Innovation and Education)
Greg has created MOBIE’s educational pathway from schools through to vocational Further and Higher Education, postgraduate and doctoral research. The schools engagement starts with the ‘Building our Futures’ programme for primary schools, inspiring our youngest learners to consider the Built Environment, not just rewarding but crucial to securing the future workforce.
Graham Edgell is the Group Director of Sustainability & Procurement at Morgan Sindall Group plc
Responsible for sustainability and procurement strategy, promoting collaboration with our supply chain partners and manufacturers to drive change and continuous improvement needed to achieve net zero in the built environment.
Graham Hasting-Evans is Chief Executive at NOCN Group
Graham runs an educational charity that specialises in sustainability skills in construction and the built environment, including related engineering and manufacturing. Their range of support for sustainable building includes qualifications and programmes as well as ‘green’ apprenticeships, including retrofit.
Connecting Communities, is a 12-borough, £18m employability programme funded by the European Social Fund which aims to support adults aged 18 and over into long-term employment.
Gwen joined the City of London Corporation in January to lead the City’s Connecting Communities team. Her varied career has spanned periods of entrepreneurial activity as well as corporate employment and in 2003 she founded Women in the City, an award-winning organisation championing the progress of women working in professional services, including those linked to the Built Environment.
Gwen enjoys constructing buildings in Lego and in her retirement plans to build a real wall, but admits she has no plans to retire at the moment.
Harish Ratna is a Director at TateHindle architects, having joined the practice in 2001. He is passionate about design quality and sustainable development, and leads the studio’s working group on sustainability. Harish has led many retrofit projects in the commercial and residential sectors and beyond. A key project is the new Institute of Physics in Kings Cross, a highly innovative and sustainable building which showcases the role of physics in sustainable technology.
James Shannon is the Owner of CDS International Ltd
As a chartered member of the CIOB and Past Novus Chair for the South East CIOB James has been involved in the development of young construction professionals and students through mentoring, consultation and formal CPD. James has fellowship with the CMI and association with many professional bodies and believes a professionally qualified workforce is a better and safer workforce and he supports and mentors others in achieving professional status and realizing their potential.
Jan Jilis van Delsen is CEO at Inmisceo Ltd and Associated Learning Ltd
Jan has a professional background in leadership roles in the training, e-learning and learning technologies sectors, initially working across EMEA and later focusing more on the UK. Managing teams in very large and small organisations.
Joe Dromey is Director at Central London Forward
Joe has 15 years experience working in employment and skills policy. Prior to joining CLF, Joe was Deputy Director of Learning and Work Institute and a Cabinet Member at a London borough.
Johnathan Munkley is Digital Services Lead at WSP.
15 years in Digital Transformation in the built environment working across all sectors including major government departments and the private property sector. Johnathan recently found ZERO construct a global community of construction professions working towards reducing carbon in the built environment
Jon Howlin is the Founder/CEO of The Skills Centre. He is passionate about supporting Londoners into sustainable careers. Jon has supported over 3000 individuals into construction jobs to date.
Kat Scott is Sustainability & Regenerative Design Manager at dRMM
Kat develops strategies and conducts research in light of dRMM’s ‘Architects Declare a Climate and Bio-diversity Emergency’ commitments. Kat was a Steering Group Member for Architects Declare UK for two years, volunteers at the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) and has been a coordinator at ACAN, focusing on biodiversity and ecological issues. Kat also sits on the Mayor’s Young Professionals Panel, and on the Oxford Design Review Panel as a sustainability specialist.
Kurt Hintz is Executive Principal at Capital City College Group
Kurt was Chief Examiner to NZQA’s Automotive Engineering National Examinations and also a World Skills National Judge before moving to East Berkshire College in the UK in 2004. Kurt has managed significant technical innovation and has led on many teaching and learning projects including, most recently, the ETF Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA), Flexible Learning project in Cyber Security and Industry Placement pilots in preparation for T Levels.
Lucille Watkins-Brazier is Head of Social Impact – Europe at Lendlease
Lucille’s focus is on leading the delivery of Lendlease’s Social Impact programme in Europe and supporting the delivery of Lendlease’s commitment to create $250m of Social value by 2025.
Lucille’s career has spanned the public, private and third sectors, having held a range of roles including in Social and Economic Development and Responsible Business.
Mark Hilton is Membership & Skills Policy Director at London First
Mark leads London First’s People Team, focused on policy and advocacy across skills, immigration, employment, inclusion and diversity and education. Previously he worked in retail property, local government and FE.
