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Welcome Address - Jane White and Stephen Wells

Jane White joined AUDE as Executive Director in 2015 after 5 years as Head of Research and Policy for the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Prior to this, Jane had a background in local and central government estates and facilities management and spent time on the UN’s Work Safe programme. In her present role she leads on AUDE’s work to support university estates and facilities management teams. AUDE works with estates directors and their teams on a wide variety of issues from sustainability to agile working to the development of the next generation of estates leaders.

Stephen is currently the Director of Estates and Facilities at the University of East Anglia. Stephen has worked within the higher education sector for almost fifteen years and held similar roles at the University of Surrey, University College London, Queen Mary University of London and London South Bank University. Prior to his career in the higher education sector Stephen held similar roles within the NHS. Stephen is a Chartered member of the Institute of Building with a Degree in Project Management and an MBA.  Stephen is currently the Chair of the Association of University Director of Estates.

 
Plenary 1 - Jamil Qureshi

Jamil Qureshi is one of today’s foremost practitioners of performance enhancing psychology and is an expert in high performing teams. Jamil has enjoyed working with a rich diversity of the most talented business and sports people and teams in the world, helping six individuals get to World Number 1.
In 2006, he was appointed as the first-ever official psychologist to work with the European Ryder Cup team by captain Ian Woosnam. They made history in winning by a record-equalling margin.
Jamil has worked with 22 golfers inside the top 50 in the world, including Lee Westwood, Paul McGinley, Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke, Paul Casey, Thomas Bjorn, Sergio Garcia and two world number one’s.
Ranked among the most influential figures in British sport in 2009, Jamil was voted in the top 100 most powerful men in golf 2008 by his international peers.
He has worked successfully with 3 English Premiership football clubs, one of which reaching a record position from its halfway point in the season, as well as 2 Formula 1 racing drivers, David Coulthard and Eddie Irvine and the 2009 England Ashes winning cricketers.
In business and industry, Jamil has worked from CEO and board level to middle management in a variety of sectors. He has worked with business leaders and companies in over 24 different countries, helping teams to fulfil their potential by orchestrating change and performance programmes.
He has developed and delivered management and leadership programmes at board level for Coca Cola, Hewlett Packard, Emirates Airlines, Serco, Marks and Spencer, and Royal Bank of Scotland. He has worked across Lloyds Banking Group on their ‘Journey to World Class’.
He has led teams responsible for change management in several high-profile areas, such as Lloyds Banking Group’s substantial integration strategy, and with The Post Office to create The Post Office Way as they separated from Royal Mail.
Jamil is also a world recognised speaker on all aspects of the psychology of performance, psychology of leadership, leadership attitudes, improving people, cultural change techniques, and team performance.
Interestingly;
He is one of only a few external psychologists ever to be allowed to study astronauts on the 2008 NASA Space Programme.
Jamil has talked to an audience that included two former US presidents at the K Club in Ireland!
Jamil’s versatility is illustrated by the fact he has talked at NASDAQ in Times Square where he shared a stage with General Peter Pace, Head of Joint Chief of Staff, the highest ranking military officer in the US armed forces, and next day did stand up in front of a celebrity audience at the Groucho Club!
Jamil use to be a regular at London’s prestigious Comedy Store and spent two years working with TV’s award winning mind reader, Derren Brown!
Jamil also lectures on the prestigious WorldProgram, in the US, UK and China through Ashridge and Fordham Business Schools and Qing Dao University.

 
Session A1 - Helen Groves and Terry Stocks

Helen is an Architect with over 25 years’ experience in the Education sector, the last seven with Atkins, and she leads the Atkins education team nationally. She is passionate about the importance of well-designed education buildings and works with clients from pre-concept data & briefing to post delivery, to create exciting and engaging learning spaces.
Helen is a RIBA Schools ambassador, as well as a reviewer at the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment at UWE, as well as being an active member of HEDQF. Helen works closely with the Research & Innovation team at Atkins, spearheading the use of the Human Centred Design toolkit in both HE and Schools. Helen has supported Universities in post COVID planning including the development of a bespoke digital solution and is currently working with her teams to drive thought leadership on future teaching and learning spaces as well as the journey to Net Zero.

Terry is a Chartered Structural and Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. He is a Director with Faithful+Gould and is the UK Head of Public Sector and Director for BIM, having previously led the Education sector. Terry has worked in both the public and private sector managing large organisations and delivering projects across wide social and economic infrastructure asset class types – schools, universities, prisons, courts, administrative estates, airports etc.
Terry has been with F+G for six years. He was previously the Estates Director for the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), and also led the UK Governments first BIM projects. He is currently the Cambridge Universities (centre for digital built Britain) Information Management consultant, with a focus on UK BIM implementation and represents Government on the Home Nations BIM / Digital Working Group. Terry has also been a previous chair of UK Governments BIM Working Group and their Modern Methods of Contracting Procurement Review Group, developing and implementing collaborative procurement models across UK Government departments.

 
Session A2 - Oliver Milton, Julia Roberts, Negar Mihanyar and Michael Riebel

Oliver is a Partner at Hawkins\Brown and one of the leading architects working in the UK Education and Research sectors. His experience ranges from student accommodation to state of the art research institutes, and he thrives on the variety and challenge that the sector offers. His buildings have received wide recognition - most notably six national RIBA awards for buildings at University of Oxford, Royal Veterinary College, UEA, University of Exeter, and City of London Freemen's School. Alongside his project work, Oliver leads the innovation group within the practice, looking at how architects can use new digital tools to improve processes and design.

Julia is a Partner at Hawkins\Brown and Education and Research Sector Lead. She has worked on a wide range of award-winning higher education projects and is experienced at coordinating complex projects and large multi-disciplinary design teams. She is a member of HEDQF and Designers for Science and has contributed and spoken at education and research conferences in Europe and the US.

Negar jointly leads the Education and Research sector, drawing on over a decade of experience managing complex, multi-phased projects for higher education and research buildings within acclaimed institutions such as the University of Cambridge and University College London. She is a dedicated and enthusiastic champion of inclusivity – at her best when engaging with large stakeholder groups to make sure everyone's voices are heard. Negar is also passionate about broadening access into the architectural profession and supports Hawkins\Brown’s Apprenticeship scheme and outreach programmes. Outside work, Negar sits on the RIBA Academic Validation Panel and is an External Examiner at the Mackintosh School of Architecture.

