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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 and commercial presentations before entering architectural lighting. 

Peter Fordham,
​Electrical Design Manager, Sainsbury's

Peter Fordham MEng has 25 experience in lighting design, working for architectural lighting design practices in New York, London, Sydney and Hong Kong. He has worked on a number of award winning world-class exterior and interior projects. He holds a Master's degree in architectural engineering from Leeds University.

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
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.

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
Mitie

Guy Young offers lighting, mechanical, electrical and plumbing services to clients across the UK. His background is in lighting: previously he was lighting solutions director at Mitie and before that, he was the regional project sales manager at Aurora Lighting and UK and Ireland sales manager at major LED supplier Seoul Semiconductor.

Vasiliki Malakasi 
Director
Idea Design

Vasiliki Malakasi completed her degree from the Glasgow School of Art in 2004 and her Master’s in Light and Lighting at the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL in 2006. She worked as a senior lighting designer at Arup and GIA Equation before setting up Idea Design. She is a practicing architect in her native Greece.

Gordon Routledge
Co-founder
Efixx

Gordon Routledge is an acknowledged expert in LEDs. He started his career at ACDC Lighting before founding LumiDrives, which manufactured electronic control gear. He was co-founder, with Ray Molony, of Lux magazine and the LuxLive exhibition before setting up the electrician’s video channel, eFIXX.

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 Begehorn
Lighting Designer
Aecom

Dorit Begehorn 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 in the industry.

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. 

Kerem Asfuroglu​
​Principal
Dark Source

Kerem Asfuroglu graduated from Wismar Architectural Lighting Design MA in 2010 and worked for Speirs + Major as a senior designer for eight years. In 2019, he founded Dark Source, a practice driven with social and environmental values. He has won many awards, including one for his work on dark skies.

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. 

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
 Director of Light4
Cundall

Andrew Bissell BEng(Hons) CEng FSLL MCIBSE MILP leads Cundall's specialist lighting team Light4. He has a wealth of experience in all aspects of lighting design. He has 15 years' experience working as a lighting designer and was involved in the 2011 re-write of the CIBSE lighting guide, Lighting for learning.