|Phil Beardmore||Paul Cobbing|
|Pat Conaty||Rosemary Coyne|
|Rosemary Foggitt||Jon Morris|
|Bernard Perkins||Rajeev Prakash|
|Tim Render||Jon Stevens|
Phil is an environmental and third sector consultant with nearly ten years’ experience in community action on climate change. He established the Birmingham Sustainable Energy Partnership in 2003 and is still involved in its successor, the Birmingham Carbon Reduction Partnership. Phil led Groundwork’s climate change work in the region between 2003 and 2010. He is actively involved in the housing co-operative movement and leads on the Greener Together project which aims to promote greener living among housing co-op members. Phil was recently voted one of the Top 50 Green Leaders in the West Midlands. Phil’s LinkedIn profile
Paul has worked for the last 30 years on environmental issues, from operational land management to policy development and implementation across climate change and the natural environment. As an environmental consultant based in the West Midlands, recent work has included a Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan for Birmingham and business planning for the National Flood Forum. He has experience of developing and supporting sustainable development, climate change and environmental networks across the West Midlands, and working with them to progress strategic action. He is convenor of the West Midlands section of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. Paul’s LinkedIn profile
Pat Conaty is a Research Fellow at new economics foundation and a research associate of Localise West Midlands. He is also an Executive Director of Rebuilding Society Network, a social enterprise consultancy in Mid Wales. He also works as a Community Land Trust (CLT) trainer with Community Finance Solutions at the University of Salford and a community development finance trainer with other organisations. He has produced a wide range of research reports covering such topics as financial inclusion policy and practice, community development finance, land access for community food growing, community energy partnerships and Community Land Trusts.
Rosemary is a chartered Landscape Architect with extensive experience in physical and community regeneration and sustainable development. Rosemary has worked across sectors including the water and waste industries and construction including housing, commercial and educational development, and at scales from local community projects to area-wide regeneration and development proposals. Rosemary has technical policy and practice expertise and has contributed to production of draft planning policy on a range of issues for Birmingham City Council and other local authorities. She sits on the regional design excellence panel commenting on development proposals’ contribution to the sustainability agenda for schemes ranging from those with regional significance and setting planning policy precedent to small social housing proposals. Rosemary has led consultation exercises on sustainability and climate change issues with individuals, community groups and ‘leadership’ groups. She has worked across the UK as well as living and working overseas including South America, India and Africa. Rosemary’s LinkedIn profile
Rosemary is a qualified solicitor with public and private sector experience. She has conducted a wide range of social policy research in the third and public sectors. Her research experience includes community and small business finance (new economics foundation,Institut für Finanzdienstleistungen), capacity building (London Rebuilding Society), Community Land Trusts (CDS Cooperatives, University of Salford and Housing Corporation). As a member of the LWM team of associates, she worked extensively in the area of sustainable procurement (Be Birmingham – Sustainable Procurement Compact), and subsequently in the Welsh context of food procurement (Powys County Council – community meals service).
A long-standing associate and director of LWM with a successful background in senior management regeneration, housing and planning, academia and research. Projects for LWM include developing Birmingham’s Green New Deal programme (Birmingham Energy Savers) and the BeBirmingham Sustainable Procurement Compact. A proven innovator who has been a member of a number of Governmental Advisory bodies. Currently Climate Change Champion for the Royal Town Planning Institute and an independent Board Member for WATMOS housing association.
Consultant and project manager working in the field of renewable energy, the low carbon economy, sustainability and ICT. Able to take projects from initial inception and definition through to delivery. Recent project work has covered urban energy studies, large scale marine energy devices , biomass supply chain development, distributed renewable energy, micro hydro, PV and carbon descent planning. Bernard’s LinkedIn profile
Rajeev Prakash has a background in programme and project management – gained through leading multi-agency partnerships and of successfully delivering major regeneration programmes. Rajeev has experience of strategic finance and budget management at the most senior level and he has particular expertise of efficiency and effectiveness reviews, strategy planning and implementation, evaluation and change management. He trained as a town planner, and is a Corporate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Rajeev’s LinkedIn profile
Tim has significant experience in managing major services and resources as Strategic Finance Director at Nottingham CC and previously as Head of Corporate Finance at Birmingham CC.
He also has wide ranging experience in a variety of settings of successfully managing and developing strategies including a Building Schools for the Future programme, community economic regeneration (NDC, SRB, City Challenge), as well as major change projects, including housing stock transfer (resources); establishing an Arms Length Management Organisation, and a Single Status change programme.
He is now active as a non-executive director of a number of public / private partnership companies and as an independent member of a police authority. He is a trustee of several advice and housing charities, and is a governor of a secondary school, an academy and chairs an FE college board (which sponsors the academy). Tim’s LinkedIn profile
Jon is a freelance consultant who has worked in the field of community housing and neighbourhood regeneration for almost 40 years. He has a strong commitment to the principle of public housing and neighbourhood services being shaped and controlled by residents and users and this has informed the work he has done on behalf of a wide range of people and organisations, working in varied locations and settings.
He trained as an architect in Liverpool and London and has held a variety of positions including Organiser of Community Forum in Birmingham, Director of Birmingham Cooperative Housing Services (bchs), Community Development Worker for Birmingham Inner Area Study, Senior Urban Renewal Officer for Walsall MBC, and Tenant and Association Support Manager for the Housing Corporation (1989-2003).
An experienced regeneration & economic development consultant of 10 years standing. Acting Chief Executive of Enterprise Agency and facilitator of multi-Local Authority enterprise bids. He is a high profile commentator on business support policy through blogging, and recent assignments include European funding bids for a Chamber of Commerce and advising a major charity on social media policy. Rob’s LinkedIn profile
Chris has a campaigns and tactical background, having worked for Birmingham Friends of the Earth and for strategic and organisational roles in local, regional and national levels of the Green Party. His experience is mostly with voluntary sector campaigning and has key skills in communications, press work, research, organisation and management.