I am the Global Practice Leader for Cities at Mott MacDonald. I am passionate about using cross disciplinary synergy and integrated systems thinking to enable more people to be accommodated in urban areas for less cost, consuming less energy, materials and water, emitting less CO2, and cutting waste, while achieving an enhanced quality of life.
I bring a practical understanding of sustainable development drivers and processes at both macro and micro level, gained through nearly 30 years as a low energy engineer in the built environment.
Combining this with engagement at policy level I am able to bring insight into the technical, political, financial and behavioural aspects of sustainable development, particularly in the areas of energy efficiency and thermal masterplanning in the built environment.
My role is often to lead stakeholders through a process of objective setting and risk assessment, where my ability to apply clarity and sensitivity in the fast moving cities area allows decisions to be taken in an informed manner despite a lack of precedent or future certainty. In particular, working for both private sector developers and city municipalities has given me a valuable understanding of how to align objectives and optimise outcomes.