Michael leads on social research at Hawkins\Brown. With a broad background in art history, architecture and sociology, he has a comprehensive understanding of how the built environment impacts and expresses socioeconomic relationships. His research covers a broad field, including post occupancy evaluation research, social value assessments, innovative use concepts and urban analytics.


Session A3 - Paul Cleminson, Sue Emms, Daniel Ladbury, Ian Wilson and Tony Gale

Paul is a Pre-Construction Director at BAM Construct and a board member for the Sheffield Hallam Alliance. He is responsible for delivering several of the Alliance’s programme objectives including Behaviours of the team, Social and Civic Value, Innovation, Net Zero Carbon, Health and Wellbeing, and delivery.
With 32 years’ experience in all aspects of health and education work, Paul believes in fostering positive working relationships and adopting an approach, which enables the entire team to find solutions to every problem regardless of ownership. Creating a culture of honesty and trust, which is the key ingredient to the successful delivery of any project.

Sue is responsible for BDP’s Education sector portfolio in the North across our Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield studios. She oversees key education projects and participates in sector reviews across all studios ensuring that experience obtained from around the world informs the design of BDP’s education projects.
Sue is a recognised thought-leader within the education sector participating in industry events, conferences and judging international design awards. She is a visiting Practice Professor at the University of Sheffield, an external examiner at Manchester School of Architecture, and is part of the Trailblazer group of practices that have established the new Level 6 and Level 7 Degree Apprenticeships programme in Architecture.
During Sue’s 20 years at BDP she has worked on a wide range of projects from conversions of listed buildings to large masterplanning schemes for universities and city centres . Over the last decade she has used this cross-sector experience to influence the design of award-winning education projects including schools, academies, university buildings and masterplans. Sue has a reputation for delivering high-quality, innovative education buildings and is an active champion of holistic, sustainable design.

Dan is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has over 20 years of experience in the property and construction industry, with most of it spent working on collaborative programmes both as a consultant and in the Public Sector. Daniel is constantly striving to challenge himself and support others to be their best and has a strong track record of innovation, collaboration, best practice, leadership and delivery in major programme delivery and improvement and organizational change.
Daniel is also a passionate mountain biker and photographer and enjoys spending time with his beloved family.
In his current role, Dan is Group Director of Estates and Facilities at Sheffield Hallam University and an AUDE Executive Committee Member and Chair of the AUDE North-East Region.
During his time to date at Sheffield Hallam, Daniel has engaged key stakeholders through the development and approval of a new campus plan which seeks to transform the university experience whilst delivering significant efficiencies in operation through reductions in space and achieving carbon neutrality. Dan led on the development and creation of the pioneering Hallam Alliance delivery framework; the first of its kind in the UK which is now developing the first major phase of buildings under the University’s campus plan. Dan has guided his team through two major transformation projects and over the last year led the University’s campus responses through the pandemic.

Area General Manager in the educational sector within CBRE GWS UK Services based in the North. Joined CBRE in June 2014 as a Multi-Skilled Engineer on the NHS PC contract Worked across the education and health care sector

Tony has worked for Mace for over 20 years across both construction and consultancy and heads up Mace Consult’s Higher Education sector team. Tony has over a decade’s experience working in the sector in a variety of roles, from project delivery (teaching facilities, STEM and accommodation projects), new campus delivery (University of Northampton, Anglia Ruskin University Peterborough and Sheffield Hallam Alliance), to estate strategies and masterplans. Tony leads a diverse team working with over 20 universities, which is delivering a wide range of schemes and services, constantly innovating and pursuing a sustainable way to support clients on their journey to carbon net zero.


Session A4 - John Brownless, Karl Cundill, Sean Keyes and Trevor Pope-Ellis

A skilled strategic manager and FM professional.
With over 30 years of knowledge and experience of the facilities management market within business development and operations, from large single and multi-site contracts, to global and European business, John is well placed to undertake strategic project work for clients in all sectors.
John’s successful career to date spans the contract catering and facilities services world. He led the business development function with Sodexo, Compass Group and Balfour Beatty Workplace and gained extensive knowledge across the Private sector market. John has produced and won over 500 tenders to a business sales value of over £1.4bn.
John also holds certified-level membership at the Institute of Workplace Management (IWFM) – the pioneering body for workplace and facilities management professionals.

Karl is a Member of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management and the Association of Building Engineers, with over 28 years’ experience in the Facilities Management industry.
Over the last 10 years Karl has provided FM consultancy support to a wide range of Clients across both traditional and PFI/PPP markets. This work has included FM and lifecycle cost modelling, tender preparation and review, FM options appraisals, service reviews, benchmarking and value for money assessments, across a number of operational projects.
In his consultancy role Karl has provided technical advice and support to a number of key projects in the UK, Ireland, Greece and Egypt, and in addition has carried FM consultancy assignments for Clients in Russia, Norway and the Netherlands.
As a Facilities Management and operational service expert Karl has supported and co-ordinated project teams and hard and soft FM service delivery teams, involving high-level discussions and negotiations with authorities, lenders, SPVs and key stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery, smooth operation and handover of projects, at each stage of the contract/concession.
Some of Karl’s most relevant projects include the Attica Schools PPP Programme in Greece, Alexandria Hospitals Egypt, University of East Anglia school of Midwifery, Asset and lifecycle modelling Cummins Engine Plant, Asset survey and data capture Richmond University, Sussex Police Custody Units PFI, Tower Hamlets Schools PFI, Miltoncross School Portsmouth PFI, East Lothian Schools PFI, Caerphilly Schools PFI, Dudley Schools PFI.

Sean Keyes has 20 years in Sales and Business Development experience, most recently being part of the EMEA Sales team for Twitter. Sean joined Infogrid in August to help in the global expansion working with Global Real-Estate companies covering Education, Retail, Governmental clients.

Trevor has 15 years in Sales and Business Development experience, with extensive It, Adtech and Martech consultancy experience and previous employers including UBER, Yahoo and Microsoft . Trevor joined Infogrid in January 2022 to help with the exciting infogrid growth plans.


Session A5 - Jason Gardner, Lara Balazs, Vasiliki Kourgiozou and David Kingstone

Jason is a technical director with 20 years’ experience within the industry, he is committed to ensuring that architecture and engineering are fully integrated, with quality and excellence growing from form, function and fabric. He regularly chairs sustainability workshops, provides lectures and tutorial support to various schools of architecture, speaks at conferences and seminars at a regional and national level and supervises post graduate research activities. He is a member of the CABE Building Environment Experts and a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Teaching Fellow in engineering design at the University of Sheffield. Jason is adept at leading highly technical engineering projects in both education and scientific sectors, getting the best out the BuroHappold team, the wider design team and other stakeholders with a close collaborative approach. In addition to delivering on technical criteria, he is committed to ensuring these projects meet the highest sustainability targets possible, his track record is evidence of this.

