South East Construction Expo Speakers 2021 

Studio One - Speaker Sessions 

Richard Maybury  Chairman and host of South East Construction Expo 
Managing Consultant, Attitude Solutions
Chairman, The Institute of Directors (IoD) Surrey


Too good to waste – find a new way of doing things


Duncan Baker Brown 
Co-Founder, BBM Sustainable Design Ltd
Senior Lecturer, University of Brighton

Duncan is a practicing architect, academic and environmental activist. Author of ‘The Re-Use Atlas - a designer’s guide towards a circular economy’, he has practised, researched, and taught around issues of sustainable development and closed-looped systems for more than 25 years.



Dr David Greenfield
Chartered Waste Manager, Fellow of the CIWM, Fellow of the RSA, Associate Member of the ICE and Chartered Environmentalist with over 15 years of leadership experience in public and private sector roles focused on strategy, planning and delivering efficiencies in the environmental space.

Cathy Myatt
Head of Environmental Policy and Improvement, Willmott Dixon

Cathy leads on the monitoring and improvement of environmental performance to embed improvements within the construction processes. Focussing on carbon and waste and with increasing involvement in water and biodiversity performance.

Cathy Myatt Willmott Dixon


The importance of sustainability in planning

Jonathan Buckwell
Director, DHA Planning

Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) with over 20 years experience.
Jonathan works with a wide range of developers, business owners and individuals to advise on the development potential of land and to secure planning permission, as well as acting for local authorities on planning policy matters and public inquiries.



Heidi Copland
Partner & Group Head Planning, DMH Stallard LLP

Heidi heads up the firm’s planning and environment group which is made up of both planners and solicitors. The team is highly regarded and has an enviable track record of success in delivering complex major development and regeneration projects both for public and private sector clients.



Richard Hawkes
Director, Hawkes Architecture Ltd

RIBA chartered architect specialising in the design of "paragraph 79" houses of exceptional quality in the countryside. Passive House resident, EV owner, Grand Designs veteran. ‘I enjoy speaking about our experiences designing and building some of the most advanced low energy homes in the country.’


Experts view on the economy and the outlook for Construction

Florence Hubert
Deputy Agent, Central Southern England

An expert view on the prospects for construction.  Florence represents the Bank of England in Central Southern England explaining the Bank’s policy decisions.  



Neil Edwards
Chief Executive, Builders Conference

30 years in pre-construction and estimating within the construction sector for SME’s both in the UK and International.
Chief Executive of Builders’ Conference a champion to deliver pure and factual information and data to the construction industry in the new digital era.


What the construction industry has to gain by adopting new digital technology

Malcolm Clarke
Managing Director, Baxall Construction

Baxall have an established reputation for innovation in construction.  Previously Chairman of the NFB including Government level representation.  Malcolm introduced both a safety and BIM culture throughout Baxall as well as best practice and sustainable solutions.



Katie King 
Author, Keynote Speaker and Marketing Consultant (specialising in digital and AI)

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools are increasingly being used across the construction sector automating tasks for improved productivity and sales. Katie specialises in business transformation . She has advised many of the world's leading brands and business leaders, including Richard Branson, o2, Orange, Accenture, Arsenal Football Club and Harrods.

Leading the new different

What is the new different and what does it mean to the housing and construction sectors?

Hear from our Local Enterprise Partnership's (LEP's) on how they responded to the C19 emergency and how they are working to help plot a route to future prosperity through economic recovery and renewal. Responding to the challenges and exploiting the opportunities post C19.

Adam Bryan
Chief Executive Officer, South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP)


Brian Horton
Founding Director, Horton Strategic



Jonathan Sharrock
Chief Executive, Coast to Capital



Chaired by Richard Maybury
Managing Consultant, Attitude Solutions
Chairman, The Institute of Directors (IoD) Surrey


Tim Hague
Director of Property and Infrastructure, Shoreham Port


Ian Roadnight
Procurement Partner (Housing, Property & FM) 


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