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David Atkinson
​Principal
​DALD

David Atkinson has won numerous international awards since forming practice more than 30 years ago. In 2011 he was named Lighting Designer of the Year. He studied at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art and worked in TV, immersive experiences and commercial presentations before entering architectural lighting. 

Peter Fordham,
​Electrical Design Manager, Sainsbury's

Peter Fordham started lighting for bands and shows in school and at Imperial College, where he graduated with a degree in electrical and electronic engineering.  After completing the LET Diploma in Light and Lighting, he became passionate about creating designs focused on the user.  He is responsible for lighting in Sainsbury’s, Argos and Habitat.  

Dan Lister
​Associate
​Arup

Dan Lister is a lighting designer with 20 years of experience with Arup.  leading the lighting team in Yorkshire With a broad range of experience with electrical and natural lighting design in all sectors across the UK and internationally; Dan has development a passion in the creative and technical aspects of lighting for urban environments.

Ruth Kelly Waskett
 Associate
​Hoare Lea

Ruth Kelly Waskett PhD CEng MCIBSE FSLL is a lighting consultant and president elect of the Society of Light & Lighting. She is also a visiting lecturer at the Bartlett School at UCL, with involvement in the MSc in Light & Lighting and MEng in Architectural Engineering. She led the revision of the SLL Daylighting design guide in 2014.

Chris Barnes
​Energy Manager
Consultant

Chris Barnes is a highly experienced engineering and energy specialist.  He was the maintenance and energy manager at London South Bank University, tasked with achieving the institution’s HEFCE carbon reduction target of 35 per cent. Before this, he managed the engineering department at London ExCeL.

Susan Lake​
​Principal
SLLD

Susan Lake attended both Napier University in Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art, gaining a Master’s degree in interior design. She was a senior lighting designer at Lighting Design Partnership International and Lighting Design International. She has worked on many award-winning hotel, spa, and corporate headquarters projects.

Guy Young
Group Sales Director

Eco Fix UK

Guy Young is group sales director at Eco Fix UK, which offers full fit-outs and refurbishments while supplying energy-efficient solutions. His background is in lighting: previously he was lighting solutions director at Mitie and before that, he was at Aurora Lighting and LED supplier Seoul Semiconductor.

Vasiliki Malakasi 
Director
Idea Design

Vasiliki Malakasi is an award winning lighting designer, architect and lighting enthusiast with over 15 years of experience on high profile projects. Following her MSc in Light and Lighting at UCL in 2006, she worked for Arup and later GIA Equation. In 2013, Vasiliki set up her own lighting design practice, Idea Design, based in London and Athens. 

Simon Panduro
Lighting designer
& interaction designer

Simon Panduro is an award-winning lighting designer and interaction designer. He holds an M.Sc in Lighting Design from Aalborg University Copenhagen and has run his own practice since 2017.  He has led a variety of interactive lighting projects focused on socially engagement. 

Aluwaine Manyonga
​Developer

Chigubhu lantern

Aluwaine Manyonga is an electrical engineering undergraduate at the University of Zimbabwe. He has worked at Emmanuel Consultancy engineers in Harare. Manyonga is the developer of the ingenious Chigubhu lantern,  described as Africa’s ‘education system game changer’.  He won the Society of Light and Lighting Young Lighter of the Year for 2020.
David Mooney
Associate
Atkins

David Mooney has worked in the lighting industry since 1983 as a consultant, electrical engineer and lighting designer. He was the lead designer on the CAA’s Air Traffic Control Centre at Swanwick, working with Zumtobel on the UK’s first digital control system. His career has included stints at BDP, Arup, RMJM and BDSP PB.

Dorit Bagehorn
Lighting Designer
Aecom

Dorit Bagehorn has been a lighting designer with Aecom since 2015. Having worked in building services , she has solely been focusing on specialist architectural lighting since 2010. She has worked on a variety of  prestigious international projects, including hotels and lobbies, residential, restaurants, landscape, retail and bridges.