Lara is a Senior Engineer in the Energy Consultancy team at Buro Happold, providing analytical input to projects supporting energy systems transformation and sustainable development. With a particular interest in the effective use of data to support the zero carbon transition, Lara works to develop sustainability and energy strategies, from building to district scale and beyond.

Vasiliki is a PhD student at University College of London in partnership with Buro Happold. She has a MEng in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Environmental Design. Vasiliki has worked as a sustainability consultant for over 4 years and has worked on a number of major redevelopment projects in London. She has developed a strong skillset in building performance evaluation while her current research focus is on smart energy networks. Vasiliki is a Chartered Engineer with the Engineer Council, a CIBSE Chartered Member and has won the CIBSE Building Simulation runner-up 2019 award for her corridor overheating with passive evaporative cooling analysis.

As an associate director with Buro Happold, David is placed at the centre of our services. His approach to computational analysis is applied across all our sectors, coupling neatly with the full body of our service offerings. This holistic approach helps to keep us adaptable in the face of ever-changing and increasing demands of our built environment. David has built up extensive knowledge and experience of building design, construction, and operation and the application of simulation, optimising comfort and energy performance in and around buildings. David’s background in energy conservation enables him to produce effective cost optimised low-energy and carbon buildings and environmentally sensitive designs. Sustainability is central to his work. He integrates the need for comfortable, functional buildings in the vital area of sustainability seamlessly. David’s experience of building physics, energy advice and detailed modelling has enabled him to advise on how best to achieve energy and emissions targets. His knowledge makes David a considerable asset to the design of modern structures as well as the optimisation of existing buildings.


Plenary 2 - Sarah Mukherjee

Sarah Mukherjee is the CEO of IEMA. She was the BBC's Environment Correspondent for many years, presenting on national and international BBC radio and television news, working – and winning awards – across the world. Since leaving the Corporation, she has had leadership roles in utilities and agriculture. She was a panel member for the National Parks Review and sits on the National Food Strategy Advisory Panel and is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Environment Agency. Sarah was awarded an MBE for her services to agriculture and farmer well-being in 2021.
Sarah has been a Campaign for Real Ale beer judge and a rugby reporter in the past - two activities she still enjoys - and is a runner and yoga addict.


Session B1 - Andy Nolan and Roddy Yarr

Andy is the Development and Sustainability Director at the University of Nottingham. He has responsibility for the University’s master planning and delivery of its development and sustainability programmes. He has 25+ years of experience working in both the private and public sector working in a local authority, in multi-authority partnerships locally and nationally. Andy has experience of the HE sector, having worked for four universities in the UK plus representative bodies. Particular areas of interest and expertise include; strategic planning; leadership development; coaching; sustainability; estate management; energy; climate change; decentralised energy; smart cities.

Roddy Yarr is Executive Lead for Sustainability at the University of Strathclyde. Roddy is a sustainability expert who is responsible for the development and delivery of climate change and social responsibility initiatives that address the University’s response to net zero and sustainability issues across all of its operational assets in west central Scotland.
Roddy leads the Sustainable Strathclyde team which is delivering the University’s Climate Change and Social Responsibility Plan and net zero targets. Roddy successfully led the delivery of the £20M District Heating project at the main campus and developed the design and funding programme that has enabled the delivery of the University’s first energy carbon neutral building in operation at the new National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.
Roddy has also developed an innovative, bold and collaborative ‘Climate Neutral Districts’ vision deploying 100% renewable heat, power, active travel, adaptation and well being solutions across all University assets in the central belt of Scotland. The vision takes a partnership approach to enable ‘scale and speed’ of climate action in Glasgow and region, with people at the centre.
Roddy advises the Sustainable Glasgow Partnership and he is Interim Chair of Climate Ready Clyde. Roddy leads the Clyde Mission Net Zero Group that is seeking to decarbonise Clyde Corridor. Roddy is a board member of the Clyde Climate Forest Programme Group and an external advisor and Board member of the West Dunbartonshire Energy Company which operates the award winning Queens Quay Heat Pump and Energy Centre. He is an external advisor to the Scottish Parliament’s Sustainability Board.


Session B2 - Lucy Black, Russell Day, Gordon Mitchell, Robert Kilpatrick and Nick Leach

Lucy is the University of Plymouth’s Head of Facilities and Student Accommodation and chair of AUDE’s Strategic FM group. Lucy has previously held similar roles in university, local authority, NHS and charity sectors and has 30 years’ experience in facilities management, leading and developing teams and services. She is a fellow of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management, where she was a non-executive director for 6 years and chaired the Sustainability Special Interest Group.

Starting a construction career that quickly moved from design consultancy to delivery, Russell's experience spans over 30 years with Sir Robert McAlpine, working in the UK and overseas. Specialising in education for the last 15 years, as Education Sector Head, he leads a national approach that brings expertise from across a wide range of other specialist fields. Associated with more than 140 education projects, he has been instrumental in helping Sir Robert McAlpine build an education portfolio of over £1bn.
A motivator and problem solver at strategic and operational levels, Russell is renowned for his enthusiasm for introducing innovations and new ways of thinking. This has extended into pedagogy, university design and construction. Russell continues to learn at the UCL Bartlett Real estate institute.

Gordon is a Built Environment/FM digital solution architect and full life cycle transformation lead for Key Facilities Management International and Keystone Worldwide Software. Gordon has been heavily involved in the international standardisation and professionalization movement towards sustainable and digitally intelligent whole life asset, buildings and cities with a passion for environmental and socially responsible places and spaces. Gordon is convenor with ISO technical committee 267 for working group 6 – Digital, Data and Technology in FM as well as supporting buildingSMART Internationals FM program. Gordon also has roles with European Standards CEN TC348 as co-conevor for WG6 space measurement/BIM in FM and is the Chair of IWFM’s Technology SIG.

Robert is a seasoned Estates professional and qualified Building Services Engineer with over 25 years’ experience within the Higher Education Sector with 17 of these being at senior management level. During this time, he has managed large Estates teams having responsibility for delivering hard and soft FM services and capital development. He has extensive experience of acting as Project Director/Manager for large capital projects including complex infrastructure district energy heating networks. He is currently an Assistant Director of Estates at University of Strathclyde at a time when the University is delivering its Vision 2025 Strategy transforming its campus, with investment set to reach £1 billion by 2025.

