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Nominations from the Board

The CIBSE Board is required to nominate candidates for all vacancies for Officers and Board Members.  The Board nominations for vacancies arising in May 2017 are as follows.

President Elect

Stephen Lisk FCIBSE FSLL

Vice Presidents 

Paddy Conaghan CEng FCIBSE
Kevin Kelly CEng FCIBSE FSLL

Honorary Treasurer

Stuart MacPherson CEng FCIBSE

Members of the Board (Four to be elected)

Ashley Bateson CEng FCIBSE
Adrian Catchpole CEng FCIBSE
Susan Hone-Brookes CEng FCIBSE
Kevin Mitchell CEng MCIBSE

President Elect

Stephen Lisk, FCIBSE FSLL - Vice President

Stephen has more than 25 years lighting industry experience both in New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, working with a number of high profile lighting manufacturers before founding his own lighting design and supply company, One Eighty Light in 2009.

Stephen joined the Board as an elected member in 2009. He was elected for a further term as a Trustee between 2011 and 2014. Stephen is Chair of the Building Performance Group, and was elected Vice President of the Institution in 2015.
He has served as Chair of the Society of Light and Lighting’s Marketing and Communications Committee, and is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of Light and Lighting.

Vice Presidents

Paddy Conaghan BSc (Hons) CEng MEI FCIBSE FConsE

Paddy graduated as a building environmental engineer from Bath University in 1973 and has worked since in two firms of consulting engineers on projects in UK, and the Middle & Far East.
He was a senior partner of Hoare Lea for nearly 20 years – a period of major organic growth and increasing peer recognition.  Always a practicing engineer, with significant projects for clients like BP, British Museum, BAA, Excel and Marks & Spencer, he also headed the firm’s London Office and its R & D, virtual engineering & sustainability missions.
He passed on ownership in the partnership in 2010 to trusted successors. He now follows wider interests in the built environment and construction industry agendas while remaining a consultant with Hoare Lea.
 A strong advocate of integrated teamwork and of forging closer ties between research and practice, he was a co-professional member the RIBA Visiting Board 2007–2012 and of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework panel for the built environment.
Paddy is currently a Vice President of CIBSE, a member of CIBSE Services Board and former Chair of the CIBSE BIM Group. Through his involvement with the Edge think tank, he is a champion of two important cross-institutional collaborations in which CIBSE plays a central role.
He is also a visiting fellow at LSBU and an advisor to other universities, an occasional conference speaker and industry commentator.
Professor Lynne Jack BEng (Hons) PhD CEng FCIBSE MIET FSoPHE FHEA

Professor Lynne Jack is Director of Heriot-Watt University’s Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design and is Senior Head of Institute within the School of Energy, Geosciences, Infrastructure and Society. She is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institution of Buildings Services Engineers and a Fellow of the UK Society of Public Health Engineers.

Following completion of her undergraduate degree in 1990, Lynne worked as a thermal engineer, and subsequently, a consultant energy engineer before returning to academia in 1993 as a Research Associate. She has been an active researcher since then, securing her PhD in 1997, and taking up her first full-time academic teaching post in 1999.
Lynne’s main areas of research lie in the modelling of air pressure transient propagation in building drainage ventilation systems, in the simulation of rainwater drainage systems for the purposes of performance assessment, and in the assessment of design implications following the integration of low-water use appliances. In particular, Lynne’s research focuses on modelling the flow characteristics in vertical drainage stacks that influence system pressure changes; on the response and performance of building roof drainage systems (conventional and siphonic) when subject to the effects of climate change; and on the impact on network design procedures of the integration of water efficiency measures.
In 2015, Lynne was nominated to, and took up, the role of Chair of the Scientific Committee of the CIB (Conseil International du Batiment) W62 Working Group; an international research organisation addressing Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings. In addition, she has recently been appointed to the World Plumbing Council Education and Training Committee; a committee charged with dissemination of relevant research findings.

Lynne is a CIBSE Board member, Chair of CIBSE’s Accreditation panel and is also a member of the CIBSE Education, Training and Membership Committee, the CIBSE Scotland Committee, and the Ken Dale Bursary Panel. She also co-founded the Scottish region of SoPHE (Society of Public Health Engineers) Scotland.

