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Meet our Sustainability Sprints panellists

Ahead of our live panel event on Tuesday, 21 February 2023, meet our incredible panel for Sustainability Sprints 2023.

Our panel will be working together ahead of the event to discuss how to source, design and create a fully sustainable workspace for a theoretical London-based business with 60-100 employees. They'll present their findings to our audience at the event, where attendees can discuss and challenge their ideas.

The end goal is to develop a realistic guide to creating a disruptive and forward-thinking workplace with people and planet at the heart of its design.

So, here’s everything you need to know about our talented roster for the Sustainability Sprints panel:

Anna Scally is a director in the Workplace Project Management team at Avison Young UK. Anna’s interest in the workplace, and in particular the ways in which it can be shaped to enhance occupants’ wellbeing, is longstanding. She has been with the firm for over twelve years, delivering office refurbishment and fit out projects for key organisations across a range of sectors.

Anna has a deep understanding of the complex interactions between occupants and their working environment, and how wellbeing can be augmented through sensitive design – boosting productivity. Her portfolio includes three refurbishments which have achieved Excellent or above in the 2014 Breeam Fit Out and Refurbishment Scheme.

Becky Gordon is the Regional Sustainability Manager for the UK & Ireland and the Middle East at Interface, a world leading manufacturer of carbon neutral flooring. Becky focuses on the commercialisation of sustainability in the built environment, connecting and collaborating with our customers and employees on climate change, the circular economy and regenerative business.

Becky has over 13 years of experience at Interface in commercial and sustainability roles and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains from the University of Cambridge.

Dave Bennett is Corporate Communications Director at Topcon Positioning Systems, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and has over 20 years’ experience in the built environment sector.

Dave is familiar with the challenges that businesses face with sustainable transformation and a firm believer that marketing and communications professionals have a critical role to play in helping organisations and their stakeholders deliver meaningful action and change.

Fiona Bennett is Head of Global Workplace & Employee Experience at South Pole. She builds new offices across the globe and creates a positive workplace experience for every employee. South Pole's mission to tackle climate action for all poses an interesting question for our workplaces, not just in how we build them but how we use them.

Fiona lives and breathes sustainability every day, and knows how to tackle the big questions and solve the big problems that we face when taking a planet-first approach.

Scott Wilson leads Grant Thornton’s ESG and Sustainability services and has spent over eight years leading the global advisory team. Scott specialises in strategy, working with teams that have diverse needs and goals.

Scott uses a holistic approach to supporting client needs, helping them to transition their business models to reflect changes in market conditions and stakeholder needs.

Scott works not for, but with clients to co-design solutions to problems. Rather than a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, he’s an advocate of ‘shared value’. The concept seeks to expand the envelope of corporate strategy beyond benefiting only the organisation itself, but also helping their wider communities solve the environmental and societal problems they face.

We’re so excited to have our very own Tash Hewlett on the team. Tash joined Peldon Rose five years ago, bringing over 14 years of design and build experience to the world of workplace design. As Senior Project Designer, she’s responsible for the interpretation of client briefs and translating design elements and requirements into a fully developed concept design proposal.

With a strong belief that good design should be transparent, Tash looks to develop human-centric concepts that inherently support the needs of users, by observing current working patterns and challenging the use of space. Her passion for inclusivity and sustainability shines through in her designs and her involvement as a member of the Sustainable Design Collective, creating accessible spaces that foster diversity and bring the best out of every employee.

Want to hear more from the panel about considerations for a sustainable workplace? Secure your place at Sustainability Sprints here.

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