Claire Holman FIAQM
Claire is an air quality specialist with Brook Cottage Consultants with over 30 years’ experience. She has advised national governments in Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as the European Commission on a range of strategic air quality and climate change issues. Claire has contributed to the development of IAQM and EPUK professional guidance, been a member of a Government air quality review group and advised the Department for Transport on their cleaner vehicles and fuels research programme. She is an experienced expert witness for planning and CPO inquiries and litigation.
Roger is an independent air quality consultant, operating as Clear Air Thinking. After graduating in Physics and Meteorology, Roger spent 9 years at the Meteorological Office as a research scientist, before joining the Central Electricity Generating Board. Roger then joined Environmental Resources Management Ltd, as the company’s lead air quality consultant for 21 years – many of which were as Technical Director and then Partner – contributing to environmental impact assessments in the UK and overseas, and policy studies for the UK government and the European Commission. Roger worked with RWDI for 2 years, where he had the opportunity to make use of wind tunnels to simulate near field dispersion around buildings. He is a Chartered Meteorologist and a Chartered Scientist.
Michael is a Director of Ove Arup and Partners Ltd leading their environmental consultancy business and an air quality consultant with over 30 years of experience. Michael research at Imperial College London before joining British Gas in their Environmental Group researching the environmental impacts of substitute natural gas production. Here he was first introduced to dispersion modelling through their in-house version of the R91 algorithms. After three years in this role, Michael moved into consultancy, first with a software house coding air quality models in Fortran and Pascal before moving into consultancy in 1988. He joined the newly formed Ashdown Environmental for eight years where he carried out numerous air quality studies mainly for road schemes and power proposals becoming very familiar with all the USEPA dispersion models. He joined Arup in 1996 and for the last 20 years has been their technical lead on air quality matter.
Jon is an Operational Director at RPS, leading the company`s specialist environmental office at Brighton. Starting his air quality career in the former Central Electricity Generating Board before moving into consultancy from 1991, Jon has more than 25 years post-graduate experience in air quality, covering infrastructure developments, waste management facilities, minerals operations, industrial installations, energy, wastewater treatment works, residential and mixed-use developments. Jon is the County Air Quality Consultant to Surrey County Council under a framework agreement to provide their planning department with specialist advice for minerals and waste applications. Jon has contributed to and co-authored numerous air quality guidance publications for the Environment Agency, Defra and the IAQM. He is also a Chartered Chemist and a Chartered Scientist.
Fiona Prismall MIAQM
Fiona Prismall is an Associate at RPS Planning and Development. She has extensive experience in assessing air quality for a broad range of developments including waste management facilities, major transport infrastructure schemes, minerals operations, industrial installations, commercial, retail and residential developments. She undertakes detailed assessment work using advanced atmospheric dispersion models (ADMS, AERMOD), the Highways Agency Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) model, WebTAG and emissions inventory packages. Her experience also includes drafting Dust Action Plans, Odour Management Plans, designing monitoring campaigns, devising air quality action plans and providing expert witness services.
David Muir FIAQM
David Muir worked for Bristol City Council, mainly on air quality, from 1976 to 2009 and after taking early retirement worked until recently as an independent consultant and researcher. Since a second “retirement” he is still pursuing his air quality research interests. He is both a Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Scientist and has regularly interviewed prospective CEnvs. David gained his PhD in 2003 from the University of the West of England; the subject was developing a means of identifying the sources of PM 10 during pollution episodes and David has since given papers at international conferences and has had a number of papers published. He was a founder member of the Institute of Air Quality Management and served on the IES Council from 2006-16.
Samantha Arnold MIAQM
Samantha Arnold is an Associate of Golder Associates Ltd, leading the air services team for over 10 years. Her specialisms are air quality and meteorological assessments and understanding their implications for large scale multi-disciplinary developments. Associated activities include due diligence, resource assessment, industrial legacy and environmental compliance. Prior to joining Golder Associates in 2005 Samantha worked as a research post doctorate in the field of atmospheric science at the Universities of Leeds, Surrey, Reading and Imperial College London. Whilst at Imperial College London she worked on the DAPPLE project considering the Dispersion of Air Pollutants and their Penetration into the Local environment.
Liz is a local government officer and Chartered Scientist, with a background in chemistry, environmental management and acoustics. She has been the lead air quality officer at City of York Council for 18 years. During this time she has overseen the developed of an extensive air pollution monitoring network, developed York’s overarching Low Emission Strategy and has recently completed York’s third low emission based air quality action plan. Recent projects at York include development of a low emission bus based Clean Air Zone, development of an anti-idling strategy and adoption of low emission planning policies. Liz also works part time at City of Bradford MDC delivering LAQM review and assessment and low emission planning functions. She is an active member of the Low Emission Partnership (LEP) and the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Pollution Advisory Group (YALPAG).