Dr Kevin Kelly CEng FlEl FCIBSE FSLL
Kevin Kelly is Head of the School of Multi disciplinary Technologies in the College of Engineering and Built Environment at the Dublin lnstitute of Technology. He is a Past President of the Society of Light & Lighting (2013/14) and past Chair of CIBSE Ireland (2005/06), Editor of the SDAR Journal, on the Editorial Board of Lighting Research & Technology (LR&T) and supervises PhD research in Lighting, Masters research in Energy Management and lectures in Electrical Services Engineering. 
He has doctorate in Education from University of Sheffield, an MSc from Dublin City University and a first class honours degree in Building Services Engineering from Trinity College Dublin.  He began his career as an apprentice electrician in 1970. 
In his present position in DlT, he leads multidisciplinary interaction in the College of Engineering and Built Environment.  He was instrumental in developing and establishing Electrical Services Engineering programmes in DIT that were to become international leaders in innovative programmes recognising prior learning for craftspeople.  Over 1000 electricians have graduated with degrees since their inception over 15 years ago.
He has published research on lighting, electrical services engineering, evolving universities and increasing diversity in universities for mature Students.  He was awarded a CIBSE silver medal in 2015 for his services to CIBSE lreland.

Honorary Treasurer

Stuart MacPherson, BSc MSc MBA PhD CEng FCIBSE

Stuart is a Director of Irons Foulner Consulting Engineers, an intermediately sized design consultancy practice based in Edinburgh.   He developed from a practical background in controls engineering after graduating from Heriot-Watt University in 1983 with a degree in Physics.  He developed his interest in Building Services and combined duties as a lecturer in the Department of Building at Heriot-Watt with practical work in the field.  After completing an MBA he obtained a Doctorate at Heriot-Watt in 1994.   He retains an interest in research and higher education.  He is external Professor of Building Services Engineering at Heriot-Watt University and non-executive chair of the Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design.   He is also a member of the referee board of Building Services Engineering Research and Technology journal and for the international Construction Management and Economics Journal.
He became a Member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers in 1990 and has served on the Scottish Region Committee for fourteen years.   He has held the posts of Treasurer and Chairman of the Scottish Region during this time.   Currently he represents CIBSE’s interests on various Scottish Government working groups related to the Scottish Building Regulations and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.
Stuart was elected to the Board of CIBSE in 2009 and has served on the Finance Sub-Committee since election.   He became the Treasurer in 2013.  Working with his colleagues on the committee and with the executive staff he has gained a detailed understanding of the finances of the institution, all of this during very challenging economic conditions for the institution and for the whole industry.   Although an engineer first, Stuart has twenty years’ experience in business during which time his professional practice has grown to three times its original size and he has established a separate small holiday property portfolio and associated letting company.

Members of the Board

Ashley Bateson MSc, CEng, CEnv, FCIBSE, MEI

Since studying a BSc in Physics at Sussex University and then graduating with a Masters in Environmental Technology at Imperial College, I have been excited about designing sustainable buildings that are energy efficient with low environmental impact. I have over 25 years’ experience, working on a range of projects, from commercial, airport, leisure, educational and residential buildings to major mixed-use master planning projects. Current engagements involve post occupancy evaluation, soft landings delivery and advising on wellness in design. I’m keen for the industry to understand performance gap issues and for professionals to be focused on operational outcomes and building performance and not just designing projects for minimum compliance.

I am actively involved in a number of interdisciplinary industry groups and believe in the importance of broad stakeholder engagement in order to understand common challenges and opportunities. I am a member of the RIBA Sustainable Futures Group, BSRIA Soft Landings User Group, regularly speak at BCO events, and present to clients and architects on sustainable design. I recently completed a 5 year chairmanship of the Sustainability Group for the Association for Consulting and Engineering (ACE). I also participated in the UKGBC Health Homes task group, where I chaired the ‘guidance’ workstream and authored the chapter on procurement.

I have been chair of the CIBSE Homes for the Future Group since its inception and regularly facilitate seminars and debates on emerging issues affecting the industry, including smart technologies, overheating and mechanical ventilation performance. I am particularly pleased that we will soon be publishing CIBSE’s first good practice design guide that focuses on the residential sector. I have presented at several CIBSE Technical Symposia on subjects ranging from district heating to building regulations.

As a STEM Ambassador I’ve visited schools and colleges to promote careers in science and engineering. I am also a trustee of Article 25, UK’s leading architectural and engineering charity that provides planning and design advice for schools and health care buildings in some of the poorest places in the world. On recent site visits I’ve been providing engineering advice on new buildings for communities in Nepal and Tanzania.