Nick has over 22 years’ experience working in the Construction industry and has specialised in Digital Construction and Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the past 14 years. Working for three large main Tier 1 contractors over the past 15 years on a variety of projects he has experience range of sectors. As Head of Digital Construction at Sir Robert McAlpine Nick is responsible for implementing and driving the integration of Digital Construction/BIM delivery nationally, ensuring adoption, consistency, and innovative ways of working, support the overall business strategy. Nick is chartered with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the member of the British Standards Institution (BSI) ISO19650 practitioner scheme. He has represented and contributed to various industry Digital/BIM initiatives or groups such as the UK BIM Alliance, BSI and Build UK.


Session B3 - Karen Maddison and Chris Garlick

Karen joined University of York in 2014 as Land and Buildings Manager. As a Chartered Surveyor she predominantly manages the leasehold portfolio along with managing the Building Surveying team. Leasehold assets held by the University range from residential colleges to a donkey field.
Projects undertaken by Karen support all teams within the department and the wider University delivering a range of strategic initiatives. Current projects include working with academic colleagues to use York’s historic High Streets as a heritage catalyst for community renewal, a partnership project with City of York Council involving taking a lease on the City’s Guildhall to provide business space in the city centre to support and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and securing new tenants on campus following previous tenants estate rationalisation decisions.
Karen was elected chair of the AUDE Estate Managers Group in June 2020. Karen was a founding member of the group and hosted the Group’s first conference in 2017.
Having undertaken a degree in surveying at Bristol, Karen’s career started in Newcastle in private consultancy. An opportunity arose to move to North Yorkshire at Harrogate Borough Council, as Estates Manager. At Harrogate Karen managed a diverse portfolio and led on a number of economic development initiatives and the capital disposals programme.

Chris joined the University in December 2010 as Land and Property Manager, before becoming the Head of Property and Business Services in July 2015. Prior to joining the University Chris had spent 10 years working in private practice as an Associate Director specialising in professional surveying work including valuations, development financing and landlord and tenant matters. Since joining the University Chris has led on the asset management of the University portfolio. This has seen the University moving towards an owner-occupied portfolio and the increase of rental income from its property assets. The impact of targeted disposals and investment in the University portfolio had also seen its A/B condition increase by over 25% over the ten year period which is a key driver in the Estates Strategy.


Session B4 - Helen Wallace, Charlotte Lewis and Scott Lloyd

Helen has been working as an architect, urban designer, community builder, workplace consultant, briefing specialist and change manager for over 20 years now although she can’t quite believe it! She has been grappling the thorny issue of shared working environments across government, the commercial sector and more recently with Universities since 2006. Despite a recent break to attempt the significantly more challenging role of motherhood, she has been Head of Strategic Space at the University of Exeter since 2012 and been working with AUDE to develop their approach to Space Management for a number of years. During the first year of the pandemic, Helen acted as Project Manager for University “Restart” and chaired a series of popular national sessions for AUDE on the constantly changing considerations around space. Designing spaces to support the evolving pedagogical and technological changes in learning environments has been a key theme over recent years through continuous dialogue with the academic community.

Scott has been the head of Space Management and Timetabling at Warwick University for over six years. He is secretary to the senior committee for space and capital development planning. He also chairs the Teaching and Learning Spaces Development Group which holds the budget for investment in teaching rooms.
Scott's strengths are strategic planning, supported by forecasting, and strong analytical skills. Prior to coming to Warwick, Scott was at the RSPCA for 11 years where he supported their business planning processes and leading several strategic change programmes.

Following an early career in manufacturing Charlotte started in Higher Education lecturing in business, before moving into a space management and estate strategy role. She has moved around the sector, working in a variety of institutions, particularly enjoying working to understand institutional priorities and aligning estates developments to best support University Strategy. For the last four years she has been at Warwick.
Charlotte had developed a number of methodologies to support intelligent organisational decision-making. She loves to design and facilitate workshops to crack complex problems collaboratively. She was recently selected as co-chair of the AUDE Space Management Special Interest Group.

Friday

Welcome Address - Jane White and Stephen Wells

Jane White joined AUDE as Executive Director in 2015 after 5 years as Head of Research and Policy for the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Prior to this, Jane had a background in local and central government estates and facilities management and spent time on the UN’s Work Safe programme. In her present role she leads on AUDE’s work to support university estates and facilities management teams. AUDE works with estates directors and their teams on a wide variety of issues from sustainability to agile working to the development of the next generation of estates leaders.

Stephen is currently the Director of Estates and Facilities at the University of East Anglia. Stephen has worked within the higher education sector for almost fifteen years and held similar roles at the University of Surrey, University College London, Queen Mary University of London and London South Bank University. Prior to his career in the higher education sector Stephen held similar roles within the NHS. Stephen is a Chartered member of the Institute of Building with a Degree in Project Management and an MBA.  Stephen is currently the Chair of the Association of University Director of Estates.


Plenary 3 - Thimon de Jong

Thimon de Jong runs WHETSTON / strategic foresight, a think tank specialising in future human behaviour, societal change & business strategy.
He is an experienced keynote presenter and leadership trainer and worked for clients like Morgan Stanley, Vodafone, Adecco and EY. Thimon also lectures at the social psychology department of Utrecht University where he teaches master students how academic research can be practically applied to improve business strategy. He has a master’s degree in Cultural Studies with a minor in International Business Studies. He is also a former insights & strategy director at TrendsActive, researcher at FreedomLab Future Studies and editor-in-chief of RELOAD Magazine.


Session C1 - Andy Nolan and Roddy Yarr

Andy is the Development and Sustainability Director at the University of Nottingham. He has responsibility for the University’s master planning and delivery of its development and sustainability programmes. He has 25+ years of experience working in both the private and public sector working in a local authority, in multi-authority partnerships locally and nationally. Andy has experience of the HE sector, having worked for four universities in the UK plus representative bodies. Particular areas of interest and expertise include; strategic planning; leadership development; coaching; sustainability; estate management; energy; climate change; decentralised energy; smart cities.