Dave Tilley
Principal
Lightology

Dave Tilley provides lighting design, maintenance, energy management, specification and recycling consultancy to the retail and commercial sectors. Clients include John Lewis, Nando’s, The Body Shop, The Bank of England, L’Oréal and the Ministry of Defence. He's a regular speaker at lighting events. 

Nigel Harvey
​CEO
Recolight

Nigel Harvey joined Recolight, the lighting industry's compliance body for environmental regulations, in 2009. Since then, the organisation has recycled no fewer than a third of a billion waste lamps.  A passionate environmentalist, he was voted Lux Magazine’s first ever Person of the Year in 2012 for his work on sustainability.

Mike Collett
Principal
Exalta

Mike Collett is owner of the consultancy Exalta Business Growth and has spent the last 40 years involved in International business and lighting. He was the international sales director of exterior lighting manufacturer DZ LIcht and the owner and CEO of Wila Lighting and the Wila Group before setting up his consultancy.

Alma Cardzic 
Principal
ACLD

Alma Cardzic is an independent architectural lighting designer with 18 years experience of creating schemes for commercial, retail and public buildings. She was the head of lighting design at hurleypalmerflatt and before that she held the same role at Hilson Moran. She set up her own independent practice in 2012.

Ian Douglas-Smith

Development Consultant
Kelly Taylor & Associates

Ian Douglas-Smith BEng has worked in every stakeholder role within the lighting industry and is now a development consultant specialising in IOT based services. He has brought to market many technology firsts for some of Europe's largest end users, He continues to push the boundaries of what is possible. 

Michael Grubb
​Founder and MD
Michael Grubb Studio

Michael Grubb has worked with global brands such as Diageo, McLaren, Amazon and Lavazza to develop their unique ‘language of light’. He was appointed Learning Legacy Ambassador for Lighting for London 2012 Olympics. He has a personal commitment to sustainability which saw him co-found the Re:LIT initiative. He was named UK Lighting Designer of the Year in 2012

Mary Rushton-Beales
Principal 

​Lighting Design House

Mary Rushton-Beales has more than 30 years experience in lighting and has run her own independent design practice since 1995. Collaboration with design academic Steve Edge of Salvedge sustainable design means that applying biophilic design principles is now a key element of the healthy lit environments she creates.

Chris Wright
​Technical Director
Powercor

Chris Wright EngTech TMIET is an electrical engineer specialising in energy reduction in buildings using LED lighting, controls and other technologies. Before his current role, he was managing director at Powercor, the leading electrical engineering company, for over 23 years. CATEGORIES: Solar and Battery Systems, Circular Economy

Geraldine O'Farrell
​Chartered Building
​Services Engineer

Geraldine O’Farrell DipConHistEnv(RICS), FCIBSE FIET MSLL has over 45 years’ experience in design, the last 21 in heritage and conservation. She has prepared numerous technical guidance documents on lighting  and was involved in the formulation of the lighting strategy for London.

Dean Skira
​Founder
​Skira

Dean Skira is a multi-award winning architect, product and lighting designer. His iconic luminaires include the Trick for iGuzzini and the Polesano for Delta Light. He founded his first lighting design practice in New York in 1990. His current practice, Skira, is based in his native Pula, Croatia. 

Marcus Steffen
​Founder

​MS Lighting Design

Marcus Steffen is an award-winning designer and founder of MS Lighting Design practice based in London. Marcus lectures at the Inchbald School of Design in London, teaching classes on lighting design to interior designers and is also the author of the acclaimed book, ‘Residential Lighting Design’.

Andrew Bissell
Partner, Ridge and Partners and President, Society of Light and Lighting

Andrew Bissell has 25 years’ experience in  lighting design and engineering. His designs focus on people's experience in a space, their emotions and visual needs. He's the President of the SLL and has contributed to many of its lighting guides.