I’m a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist. In my role as Head of Sustainability at Hoare Lea I provide strategic design input on a range of projects and participate in our innovation group, with an aim to better inform and prepare our business for technological and other changes.

I live in South West London with my family and pleased to see that an interest in engineering is prospering in the next generation.
Adrian Catchpole MBA B.Eng (Hons) CENG FCIBSE

Adrian Catchpole joined the Engineering Consultancy firm Johns Slater and Haward of Ipswich as a Trainee Mechanical Engineer in 1985. In 1987, he was appointed an Assistant Building Services Engineer with Ipswich Borough Council where he remained for 15 years. 

In 1995, Adrian was appointed Building and Design Services Team Leader with responsibility for a multi-disciplinary team covering capital improvements to the Council’s Corporate Estate.
In 2001, Adrian re-joined Johns Slater and Haward as a Salaried Partner and following its incorporation in 2004 is now a Director/Shareholder.

Adrian is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of CIBSE. He is a member of CIBSE Council, has conducted Membership Interviews since 1998 and assists CIBSE Certification with Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) audits.
He served on the CIBSE East Anglia Regional Committee in various capacities including Secretary and Chairman from 1994 to 2004. He remains a passionate supporter of all the Regions.

Since 2009, Adrian has been Chairman of the CIBSE Professional Practices Committee which administers the Disciplinary Procedures of the Institution. He was also a member of the Governance Review Task Forces of 2005 and 2015.
Professionally, Adrian has served over thirty years in the industry and has experience on a wide range of projects from domestic heating and re-wiring contracts to £30M plus commercial developments.

In particular, Adrian is responsible for his Practices NHS and University Frameworks and for leading where appropriate on sustainability issues. He is also a keen promoter of collaborative working throughout Design and Construction Teams, in order to deliver more robust solutions across the industry.
Susan Hone-Brookes BEng(Hons) MSc CEng FCIBSE LCC
Susan is currently the Sustainability Engineering Leader working at Laing O’Rourke.  She is a chartered engineer and a fellow member of the Institution.  She has worked for more than 30 years within the built environment from hands on design and installation project roles, through to project management of complex high value building services projects.  Recently Susan has been focusing on establishing robust business approaches to whole life carbon emissions together with post occupancy energy consumption patterns.
Susan is qualified to master’s degree level in both Sustainability Building Energy Design and Building services.  She is a qualified BREEAM assessor, Accredited Professional (AP), Low Carbon Consultant (LCC), and a qualified ESOS auditor.
Susan has been a member of the Institution since her student days.  In 1986, at the age of 20, she was awarded the coveted Five Counties prize for academic performance.  She has continued to contribute to the Institution both at regional and national level.  She is currently part of the Knowledge Management Committee team and Resilient Cities Group.  Susan is delighted to be considered for a Board position and welcomes the opportunity to support and contribute to the future of CIBSE.
Susan is married and resides in the Midlands area with her two children
Kevin Mitchell CEng MCIBSE

Holding an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Masters in Energy Engineering, and an MBA, Kevin Mitchell is the Mott MacDonald Practice Leader for Building Services Engineering, leading the activities of the Practice throughout the UK and Europe.

Kevin started his career with Hoare Lea where, in addition to being involved with the design of building services systems in various sectors, he also spent four years in research and development working on the link between thermal comfort and wellbeing in the built environment and productivity, during which time he was heavily involved with the modelling and development of various displacement ventilation and chilled beam schemes.

Following his interest in projects that rely heavily on building services engineering and interdisciplinary design, Kevin joined AMEC Design and Management in 1998 and, for the next ten years, worked in multi-disciplinary teams in both the UK and in Canada on projects in various sectors including healthcare, scientific, commercial office, large scale retail, education, and transportation hubs.

Always keen to travel and experience different cultures, Kevin returned to the UK in 2016 following eight years in the Middle East where he was a Partner of Buro Happold Engineering with responsibility for the UAE business. Living and working in the UAE, Kevin gained experience of leading multidisciplinary teams responsible for the delivery of engineering services on large scale projects in extreme environments.

A passionate advocate of the development of innovative building services engineering solutions, Kevin has had an active involvement with CIBSE throughout his career, and has had a particularly close involvement with the CIBSE ASHRAE group, which he is a past Chairperson of, as well as being a past member of the CIBSE Guide B Steering Group.
Alongside work commitments, Kevin enjoys the practical aspects of DIY, watching rugby, and takes any available opportunity to spend time with his wife and two children either at home in Clifton, or exploring the Cornish coastline and countryside.