Futures Summit – speaker profiles
Architect and Cleantech Research & Development
Master of Renewables and Director of the Carbon Free Group
Director of the Carbon Free Group, Strategy & Development Lead at EdenLAB
Chief Executive of Action for Rural Communities in Kent
Director of ‘Healthy New Town Programme’ at Ebbsfleet Garden City
Specialists in Lighting for Health and Wellbeing
Chartered Sustainability Professional
Public Interest Practitioner working in the non-profit housing sectors
Developer, architect and renewable material entrepreneur
number of roles to help deliver sustainable outcomes in the built environment.
Craig is currently leading work on a new model of prefabricated, community led
and financed housing to meet the housing crisis challenge using carbon-banking
renewable materials. A core focus of Craig’s work is how research-led innovation
delivers commercial impact and sustainable outcomes in practice. Craig has a
proven passion and pragmatism for delivering innovative, affordable and
sustainable design for a better built environment. A thorough understanding of the
triple bottom line of social, economic and environmental measures that must be
considered to effect change. Expertise in low carbon design that spans embodied
and operational emissions, prefabricated systems design and engineering as well as
the individual, community and societal behaviours that can drive change for a
better designed and more sustainable built environment.
Chairman of Dover District Council
Councillor Sue Chandler has been a District Councillor since 2006, representing Little Stour and Ashstone. The rural ward covers 6 Parishes (Ash, Wingham, Preston, Goodnestone & Chillenden and Stourmouth) on the Northern boundary of the district.
During her time as a Councillor, she has served on numerous committees and from 2011 to 2015 was the Deputy Leader of the Council, with the Cabinet Portfolio for Housing, Children’s Services & Safeguarding, Youth & Community Safety. Councillor Chandler is a member of both the South Kent Coast and Canterbury & Coastal Health and Wellbeing Boards, with a focus on children and young people, and chairs the Local Children’s’ Partnership Group. She is also a Board member for East Kent Housing.
In 2017 she was elected to represent Sandwich on Kent County Council where she now chairs the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
Councillor Chandler formerly served as Chairman of Governors of Ash Cartwright and Kelsey Primary School for a number of years.
Her early career was as a manager with a local farming company, following further education in agriculture.
Founder & Executive Director of Resonate Together Alloa
The social enterprise runs an annual Happiness Festival and has many Partnerships from Primary Schools to Public Sector to Organisations and house the Swarm Gallery, an Arts Materials Shop, Studios, Workshop, Pottery Studio, Textile Business, Giclee Printing Office and the ‘Snug’ where they also hold free meditation classes.
Angela is an experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the health wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Art Education, Murals, Event Management, and Art Direction. She has a strong entrepreneurship professional with a Hons Degree focused in Fine Art Sculpture from Chelsea School of Art, Wimbledon School of Art, UK & Ohio State University.
Head of Sustainable Design, Pollard Thomas Edwards
Tom has over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry in a range of roles; apprentice bricklayer, site manager, project architect and currently head of sustainable design at PTE. He is also a Director of the Good Homes Alliance. As an architect for the last 10 years in London, he has designed and delivered low carbon housing. He is a certified Passivhaus designer, BREEAM
Chartered Registered Architect and Director of Holos Form Architecture and Holos Care Developments
Recently, he has followed The Bay Trust’s Permaculture Course and the chance to build two passive houses in St Margaret’s at Cliffe (now complete) motivated Rod train and qualify as a Passive House Designer.
Prior to studying Architecture Rod trained and worked in construction site management, experience he is putting to use in the Design, Develop and Construction of this project.
Chartered Surveyor/RICS Registered Valuer