Energy 

Dr KT Tan
Chair of MCS Solar IEC Expert and Chief Technology Officer
Viridian Solar/MCS

A chartered engineer, Dr KT Tan is CTO at Viridian Solar, based in Cambridge with its innovative Clearline Fusion range. He’s passionate about developing technologies for the renewable sector. He specialises in solar with a particular interest in roof-integrated systems. He is a Fellow of the IET and deputy chair of the GEL/82 Standards Policy and Strategy Committee for PV Systems. CATEGORIES: Solar and Battery Systems

Geraldine O'Farrell
​Chartered Building
​​Services Engineer


Geraldine O’Farrell DipConHistEnv(RICS), FCIBSE FIET MSLL is a distinguished engineer with  over 45 years’ experience in design, the last 21 in the heritage and conservation buildings sector. She has prepared numerous technical guidance documents on lighting  and was involved in the formulation of the lighting strategy for London. CATEGORIES: Solar and Battery Systems, Circular Economy, Retrofit Product and Lighting

Luke Osborne
Energy and Emerging Technologies Solutions Advisor
Electrical Contractors Association

Luke Osborne is the Energy and Emerging Technologies Solutions Advisor for the ECA, the main trade association for companies involved in electrotechnical engineering projects in the UK. He specialises in renewable energy, electric vehicle charging  and infrastructure, energy efficiency and emerging energy trends for ECA members as well as advising on energy policy issues.
CATEGORIES: Electric Vehicle Charging, Solar and Battery Systems
Neil Salt
Founder
Evolvr

Neil Salt is a marketing and business development professional with 20 years experience in high-growth, emerging technology companies. He is now the founder of Evolvr, a marketing consultancy firm. He was a founding director of Aurora Lighting and Gooee, as well the chief marketing officer of EVRYTHNG. He is passionate about product ideation and marketing that sells.
CATEGORY: Smart Home

James Mickelburgh
Director
Jensen Hunt Design

James Mickelburgh works in the built environment in the structural engineering and development sectors. He’s passionate about good design, quality materials and achieving carbon neutral house design through collaboration with other organisations and companies. Design and quality is his main focus and he works with a number of companies within the built environment with the same focus. CATEGORY: Building Performance

Keiron Lloyd
Senior Operations and Maintenance Manager, Sero

Keiron Lloyd is Senior Operations and Maintenance Manager at Sero, which helps homeowners achieve net zero. He has 20 years experience in  the built environment specialising in some of the most exciting renewable initiatives, including  large scale PV projects and housing decarbonisation. CATEGORY: Building Performance

Aluwaine Manyonga
Energy Advisor

Aluwaine Manyonga is an electrical engineering undergraduate at the University of Zimbabwe. He has worked at Emmanuel Consultancy engineers in Harare. Manyonga is the developer of the ingenious Chigubhu lantern,  described as Africa’s ‘education system game changer’.  He won the Society of Light and Lighting Young Lighter of the Year for 2020.
CATEGORIES: 
Solar and Battery Systems, Circular Economy

Jim Rugg
Head
Replenishh

Jim Rugg is a renewables and smart energy expert with over 14 years of experience in technical, sales, marketing, project and product roles. Specialist fields include five years in EV charging and nine years in solar PV, solar thermal, heat pumps, biomass, battery storage and energy management technologies. He created the specialist EV charging distributor Replenishh in 2019. CATEGORIES: Electric Vehicle Charging
Jeremy Turner
​Founder
FAB Controls

Jeremy Turner is the founder of the systems integration business FAB Controls and a technology and controls expert with experience in the smart home and lighting markets. He’s also as authorised Google Cloud Cloud trainer, an IOT application developer, and an Alexa and Google Home SmartHomedeveloper. He has spoken at many conferences on the subject around the world. CATEGORY: Smart Home

Luke Whale
Technical Director
Staircraft

A civil engineer by training, Luke began in research before becoming technical director of Gang-Nail Systems. He ran consultancies TimberSolve and C4Ci before joining Staircraft Group. He co-founded DAISY AI Inc - a start-up aimed at developing AI applications. He is chaired of the BSI structural timber committee and co-author of the European timber design standard Eurocode 5. CATEGORY: Offsite Construction