Roddy Yarr is Executive Lead for Sustainability at the University of Strathclyde. Roddy is a sustainability expert who is responsible for the development and delivery of climate change and social responsibility initiatives that address the University’s response to net zero and sustainability issues across all of its operational assets in west central Scotland.
Roddy leads the Sustainable Strathclyde team which is delivering the University’s Climate Change and Social Responsibility Plan and net zero targets. Roddy successfully led the delivery of the £20M District Heating project at the main campus and developed the design and funding programme that has enabled the delivery of the University’s first energy carbon neutral building in operation at the new National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.
Roddy has also developed an innovative, bold and collaborative ‘Climate Neutral Districts’ vision deploying 100% renewable heat, power, active travel, adaptation and well being solutions across all University assets in the central belt of Scotland. The vision takes a partnership approach to enable ‘scale and speed’ of climate action in Glasgow and region, with people at the centre.
Roddy advises the Sustainable Glasgow Partnership and he is Interim Chair of Climate Ready Clyde. Roddy leads the Clyde Mission Net Zero Group that is seeking to decarbonise Clyde Corridor. Roddy is a board member of the Clyde Climate Forest Programme Group and an external advisor and Board member of the West Dunbartonshire Energy Company which operates the award winning Queens Quay Heat Pump and Energy Centre. He is an external advisor to the Scottish Parliament’s Sustainability Board.


Session C2 - Lucy Black and Russell Day

Lucy is the University of Plymouth’s Head of Facilities and Student Accommodation and chair of AUDE’s Strategic FM group. Lucy has previously held similar roles in university, local authority, NHS and charity sectors and has 30 years’ experience in facilities management, leading and developing teams and services. She is a fellow of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management, where she was a non-executive director for 6 years and chaired the Sustainability Special Interest Group.

Starting a construction career that quickly moved from design consultancy to delivery, Russell's experience spans over 30 years with Sir Robert McAlpine, working in the UK and overseas. Specialising in education for the last 15 years, as Education Sector Head, he leads a national approach that brings expertise from across a wide range of other specialist fields. Associated with more than 140 education projects, he has been instrumental in helping Sir Robert McAlpine build an education portfolio of over £1bn.
A motivator and problem solver at strategic and operational levels, Russell is renowned for his enthusiasm for introducing innovations and new ways of thinking. This has extended into pedagogy, university design and construction. Russell continues to learn at the UCL Bartlett Real estate institute.


Session C3 - Karen Maddison

Karen joined University of York in 2014 as Land and Buildings Manager. As a Chartered Surveyor she predominantly manages the leasehold portfolio along with managing the Building Surveying team. Leasehold assets held by the University range from residential colleges to a donkey field.
Projects undertaken by Karen support all teams within the department and the wider University delivering a range of strategic initiatives. Current projects include working with academic colleagues to use York’s historic High Streets as a heritage catalyst for community renewal, a partnership project with City of York Council involving taking a lease on the City’s Guildhall to provide business space in the city centre to support and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and securing new tenants on campus following previous tenants estate rationalisation decisions.
Karen was elected chair of the AUDE Estate Managers Group in June 2020. Karen was a founding member of the group and hosted the Group’s first conference in 2017.
Having undertaken a degree in surveying at Bristol, Karen’s career started in Newcastle in private consultancy. An opportunity arose to move to North Yorkshire at Harrogate Borough Council, as Estates Manager. At Harrogate Karen managed a diverse portfolio and led on a number of economic development initiatives and the capital disposals programme.

Chris joined the University in December 2010 as Land and Property Manager, before becoming the Head of Property and Business Services in July 2015. Prior to joining the University Chris had spent 10 years working in private practice as an Associate Director specialising in professional surveying work including valuations, development financing and landlord and tenant matters. Since joining the University Chris has led on the asset management of the University portfolio. This has seen the University moving towards an owner-occupied portfolio and the increase of rental income from its property assets. The impact of targeted disposals and investment in the University portfolio had also seen its A/B condition increase by over 25% over the ten year period which is a key driver in the Estates Strategy.


Session C4 - Helen Wallace, Charlotte Lewis and Scott Lloyd

Helen has been working as an architect, urban designer, community builder, workplace consultant, briefing specialist and change manager for over 20 years now although she can’t quite believe it! She has been grappling the thorny issue of shared working environments across government, the commercial sector and more recently with Universities since 2006. Despite a recent break to attempt the significantly more challenging role of motherhood, she has been Head of Strategic Space at the University of Exeter since 2012 and been working with AUDE to develop their approach to Space Management for a number of years. During the first year of the pandemic, Helen acted as Project Manager for University “Restart” and chaired a series of popular national sessions for AUDE on the constantly changing considerations around space. Designing spaces to support the evolving pedagogical and technological changes in learning environments has been a key theme over recent years through continuous dialogue with the academic community.

Scott has been the head of Space Management and Timetabling at Warwick University for over six years. He is secretary to the senior committee for space and capital development planning. He also chairs the Teaching and Learning Spaces Development Group which holds the budget for investment in teaching rooms.
Scotts strengths are strategic planning, supported by forecasting, and strong analytical skills. Prior to coming to Warwick, Scott was at the RSPCA for 11 years where he supported their business planning processes and leading several strategic change programmes.

Following an early career in manufacturing Charlotte started in Higher Education lecturing in business, before moving into a space management and estate strategy role. She has moved around the sector, working in a variety of institutions, particularly enjoying working to understand institutional priorities and aligning estates developments to best support University Strategy. For the last four years she has been at Warwick.
Charlotte had developed a number of methodologies to support intelligent organisational decision-making. She loves to design and facilitate workshops to crack complex problems collaboratively. She was recently selected as co-chair of the AUDE Space Management Special Interest Group.


Plenary 4 - Penny Briscoe 

Penny Briscoe has over 30 years' experience in elite sport as an athlete, coach, manager and director. As Director of Sport at the British Paralympic Association (BPA), she is responsible for ParalympicsGB’s preparation strategy in the lead up to the Paralympics Games, and works tirelessly towards engaging and collaborating with the parasport landscape, to drive and deliver her 'Best Prepared’ strategy – and create an incredibly successful Great Britain Paralympic team. Paris 2024 will be Penny’s eleventh Paralympic Games, and fifth as Chef de Mission.


Session D1 - Nicola Boruch, Sam Bailey, Julian Gitsham and Dr Emmanuel Aboagye-Nimo

Nicola Boruch has over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, particularly within the Higher Education sector delivering projects through all aspects of project management. Before joining Fulkers Bailey Russell, Nicola was Deputy Head of Projects at Sussex Estates Facilities for the University for Sussex, heading up the Capital Programme and leading on the strategic development of the campus.


