2017 Speakers

Eildon Housing Association
Nile Istephan

Nile Istephan, CEO, Eildon Housing Association

Glasgow City Council

Patrick Flynn, Head of Housing and Regeneration, Glasgow City Council

Kier Construction

Gordon Reid, Business Development Manager, Kier Construction

Gordon has nearly 40 years’ experience in the construction industry predominantly as a quantity surveyor and project manager. Over the last 6 years, he has worked for Kier Construction’s Scottish business in the role of Regional Business Development Manager. In this role, Gordon has helped more than double the size of the business in this time and helped to position Kier as a major player in the Scottish market. He has also been involved in various profile raising initiatives within Kier, as well as helping to develop their Community Benefits programme in conjunction with their social impact team.

Kier Construction

Amanda Wright, Social Impact Manager Scotland, Kier Construction

Amanda Wright MA(Hons) graduated in Social Policy from University of Edinburgh. She has worked in the construction industry for almost seven years, having previously worked in both the financial and third sector industries. She has successfully delivered community benefit and social value clauses both in Scotland and England. She is the manager of Kier Construction Scotland’s social impact team. She works closely with local authority’s social policy and procurement departments and organisations such as CITB and Skills Development Scotland to ensure that community benefits are tailored to the needs of local communities and that Kier projects in Scotland leave a lasting legacy.

Robertson Group
Jillian Nelson

Jillian Nelson, Head of Talent, Robertson Group

University of Glasgow

David Hall FCIOB MAPM, Head of Construction & Project Management, University of Glasgow

Hoare Lea
Paul Winning

Paul Winning, Director, Hoare Lea

David Philp

David Philp, Global BIM Director, AECOM

ECD Architects
Patrick King

Patrick King, Associate Director/Head of BIM Technologies, ECD Architects

Glasgow School of Art
Paul Chapman

Paul Chapman, Head of School of Simulation and Visualisation, Glasgow School of Art

Atmos Consulting
Jean Curran

Jean Curran, Managing Director, Atmos Consulting

Jean has over 20 years’ experience in environmental and economic development, spanning professional practice and the corporate arena. Experienced in environmental assessment, consenting and regulation including the provision of environmental advice in support of commercial transactions, Jean has undertaken environmental assessments across a vast range of sectors across the UK and in Europe.

She has worked with leading UK and international names on major mixed-use development schemes, master-plans and brownfield regeneration as well as significant rail and energy infrastructure.

Riverside Inverclyde
Andrew Bowman

Andrew Bowman, Head of Business and Investment Operations, Riverside Inverclyde


Scottish Futures Trust
Paul Dodd

Paul Dodd, Associate Director, Scottish Futures Trust

Energy Savings Trust
Ian Cuthbert

Ian Cuthbert, Programme Manager, Energy Saving Trust

Energy Savings Trust
Ken Brady

Ken Brady, Programme Manager, Energy Saving Trust

Rufus Logan

Rufus Logan, Director, BRE

John Gilbert Architects
Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan, Director, John Gilbert Architects

Jonathan Hines

Jonathan Hines, Director, Architype

Transport Scotland
Lawrence Shackman

Lawrence Shackman, Project Director - Queensferry Crossing, Transport Scotland