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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

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

Balfour Beatty
Derek Lennon

Derek Lennon, Design Manager, Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering Services

Clyde Gateway
Fiona Kell

Fiona Kell, Senior Manager - Inward Investment, Clyde Gateway

Clyde Gateway
Martin McKay

Martin McKay, Executive Director of Regeneration, Clyde Gateway

Urban Union
Neil McKay

Neil McKay, Managing Director, Urban Union

Hoare Lea
Erica Coombs-Prole

Erica Coombs-Prole, Head of HR, Hoare Lea

Contract Scotland
Emma Marriott

Emma Marriott, Managing Director, Contract Scotland

Contract Scotland
Colin Woodward

Colin Woodward, Chairman, Contract Scotland

Stirling Council
Alastair Brown

Alastair Brown, Director - Localities & Infrastructure, Stirling Council

Robertson Group
Katherine Mackintosh

Katherine Mackintosh, Managing Director, Robertson Regeneration Ltd

Supply Chain Sustainability School
Ian Heptonstall

Ian Heptonstall, Director, Supply Chain Sustainability School

Stornoway Port Authority
Brenda Jones

Brenda Jones, Development Manager, Stornoway Port Authority / National Chairman of the Association of Women in Property

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Stephen Good

Stephen Good, CEO, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Rohan Bush

Rohan Bush, Business Relationship Manager, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Hoare Lea
David Armstrong

David Armstrong, Partner, Hoare Lea

Ryder Architecture
Steven Ford

Steven Ford, Associate, Ryder Architecture

Austin-Smith:Lord LLP
Graham Ross

Graham Ross, Partner, Austin-Smith:Lord LLP

Jeroen Zuidgeest

Jeroen Zuidgeest, Partner, MVRDV

Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes, Architect, BDP

Christoph Ackermann

Christoph Ackermann, Architect Director, BDP

Integrated Facilities Solutions
George Harold

George Harold, Co-Founder, Integrated Facilities Solutions

University of Strathclyde
Cristina Gonzalez-Longo

Cristina Gonzalez-Longo, Director: MSc in Architectural Design for the Conservation of Built Heritage, University of Strathclyde

Brown + Brown Architects
Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown, Director, Brown + Brown Architects

Inch Architecture
Alisdair Clements

Alisdair Clements, Director, Inch Architecture

Oberlanders Architects LLP
Philip Macdonald

Philip Macdonald, Managing Partner, Oberlanders Architects LLP

Calum Duncan Architects
Calum Duncan

Calum Duncan, Director, Calum Duncan Architects

Austin-Smith:Lord LLP
David Millar

David Millar, Director and Head of Conservation, Austin-Smith:Lord LLP

Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd
Thomas Gibbs

Thomas Gibbs, Sustainability Manager for Scotland, Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd

Federation of Master Builders Scotland
Gordon Nelson

Gordon Nelson, Director, Federation of Master Builders Scotland

Architecture and Design Scotland
Laura Hainey

Laura Hainey, Senior Design Officer, Architecture and Design Scotland

Kirsty Maguire Architect Ltd
Kirsty Maguire

Kirsty Maguire, Director, Kirsty Maguire Architect Ltd

Arup Facade Engineering
Graeme DeBrincat

Graeme DeBrincat, Senior Engineer, Arup Facade Engineering

Colin Potter

Colin Potter, Director, Architeco

Andy Dean

Andy Dean, Managing Director, BS2B

Perceptive Communicators
Lesley Ferguson

Lesley Ferguson, Communications Director, Perceptive Communicators

Perceptive Communicators
Candace Watermeyer

Candace Watermeyer, PR and Social Media Manager, Perceptive Communicators

Mariana Trusson

Mariana Trusson, Associate Director, Cundall

JB Management Scotland
Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell, Learning & Skills Executive, JB Management Scotland

Morgan Sindall
Nicola Gooch

Nicola Gooch, Community Benefits Advisor, Morgan Sindall

Institution of Civil Engineers
Kelly Forbes

Kelly Forbes, Policy Manager, Institution of Civil Engineers

Ian Hughes

Ian Hughes, Strategic Manager, CITB

John Keenan

John Keenan, Partnerships Manager, CITB

7N Architects
Peter McLaughlin

Peter McLaughlin, Associate Director, 7N Architects

Gavin Kerr

Gavin Kerr, Associate, Arup

Chris Conroy

Chris Conroy, BIM Manager, Arcadis

Paul Bekkers

Paul Bekkers, Business Improvement Consultant, Arcadis

Glasgow City Heritage Trust
Michael Goodger

Michael Goodger, Traditional Skills Officer, Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust
Gemma Wild

Gemma Wild, Heritage Outreach Officer, Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Petra Biberbach

Petra Biberbach, Chief Executive, PAS

Stirling Council
John MacMillan

John MacMillan, Housing Service Manager, Stirling Council

Supplier Development Programme
Gillian Cameron

Gillian Cameron, Programme Manager, Supplier Development Programme

Scottish Canals
Helena Huws

Helena Huws, Design and Development Manager, Scottish Canals

Natural Cement
Phil Richardson

Phil Richardson, Director, Natural Cement