Session D2 - Simon Burgess

Simon joined Siemens in 2014 and has extensive experience in the energy industry both in the public and private sector. In his current role he helps large organisations to transition their estates and operations to net zero. Prior to this he led a team of engineers within Siemens consulting business, delivering a range of complex projects on behalf of clients including the UK government and EU.


Session D3 - James Tiernan

James Tiernan has led the Energy and Environment Team at Unite since 2012, and in 2019 received the EDIE Energy Management Leader of the Year award. Building on a 25% reduction in electricity use since 2014, and a 39% reduction in absolute scope 1 + 2 carbon emissions, Unite recently set ambitious new sustainability targets including net zero carbon operations and developments. Before joining Unite James worked as an energy and sustainability consultant in the construction and real estate sectors, following 7 years as a commissioned officer in the Royal Engineers. He is a qualified Mountain Leader and was once electrocuted by a previously undiscovered species of electric fish on expedition down the Blue Nile in Ethiopia. When not in Lockdown, James enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters in the great outdoors.

Monday

Introduction to Conference - Simon Fanshawe

SIMON FANSHAWE OBE is a diversity consultant, broadcaster and author. He is the co-founder of Diversity by Design which supports organisations to truly diversify their senior people. His latest book “The Power of Difference – where the complexities of diversity and inclusion meet practical solutions” will be published on December 3rd 2021 (in the UK and 28th Dec in the US) by Kogan Page.
Diversity by Design is currently running a significant trial of Recruiting for Difference (RfD) – the process we have developed to design out the bias in hiring and promotion. Clients include: 12 NHS Trusts over the last year, Sheffield, Cardiff, Exeter, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Universities; Amey, the Civil Service, Chubb, College of Policing, Co-op Food, Costa, Coventry Council, East Sussex Fire & Rescue, GCHQ, Leeds Building Society, NSPCC, Skipton Building Society, The Army, Thomson Reuters, Toyota.
He is currently on the Board of Powerful Women and is Chairman of Hexagon Housing Association. He was Chairman of Sussex University 2007-13, a non-exec director of Housing & Care 21, a Governor of the Museum of London and on the Board of Brighton Dome & Festival. He was a co-founder of Stonewall and of the Kaleidoscope Trust.
He was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to Higher Education and made an Honorary Doctor of the University of Sussex for services to diversity and human rights.


Welcome from University of Birmingham - Trevor Payne and Adam Tickell

Trevor leads a team that manage over half a Million M2 of floor space in a complex portfolio of over 200+ buildings, and over 700 acres of award winning campus grounds and sports fields that support 40,000 students and 8,000 staff.
Trevor has just delivered a £1BN capital programme to 2021 and is halfway through the delivery of a ten-year estates strategy that will see a further £500M invested in developments to 2026 in addition to NetZero Carbon investments.
Trevor is driving forward the UoB Intelligent Campus initiative and is also leading a flagship, strategic partnership with Siemens set to manage the routemap to Net Zero Carbon and to transform the Edgbaston & Dubai campus into a Smart Campus and Living Lab.
He also leads an estates project team working on the delivery of a new 4,500 student Dubai university campus that opened in Dubai in Early 2022.

Adam took up the post in January 2022 after five years as Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sussex. Prior to this he served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Transfer), and then Provost, at Birmingham and has also worked in leadership roles at the University of Bristol and Royal Holloway, University of London.
Adam trained as an economic geographer at the University of Manchester, and, amongst other things, his research explored the political economy and regulation of finance, English regionalism, and the economic ‘common sense’.
He is currently leading a review which will reduce the burden of bureaucracy across the research system on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and is on the Board of Universities UK and the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA). He has also served on a wide range of public bodies and charity boards.
Adam is rarely happier than clambering through bogs or up hills and mountains, irrespective of the weather.


Plenary 1 - Penny Haslam

Penny Haslam is a ‘bit famous’ – as a former business presenter on BBC Breakfast, the News Channel and Radio 5 Live. She is also a popular event host and can often be found interviewing the biggest names in business from around the world.
She has also presented Panorama, reported for The One Show – and prior to that could be heard on BBC Radio 4’s personal finance show Money Box as a reporter and senior producer.
In 2013, she was asked to become a celebrity brand ambassador for Weight Watchers, so kissed goodbye to broadcasting and set up as a motivational business speaker.
As you would expect from someone of this pedigree, Penny’s content is compelling, up to date and completely relevant to her audiences.
She speaks to leaders, employees and businesses so they can stand out and get noticed. Penny also talks about building confidence – for individuals, teams and organisations. And she does this in a very funny and relatable way.
Her book is called Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous – How to power up your profile and get known for what you do.
Penny has spoken for a wide range of businesses and organisations, including: Adobe, American Express, Barclays, Co-op, Deloitte, EY, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, National Farmers’ Union, National Housing Federation, PwC, Silicon Valley Bank and StarStone Insurance.
As an event host, chair of a panel discussion or interviewer, Penny delivers lively, thought provoking and challenging content.


Plenary 2 - Faye Bowser and Trevor Payne

Faye Bowser BEng (Hons), Ceng is the Head of the Energy Performance Services team for Siemens plc. Faye has 16 years’ experience of working in the global energy market and is very passionate in helping customers transition towards a clean energy future. Faye is also involved with a range of industry bodies; she is on the Board of  Heat Customer Protection Ltd (EIC), a Chartered Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and works closely with various organizational research projects.

Trevor leads a team that manage over half a Million M2 of floor space in a complex portfolio of over 200+ buildings, and over 700 acres of award winning campus grounds and sports fields that support 40,000 students and 8,000 staff.
Trevor has just delivered a £1BN capital programme to 2021 and is halfway through the delivery of a ten-year estates strategy that will see a further £500M invested in developments to 2026 in addition to NetZero Carbon investments.
Trevor is driving forward the UoB Intelligent Campus initiative and is also leading a flagship, strategic partnership with Siemens set to manage the routemap to Net Zero Carbon and to transform the Edgbaston & Dubai campus into a Smart Campus and Living Lab.
He also leads an estates project team working on the delivery of a new 4,500 student Dubai university campus that opened in Dubai in Early 2022.