Clare Beattie MIAQM
Clare is a Principal Consultant with AQC, with more than fifteen years’ relevant experience. She has been involved in air quality management and assessment, and policy formulation in both an academic and consultancy environment. She has prepared air quality review and assessment reports, strategies and action plans for local authorities and has developed guidance documents on air quality management on behalf of central government, local government and NGOs. Clare has appraised local authority air quality assessments on behalf of the UK governments, and provided support to the Review and Assessment helpdesk. She has also provided support to the integration of air quality considerations into Local Transport Plans and planning policy processes. She has carried out numerous assessments for new residential and commercial developments, including the negotiation of mitigation measures where relevant. She has carried out BREEAM assessments covering air quality for new developments. Clare has worked closely with Defra and has recently managed the Defra Air Quality Grant Appraisal contract over a 4-year period. She is a Member of the Institute of Air Quality Management and is a Chartered Scientist.
Philip Branchflower MIAQM
Mark Chapman MIAQM
Mark is a technical director at Bureau Veritas with responsibilities for managing business and technical development within a team of 19 specialist air quality consultants. His wide ranging experience in the management and assessment of air quality related planning issues has been gained from over 12 years in the industry and has included representing the Highways Agency (HA) and Essex County Council acting as Expert Witness on air quality at Public Inquiries for road transport schemes. Mark’s project management skills are regularly applied to the successful delivery of large scale air quality assessments of regional and national importance.
Adam Donnan is the CEO of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and sits on the IAQM committee to report on IES activities and ensure that the strategies of the organisations are complementary. Adam’s role at the IES includes creating strategy for the organisation, acting as an external representative and directing and controlling key resources. He sits on a number of nonprofit and for-profit boards in the environmental sector. He was the 2014 Young Leader of the Year at the Association Awards UK. He holds a MBA and a BA in History.
Bernard Fisher MIAQM
Bernard Fisher is an environmental modeller with nearly 40 years research experience of air quality modelling. His career started in the power industry where he worked on acid rain. Between 1994 and 2000 he was Professor of Environmental Modelling at the University of Greenwich working on air quality management. Since joining the Environment Agency in 2000 he has been involved with the evaluation and use of environmental models with emphasis on air quality. He is a visiting professor at the University of Hertfordshire and a former Chair of the IAQM.
Will is a Principal Consultant in the specialist Air Quality, Carbon and Environmental Engineering team at RSK Environment Limited. He has over ten years’ experience in air quality assessment and consultancy, including air quality assessment for commercial and residential developments, air quality contributions to environmental impact assessment (EIA) for national and international infrastructure projects, dispersion modelling, monitoring and assessment of fugitive emissions from construction and remediation projects, and acting as Expert Witness on air quality at Public Inquiry.
Sofia Girnary is a Technical Advisor at the Environment Agency within the Air Quality Modelling and Assessment Unit (AQMAU). She has over 15 years’ experience within the air quality industry including technical work, policy work and project management. Her experience includes air quality dispersion modelling and assessment, constructing emissions scenarios and carrying out modelling to assist local authority clients in the Air Quality Review and Assessment process, project managing a contract to appraise reports submitted to the UK Government as part of the Local Air Quality Management process, working on a number of low emissions strategy feasibility studies, and project management, evaluation and dissemination activities for several EU-funded projects. Sofia also has experience in developing and delivering air quality training courses and qualified as an accredited CIEH trainer in 2005.
Ana Grossinho FIAQM
Sarah Legge is the Managing Director of SLH Environmental Ltd, an independent consultancy established in 2010. She specialises in air quality and low emission transport work (covering both air pollution and climate change), and policy development and implementation. She has extensive experience in working on these topics with all levels of government, the private sector and NGOs. She has previously worked at the Greater London Authority, where she was the lead on air quality and low carbon transport work. Sarah is also the Chair of Environmental Protection UK Air Quality Committee.
Steve is a Director at Air Quality Consultants, with over 35 years’ experience, predominantly in the field of air quality. He has contributed to the development of air quality management in the UK, and has been closely involved with the LAQM process since its inception, acting as lead author for the Technical Guidance documents. He has extensive experience related to a variety of development projects, including power stations, incinerators, road schemes and airports etc. He has provided advice to national Governments in Europe, South Africa and Australia. He has served on a number of UK Government expert advisory panels, including PSDH, QUARG and AQEG. He currently sits on a number of European standardisation committees related to the monitoring of Particulate Matter and EC/OC, the development of model quality objectives, and source apportionment.
Duncan is the Managing Director of Enviro Technology Services and has over 25 years practical experience in instrumentation, technology and systems for the measurement of air pollution. Duncan’s expertise is primarily centred around ambient gas and particulate measurement technology for air quality monitoring applications and his knowledge also extends into remote-sensing, vehicle emissions monitoring, particulate composition monitoring and cutting-edge technology for the measurement of greenhouse gases, fluxes and stable isotopes.
Anil Namdeo MIAQM
Dr Anil Namdeo is a Chartered Environmentalist, a Chartered Scientist and a Senior Lecturer in Transport and Sustainability at Newcastle University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and a member of several professional bodies including Institution of Environmental Sciences and Institute for Air Quality Management. He leads the MSc in Transport and the Environment at the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University that includes a dedicated module on air pollution (accredited by IAQM) and two CPD courses on air quality and health. He has been actively engaged in international research and has close links with academics and researchers in India, China and USA.