Judges 2017

Kristina Allison, Atkins Global

Kristina has worked in the lighting industry as a designer and consultant for over 10 years. Currently working as a lighting designer for Atkins Global within the lighting team her recent projects have included London City Airport development and Ealing and Hammersmith and West London College. Kristina is a Member of the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) and contributes to the Education and Membership committee board.

John Bullock, Lux

John joined Lux as applications editor at the beginning of 2016. He founded Equation Lighting Design in 1986, working on all types of architecture, including heritage, museum, and retail projects.

In 1998 he moved to Dorset and established John Bullock Lighting Design, carving out a new reputation working on residential projects, mainly in the South West. He has written for the lighting press for many years and played an active role in producing lighting commentary on his own website and in social media.

Matt Cargill, Gatwick Airport

Matt started work at Gatwick Airport since 1998 as an apprentice electronic technician. After gaining experience in several areas, including the transit shuttles and fire control systems he spent 10 years on building management controls (BMS). In the last two years Matt has focused on lighting controls which he has found to be a field that is diverse and fast changing.

Studying for an LET Diploma in Lighting Design has given him further insight into the industry and opened up an exciting career path. He is currently responsible for all the intelligent lighting systems across Gatwick with a remit to integrate these into the BMS.

Simon Fisher, F Mark

With global experience spanning architectural, commercial, domestic, and retail lighting sectors, Simon Fisher is a prolific, award winning and renowned product designer, who is the Founder and Director of F Mark, a design consultancy specialising in the design development and engineering of lighting products and systems.

Peter Fordham, Sainsbury

Peter has been interested in lighting for as long as he can remember, getting involved in lighting for bands and shows through school and at Imperial College, in spite of which he graduated with a degree in electrical and electronic engineering. After completing the LET Diploma in Light and Lighting he became passionate about creating designs focused on the user while maintaining energy efficiency. His current responsibility is for the roll-out of LED lighting across the Sainsbury’s estate as part of an investment to reduce energy use.

Dave Franks, Westminster City Council

Dave has worked for Westminster City Council for 11 years as the Infrastructure & Asset Manager (Bridges, Structures & Lighting) He works alongside engineers, designers, architects and planners to maintain, develop and influence the public realm illumination of this historic city.  

Dave has worked in the exterior lighting industry for over 30 years and is involved with; The ILP, UKLB and is the current Chair of the London Lighting Engineers Group, LoLEG.

Allan Howard, WSP

Allan is the Director for WSP’s Lighting & Energy Solutions Business, with 33 years’ of experience in lighting he provides a group level role providing clients with technical advice and support to introduce innovation, develop lighting and operational systems looking to provide sustainable environmentally friendly lighting installations.

Steve Holtom, Oxford Brookes University

Steve leads and manages the Electrical Department undertaking all planned and reactive maintenance, including electrical installations, to ensure compliance across the University Estate. Steve’s passion is lighting where he’s working together with the Estates Project’s Team currently implementing a ten year programme of investment across the Estate to create space to inspire with high quality,sustainable campuses to enhance the staff and student experience.

Steve team are a NICEIC Approved Contractor as well as BAFE SP203-4 Emergency Lighting accredited.

Fiona Jones, Jacobs

Fiona is currently Technical Director of the Smart Lighting Technology Team at Jacobs Ltd. Fiona has over 23 years of lighting design experience and is an active member of the ILP.   “good lighting design is not just about achieving the correct lighting levels but also aesthetics, and consideration of the environment”.

Ray Molony, Lux

An engineer by background, Ray Molony has written about lighting for over 20 years. He is the editor of Lux Review and the publisher of Lux magazine. He studied electrical and electronic engineering at Dublin City University and worked on various projects in the defence industry.

He’s the co-author of the acclaimed book, Light: Reinterpreting Architecture, which was published by Rotovision in 2001 and translated into numerous languages. His current obsession is reclaimed luminaires.

Michael Morrison, Quebec Design

Michael is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and a member of the Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers and the Society of Light and Lighting. He has worked in the international lighting industry since graduating with an honours degree in electrical engineering, and is well known for his understanding of, and insight into commercial lighting.

His experience covers technical and product development, through to commercial marketing, sales and general management. He was the managing director of Crescent Lighting until January 2015 and before Crescent he was the export sales director for Concord Lighting.

James Poore, JPLD

James is an award-winning lighting designer and the founder & creative director of James Poore Lighting Design (JPLD).

Over the past 20 years James has enjoyed working on an eclectic range of lighting schemes & projects in The UK, Europe, Middle East, Far East, Canada, Australia, Asia & the America’s.

These include shopping centres and malls, exterior & landscape lighting design, Health Spa’s, retail lighting, airports, museum lighting, mixed use developments, Bars & Restaurants, Lighting festivals, master planning, interior & exterior lighting of various private residences, art projects, public realm & even the occasional castle or palace.

James has also designed & implemented very temporary lighting in the form of fireworks for classical concerts, stage pyrotechnics for Rock & Pop bands, international sports events, car and product launches & special effects for the film and television industries. His services are still retained by one of the world’s leading pyrotechnic companies as a consultant and designer.

Gordon Routledge, Lux

Gordon Routledge is co-founder of Revo Media Partners – the publisher of Lux and Lux Review – and has over 17 years’ experience in the lighting industry.

In 2001 he founded Lumidrives, which he led until it was bought by Dialight in 2006. Gordon then went on to develop Dialight’s global lighting business unit.

A serial entrepreneur and innovator, Gordon is an inventor and co-inventor on 11 patents.

Frazer Scott, Govia Thameslink Rail

Frazer Scott is the Safety Systems Manager for GTR and over the past 6 years has been leading the Thameslink Programme’s safety approvals for the Class 700 train and infrastructure changes, ensuring their safe introduction into operational passenger service.

Richard Taylor, Graphic Strategy

Richard has been active in and around the lighting industry for over 25 years. During a very diverse career, he has been involved in and responsible for product design, customisation, production, sales and marketing as well as corporate training and strategy. Projects he has been involved with include many global clients in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and numerous infrastructure projects such as airports, universities, hospitals and museums.

In addition to strategic and development processes, he has been heavily engaged on a voluntary basis with public and professional events for the lighting industry including designing and delivered keynote and other major addresses. He has a combined First Class Honours degree in engineering and business studies, as well as a variety of professional and linguistic qualifications.

Alan Tulla, Lux

Alan is Lux magazine’s technical editor and a well-known expert on LEDs and their practical applications. An independent lighting consultant, Alan conducts Lux’s monthly product reviews and writes the popular Design Clinic series, which presents different ways of lighting everyday spaces.

He is a fellow and past president of the Society of Light and Lighting.