Plenary 3 - Roger Martin-Fagg

Roger began his career as an Economist with the New Zealand Treasury in 1972, then as Economist to the Air Transport and Travel Industry Industrial Training Board. In 1975 he was asked to design and run a postgraduate programme in Airline Management for British Airways which ran very successfully for 12 years at Thames Valley University.
In 1987 he joined Henley Management College to design, deliver and teach bespoke stra-tegic management programmes. This he did for 21 years covering all sectors with mostly Footsie 100 companies.
For the past 12 years, Roger has worked as an Independent Behavioural Economist. He is visiting faculty at Warwick, Ashridge, Henley and Duke Business Schools.
He has been External Examiner at The University of Bath, and visiting faculty at the Bank of England and the Institute of Marketing.
He specialises in making economics accessible for non-economists and helping boards think through their Strategy. He leads workshops, seminars, and delivers keynote sessions. He has worked in the USA, Middle East, Russia and SE Asia.
He has a reputation for making the complex simple, producing accurate forecasts, and is one of a few Economists with a keen sense of humour.
In his spare time he is a Veteran Oarsman at Marlow Rowing Club and plays keyboards in a Rock Band.


Tuesday

Plenary 4 - Helen Groves, Terry Stocks and Clive Anderson

Helen is an Architect with over 25 years’ experience in the Education sector, the last seven with Atkins, and she leads the Atkins education team nationally. She is passionate about the importance of well-designed education buildings and works with clients from pre-concept data & briefing to post delivery, to create exciting and engaging learning spaces.
Helen is an RIBA Schools ambassador, as well as a reviewer at the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment at UWE, as well as being an active member of HEDQF. Helen works closely with the Research & Innovation team at Atkins, spearheading the use of the Human Centred Design toolkit in both HE and Schools. Helen has supported Universities in post COVID planning including the development of a bespoke digital solution and is currently working with her teams to drive thought leadership on future teaching and learning spaces as well as the journey to Net Zero.

Terry is a Chartered Structural and Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. He is a Director with Faithful+Gould and is the UK Head of Public Sector and Director for BIM, having previously led the Education sector. Terry has worked in both the public and private sector managing large organisations and delivering projects across wide social and economic infrastructure asset class types – schools, universities, prisons, courts, administrative estates, airports etc.
Terry has been with F+G for six years. He was previously the Estates Director for the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), and also led the UK Governments first BIM projects. He is currently the Cambridge Universities (centre for digital built Britain) Information Management consultant, with a focus on UK BIM implementation and represents Government on the Home Nations BIM / Digital Working Group. Terry has also been a previous chair of UK Governments BIM Working Group and their Modern Methods of Contracting Procurement Review Group, developing and implementing collaborative procurement models across UK Government departments.

Clive was appointed GPA Capital Projects Director in December 2021. As Director of Capital Projects, Clive is accountable for the delivery of the Government Hubs Programme, Whitehall Campus and a variety of client-funded projects associated with Places for Growth and Levelling Up. Clive leads GPA and delivery partners on a range of capital projects across the UK intended to transform the civil service and to provide a smaller, better and greener public estate. All these programmes are supported by GPA colleagues responsible for design, technical standards and assurance, including sustainability, Net Zero and cost benchmarking.


Session A1 - Brett Plant, Nicola Duffy, Wayne Jones

Currently working at University of Warwick as the Systems and Digital Information Manager. I’ve worked within HE sector for 12 years, working at the University of Worcester and Coventry University before my current post.
My current post has a clear focus on digitising estates information, implementing strategic oversight of key systems and applications, understanding how to improve our data and processes to support the Estates team and make information accessible at all levels. Experienced in managing and delivering systems which are key to Estates teams across HE, including CAFM/IWMS, CDE, BMS and BIM.
Skilled in Facility Management, People Management, Administration, and Project Management. Achieved a Distinction in NEBOSH General Certificate. Operational management professional with a Bachelor's Degree focused in Business Management and Information Technology.
A graduate of the AUDE 21st Century Leadership Programme as well as attending the AUDE Summer School in 2021, as a member of the winning team for the group project.

I’ve worked in the HE sector for 15 years, currently working at Lancaster University as Head of Business Services Support in Facilities. My experience in the sector includes Risk and Performance Management, Facilities Strategic Planning, Property Management, Space Planning, Marketing and Communications, Facilities Systems, Design, Print & Photography and continuous improvement projects. Before joining Lancaster, I worked at UCLan for 12 years and prior to that employed in the Civil Service for 21 years. Excited to be involved in developing a new Estate Strategy and Spatial Plan at Lancaster and being part of the Re-Imagining Working Practices change process. Proud to have attended the AUDE Summer School Programme and delighted to be a member of the winning team.

I’ve worked in the HE sector for just over 11 years, currently working at Bangor University as Head of Estates Management. Before joining Bangor, I worked in a variety of different industries, including a high-volume manufacturing company, heavy industry and an MoD establishment. My background ranges from engineering and maintenance management, project and contractor management, continuous improvement and lean manufacturing, H&S and quality management systems.
I thoroughly enjoyed the AUDE Summer School Programme and I’m very proud to be part of the winning team.


Session A2 - Joe Manyaka and Glenn Mowbray

Dr Joe Manyaka is the Senior Director: Facilities Management at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa). He is responsible for the institutions four campuses infrastructure. He started the role of Senior Director in October 2014. He is the Immediate Past President of Higher Education Facilities Management Facilities Association (HEFMA). 

Glenn Mowbray is the current President of TEFMA and Deputy Director, Major University Initiatives at the University of Canberra, having worked in the Higher Education sector for the last 9 years, and previously in major shopping centres, retail and commercial environments since early 2000s. Glenn has worked within the Facilities and Commercial divisions throughout these engagements, with primary focus areas covering Leadership, Operational and Project Management, Security & Transport, Commercial, Enterprise and Risk Management.
Glenn is passionate about driving best practice into and through his teams, focussing on people as the key driver for successful, efficient and sustainable delivery of strategic objectives across all endeavours. He believes strongly that engaged and collaborative networks are the key to future success and looks forward to building stronger networks across sectors, industries and countries to share with, and learn from the experiences of others.


Session A3 - James Riley, Seán Woulfe and Paul Morris

James is the founder and MD of Effect, a full-service digital agency. They help clients succeed in a digital first world, crafting exceptional user-experiences and engaging digital campaigns that innovate and drive results.
Whilst they have some significant sector knowledge their experience is so broad; they are able to apply their skills effectively to most challenges. They work with some amazing clients including many well-known brands and institutions. A team of about 20 with offices in Leicester and Leeds and ambitions to grow.
James' personal contribution includes strategic thinking and consultancy for their clients as well as managing Effect on a day-to-day basis and planning the longer-term direction of the agency.