Matt Holman is Main Board Partner at Gardiner & Theobald LLP
Matt has particular expertise in managing large and complex commercial projects. He acts for developers and tenants and his experience covers a diverse range of projects.
Michelle Cuomo-Boorer is Director - Skills & Employment at Greater London Authority
Michelle is Assistant Director of the Skills and Employment Unit at City Hall. Working condensed hours due to also having two young children, Michelle is responsible for providing strategic leadership across the Unit which includes 6 teams focusing on Strategy, Communications, Policy & Relationships; Governance & Programme Management; and Programme Delivery.
Mike Cox is RICS Education and Accreditation Manager at RICS (Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors)
Mike has worked in education policy and practice for over 30 years. Experience includes being Director of the governments support programme for apprenticeships, Governor of apprenticeship training provider and Careers Enterprise Adviser.
Mina Hasman is Sustainable Practice Director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Mina has experience in a wide variety of commercial projects in Central London, Europe, Middle East, and Asia, bringing a holistic understanding of sustainable design, management, procurement, and construction in different climatic, social, and regulatory contexts.
Mo Mayat -Sector Growth Manager for Construction, in the DfE’s Apprenticeships Directorate - working across government and in partnership with industry to ensure that our skills offer (inc. apprenticeships, traineeships, and T Levels) meets the needs of employers in the sector, including SMEs.
Naz Lewis-Humphrey is Industry Manager for Construction at ICAD
As the Industry Manager for Construction, the source of insights into the skills and training as a priority sector in the City & Guilds UK and international markets. Establishing deep and sustainable relationships with employers, their trade and professional associations and key industry stakeholders, Identifying and commissioning qualification packages and services that are demonstrably superior to existing products in the marketplace.
Paul Burns is Operations Director at CPJ Education Ltd
Paul is an experienced Operations Director with over 25 years’ experience of moving a diverse range of candidates into employment, mostly the Built Environment Sector.
Paul Sheedy is CEO at Unifi.id Ltd
Experienced entrepreneur and engineer, delivering growth internationally, consistently deploying technological breakthroughs. Founder of unifi.id, developed specifically to enable comprehensive data collection, real-time analysis and reporting on the automation of buildings.
Pavan Patel is the Senior Associate - Sustainability at Brockton Everlast
Pavan leads ESG across Brockton Everlast’s portfolio and corporate operations. Prior to joining Brockton in 2021, Pavan was part of the Sustainability team at Multiplex Europe for six years.
Extensive background in diverse service organisations, managing complex research projects from inception to completion. Peter is the Head of Research and Insight managing the research, insight and information that will position IWFM as the voice of FM and the workplace. He manages the delivery and development of the Institute’s research and insight activities.
Piers Neil is the Head of Policy at The Business Services Association (BSA)
With a background in public policy, Piers’ current work sees him representing all those interested in delivering efficient, flexible, and cost-effective service and infrastructure projects across the private and public sectors.
Ruth Scarrott is the Head of Careers at the NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors)
With more than 15 years’ experience of the careers sector, Ruth has been an E&D champion for five years, have been Vice Chair in apprenticeship trailblazers, and involved in developing apprenticeship standards within the construction heritage sector.
Sam Eden is the London Director at FMB
Sam was qualifications lead at the Architecture Registration Board. Now Sam represents 1600 SME Builders in London, through media, policy and governance we at the FMB strive to ensure that Builders not only survive but thrive in this challenging landscape
Sara Edmonds is Architect Director & Passive House Designer at Studio seARCH
Working in the face of a climate emergency, the focus of Studio seARCH is to drive systemic change in the built environment and wider communities through bottom up grassroots projects and strategies.
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience working in the property sector on sustainability issues. She is CEO of the BBP, a collaboration of the UK’s leading commercial property owners who deliver market transformation through sustainability leadership and knowledge sharing.
Shenaaz Chenia is CEO at YouthBuild Ventures UK
An experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the built environment and developing strategies to create talent pipelines to address skills gaps. Equally passionate about sustainability, the skills agenda and social mobility.
Having previously been Director of Erith Group Health and Safety, as Operations Director, Stuart currently has overall responsibility for project delivery of Erith Group's extensive London project portfolio.
Westley Thurley is Digital Buildings Sales Director at Schneider Electric UK
Wes is a major promotor of innovative, integrated and truly 'Open' systems which embrace new technologies and make buildings more efficient & intelligent. He is passionate about working on projects which influence the ever changing London skyline.