Jake Maddocks
Director
HeatForce

Jake Maddocks joined his family’s business in 2019 following four years at the University of Southampton, gaining his Master’s in Civil Engineering. Jake has progressed from systems and operations manager to become a director of Heatforce and managing director of YTIC, its independent training centre, offering qualifications across electrical, heating, renewable, and H&S trades. CATEGORIES: Home Heating and Ventilation, Solar and Battery Systems
Jon Arntsen
Founder
Whisper Contols

Jon Arnsten has 30 years experience in the HVAC market with undimmed passion for product and the installers who use them. He has had a particular focus on valves and their application. From European Product standard committee work to trade association work on underfloor heating, Jon has worked to share this knowledge gained through exposure to installations. CATEGORIES: Home Heating and Ventilation

Theo Paradise-Hirst
Technical Director - Advanced Buildings and Infrastructure Group, London

Theo Paradise-Hirst is an engineer with a focus on MEPH design. Interests include building physics, energy strategies, net-carbon zero, HVAC, power, lighting, and security, data and comms.  He has served as a committee member of the SLL as a Fellow within CIBSE, contributing to  numerous guides and various IET technical publications. CATEGORY: Home Heating and Ventilation
Chris Barnes
​Energy Manager
LSBU


Chris Barnes is maintenance and energy manager at London South Bank University, tasked with achieving the institution’s HEFCE carbon reduction target of 35 per cent. Before this, he managed the engineering department at London ExCeL, which hosted the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. CATEGORIESBuilding PerformanceRetrofit Product

Richard Young
Head of Compliance & Property Safety Association
​POBL Group

Richard Young is a compliance and building safety expert with over 20 years in the construction industry. He is now Head of Compliance and Property Safety at the Pobl Group, Wales’s largest social landlord. He is responsible for the installation and aftercare of M&E equipment as well as for the innovative technology being introduced into customers homes. CATEGORY: Retrofit Projects
Chris Wright
Technical Director
Powercor

Chris Wright EngTech TMIET is an electrical engineer specialising in energy reduction in buildings using LED lighting, controls and other technologies. Before his current role, he was managing director at Powercor, the leading electrical engineering company, for over 23 years. He has extensive experience in the installation of complex renewable systems and technologies. CATEGORIES: Solar and Battery Systems, Circular Economy, Lighting

Claire Miller
Director of Technology and Innovation
Octopus Energy

Claire Miller is an innovator, engineer and advisor who helps businesses start, scale and transform. She was a founding member of the team at Octopus Electric Vehicles, led the delivery of the Powerloop vehicle to grid (V2G) service and architected the systems of the EV leasing business. She holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College. CATEGORIES: EV Charging, Solar and Battery Systems

Alex Avila
Head of Plan Zero Consulting
Mitie

Alex Avila has extensive consulting and advisory experience in the energy
transition, sustainability and transport decarbonisation sectors. He is a member of Mitie Plan Zero’s executive leadership team and was previously part of the leadership team of KPMG’s Energy and Future Mobility strategy practice. He has advised various companies  on their net zero journey, supporting them with decarbonisation strategies and transition plans. CATEGORY: Electric Vehicle Charging 
Ray Molony
Editor
eFIXX News Weekly

Ray Molony is a technology journalist and engineer and the editor of eFIXX's News Weeklies. He's also the editor of Circular Lighting Report, an initiative to inform the market of developments in sustainability in the lighting industry. He is a lighting specialist and  studied electrical and electronic engineering at Dublin City University.  He was chairman of the judging team of the Lighting Design Awards for many years. 
CATEGORIES: Electric Vehicle Charging, Solar and Battery Systems
Gordon Routledge
Co-founder
eFIXX

Gordon Routledge is the founder of the YouTube channel eFIXX, a specialist platform for electrical contractors which focuses on innovative and renewable technologies such as EV charger and solar and battery systems. He is an entrepreneur and innovator with a series of patents to his name in the field of electronics and LEDs. He was the founder of Lux magazine and  the LuxLive exhibitions.
CATEGORY: Smart Home