The Active Office in Swansea
Governance
  • KEITH CLARKE CBE – ABC CHAIRMAN

    KEITH CLARKE CBE – ABC CHAIRMAN

    With more than forty years’ experience, Keith has worked in all sectors of the UK and international construction industry, and retired from WS Atkins in 2011 after leading the business to considerable growth.  His current roles include Chair of Forum for the Future, Constructionarium and for us at the Active Building Centre.  He is also a Member of the Advisory Board, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford and a Director of Women In Property.  Keith’s focus is on the transition to a net zero carbon economy for the built environment and he is an international speaker on this subject.

  • LYNNE SULLIVAN OBE

    LYNNE SULLIVAN OBE

    Lynne is a practising Architect and was founding Partner of sustainableBYdesign. Previously, Lynne was Sustainability Director for nine years at Broadway Malyan, and for 10 years Associate Director at ECD Architects, which pioneered an energy- and environment-conscious approach to design. As Project Architect she has led many schemes shortlisted for Housing Design Awards and won the UK’s first Zero CO2 housing competition in 1999. She has advised successive UK governments on sustainability and energy efficiency in the built environment, and chaired the Expert Panel for the Scottish Government on low carbon building standards. Lynne is a Visiting Professor, design consultant and review panel member, and was awarded an OBE for services to Architecture in 2011. She is a member of the UK Government’s Green Construction Board.

  • LYNNE PATMORE

    LYNNE PATMORE

    Lynne is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Tax Advisor, with extensive experience in taxation, treasury, M&A, funding, corporate finance and investment management across a wide range of industry verticals from  telecommunications and IT managed services at Vodafone, Colt and Skype to Electronics, Oil and Gas, Agriculture, Technology and Information Systems in a Global Family Office setting in Monaco/Switzerland where she was responsible for funding, tax, treasury, M&A and investment management activities as well as managing $bn of financial investments under management. More recently she has been spending time supporting early stage companies (VC backed) in their strategic development and fund raising (Life Sciences, AI/Machine Learning, Big Data, High Value Manufacturing, Space and Intelligent Mobility solutions) following on from an interim assignment as CFO of the UK’s innovation agency. Lynne is an NED and Expert Advisor on commercial partnership propositions to European Space Agency.”

  • DR KERRY MASHFORD, OBE

    DR KERRY MASHFORD, OBE

    Kerry is a mechanical engineer by background and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Engineering and Technology.

    She was Chief Executive of the National Energy Foundation for over five years, previously working across manufacturing, construction, innovation, sustainability and building performance, and receiving an OBE in 2017.  Kerry is a private-sector board member and Energy Champion for the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership, and an active member of built environment think tank, The Edge.  Kerry was Chief Executive of Milton Keynes based National Energy Foundation for over five years having previously worked across manufacturing, construction, innovation, sustainability and performance in the built environment in academia, public and the private sector.

  • SAM STACEY

    SAM STACEY

    Sam is Challenge Director – Transforming Construction at UKRI. Before joining UKRI, Sam was Director of Innovation, Industrialisation and Business Improvement at Skanska UK, a Trustee of the Building Research Establishment, and Chairman of the National Platform for Construction. Sam has also worked for Wates Construction and Buro Happold Engineering. He is a Chartered Structural Engineer with an MBA from Henley Business School and degrees in Civil Engineering, Architecture and Philosophy from Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge.

  • RON COWLEY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    RON COWLEY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Ron brings 35 years’ experience in leadership roles across a range of multinational companies,  growing successful organisations within the Defence, Nuclear, Scientific and Oil & Gas sectors. He has led on Investment, M&A, Innovation and Manufacturing and is a keen advocate of delivering solutions that meet the needs of the carbon challenge while addressing fuel poverty and other societal challenges. He started his career as an apprentice, working his way up to qualify as a Mechanical & Electrical Engineer. He has several NED & Chairman positions working within the charity & voluntary sectors, supporting youth training & development and mentoring disadvantaged youngsters.