A registered architect, Sean was in professional practice from 1989 – 2008 when he joined the Higher Education Sector and Kingston University where he is currently Director of Estates and Sustainability.
He leads all aspects of estate, property and department management and is responsible for the long term plan for the estate and the associated implementation plan programme of work while ensuring that the estate is legislatively compliant and continues to serve the changing needs of the University efficiently and effectively. He is responsible for leading on all aspects of operational sustainability
Sean led the RIBA design competition appointment of the 2021 Stirling Prize winning Grafton Architects design team for Kingston University's new £60m Town House. The outstanding £30m refurbishment of the Kingston School of Art’s Mill Street Building won the BREEAM award for the best Public Sector Project in 2021. These awards are testament to the seriousness with which the sustainability agenda is taken in Estates at Kingstion University. The development and adoption of the wider University Sustainability Strategy in 2021 underscores the University’s commitment to carbon reduction across all aspects of its activities.
Estates is leading on an agile working pilot project at the University. This project is looking to significantly reduce the environmental impact of work on the Estate.
With a lifelong passion for good design, Sean is on the Executive Board of the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE), representing the editorial group for the annual EMR Report. He is a trustee of the Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF), of which Kingston University is a founder member and he is a member of the Green Register of Construction Professionals.

Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Certified Member of the Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management, Member of the Energy Institute and an Incorporated Engineer. Paul has worked in 3 Universities over the past 16 years and during that time has been involved in the EMR Report and Statistics for 15 of those years.
Paul leads the Capital Development and Estate Operations Teams at Lancaster University, delivering significant capital investment in recent years and overseeing a wide range of complex projects. He has a passion to drive efficiency and effectiveness through asset management, partnership delivery, master-planning and property based solutions with an ever increasing sustainability focus.


Session B1 - Miles Delap, Phil Armitage, David Patterson, Donncha O Shea, George Georgiou and Ziona Strelitz

Miles Delap leads one of the project management teams in G&T’s London Office and coordinates G&T’s work for universities. Miles’ long interest in university buildings has included projects such as the Blavatnik School of Government, King’s College London’s Strand Campus, Brighton’s Advanced Engineering Building and Queen Mary’s Blizard (lab) building. Miles seeks to match client aspirations to the best the market can provide, seeing first that the brief is appropriate, and then that the team provides a first class solution that will be an asset for the university client. Miles uses experience from other building typologies to see that university buildings reflect best practice and has been a contributor to AUDE and HEDQF initiatives. Miles is a Chartered Civil Engineer and joined G&T in 1999.

Phil is a senior partner at Max Fordham, and has 30 years’ experience of building services engineering design, working on a wide variety of projects that champion passive design, energy efficiency and architectural sensitivity. He gains immense personal satisfaction from collaborating to produce beautiful and functional buildings, many of which have been recognised by industry awards. He sees the creation of a zero carbon society as the essential task of this generation. Phil has tutored at the University of Cambridge, is a member of the Haringey and Havering Quality Review Panels and a committee member of the BCO.

David has over 20 years’ experience as an architect and leads Make’s education and research team. He has a rich portfolio of masterplans and built schemes in the higher education sector and has led a range of transformational projects for Make since joining the practice in 2005, including the design and delivery of six buildings and three masterplans for the University of Nottingham. David is an active member of the Higher Education Design Quality Forum research group (HEDQF), teaches at Central Saint Martins and is chair of RIBA London.

Donncha O’Shea is a Partner at Gustafson Porter + Bowman, leading several project teams with a holistic design philosophy that enhances the experience of a person moving through an external space. Donncha is particularly interested in sustainable landscape for the built environment, and this has informed his experience on complex projects involving historic and sensitive heritage elements both the UK and world-wide.

George is a chartered engineer, and board director at Elliott Wood. He leads structural and transport teams across a broad range of work types including university work most recently on The Quad at Kings College London Strand Campus. George has been with Elliott Wood for over 20 years during which time he has been part of the team embedding new digital strategies across the business and using this champion a low impact approach to the built environment.

Design Anthropologist and Chartered Town Planner, Ziona is a reputed researcher, strategist and adviser, specialising in user experience of work, education and mixed-use settings, including diverse university buildings and campuses. Founder Director of ZZA Responsive User Environments, she applies her insight and rich evidence on social, cultural, design and management perspectives to promote productive and enjoyable use of built spaces. Ziona has contributed to game-changing projects in multiple sectors. Highly experienced as an expert panellist, judge of building awards, presenter, lecturer, author, Ziona is also an active member of HEDQF.


Session B2 - Dave Irvin

After degrees in Architecture and Planning from the University of Nebraska and Oxford, Dave has been in Facilities Management for 40 years and headed Facilities at 5 different Universities. He currently serves as Associate Vice President of Facilities at Florida State University where he leads a team of over 900 maintaining 1000+ acres, over 20 Million Square Feet, a $60 Million Maintenance and Operating Budget and over $1 Billion in Capital and Renewal Construction. Dave also serves as National Chair for APPA. 


Session B3 - Simon Fanshawe

SIMON FANSHAWE OBE is a diversity consultant, broadcaster and author. He is the co-founder of Diversity by Design which supports organisations to truly diversify their senior people. His latest book “The Power of Difference – where the complexities of diversity and inclusion meet practical solutions” will be published on December 3rd 2021 (in the UK and 28th Dec in the US) by Kogan Page.
Diversity by Design is currently running a significant trial of Recruiting for Difference (RfD) – the process we have developed to design out the bias in hiring and promotion. Clients include: 12 NHS Trusts over the last year, Sheffield, Cardiff, Exeter, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Universities; Amey, the Civil Service, Chubb, College of Policing, Co-op Food, Costa, Coventry Council, East Sussex Fire & Rescue, GCHQ, Leeds Building Society, NSPCC, Skipton Building Society, The Army, Thomson Reuters, Toyota.
He is currently on the Board of Powerful Women and is Chairman of Hexagon Housing Association. He was Chairman of Sussex University 2007-13, a non-exec director of Housing & Care 21, a Governor of the Museum of London and on the Board of Brighton Dome & Festival. He was a co-founder of Stonewall and of the Kaleidoscope Trust.
He was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to Higher Education and made an Honorary Doctor of the University of Sussex for services to diversity and human rights.


Plenary 5 - Caspar Berry

After starting his working life as an actor in BBC drama Byker Grove alongside Ant and Dec, Caspar studied economics at Cambridge before making the momentous decision to move to Las Vegas and become a professional poker player. Now a veteran of over 2,000 speeches in 30 countries, Caspar uses this unique experiences to deliver challenging messages about risk-taking and decision-making to maximize returns in an increasingly uncertain world.


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