Judges 2019

Project Judges

Alexandra Hammond, Director, Essentia

Alexandra is a leader in the field of sustainable healthcare, and over the past nine years, has led the development, implementation and continuous improvement of the award-winning sustainability programme at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Alexandra holds a Masters degree in Environmental Policy from Edinburgh University, she graduated with honours from Boston College in the USA, and has previously worked for an international hotel group as their lead environmental advisor for the UK. She regularly advises government and industry on sustainability in the UK public sector, and was very proud to serve as a Lux Awards judge in 2016.

Lee Gunner, Lighting Principal, Brentwood Lighting Design

Lee is a passionate and recognised lighting designer with over 20 years’ experience in the lighting design industry. Alongside his passion for the control of light in the natural environment, Lee ensures the use of the correct technologies and light characteristics to enhance a space, to reinforce architectural aspiration and to promote the visual volume through perception and experience.

Lee is a recognised figure within the Lighting industry and regularly attends and contributes towards the future of and the knowledge pool within the industry.

Lara Jiad, Associate, WSP

Lara is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) and an affiliate member of the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP). Lara has approximately 15 years’ post-graduation experience having worked on a number of high profile and multi-disciplinary schemes within the construction industry delivering Lighting, Electrical and ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) consultancy and design services for urban and inter urban schemes with both public and private sector clients.

Suzanne King, Aecom

Suzanne is an Chartered Senior Electrical Engineer and has previously worked at Cundall. Her work involves designing electrical installations for the built environment in a variety of sectors including education, residential, commercial and industrial. Suzanne’s career began as training to become a project engineer/manager to assist delivering projects on site to achieve clients’ requirements and gaining practical completion and sign off. She then moved into consulting and design; this has given her a great appreciation for the entire project programme and experience in problem solving.

Ray Molony, Publisher, Lux Review

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.

David Mudd, Global Digital and Connected Product Certification Director, BSI

Leading the development and growth of BSI’s digital and ‘internet of things’ productcertification business. Developing future strategy for BSI product certification in the digital andconnected environment through global collaborative innovation.

Russell Sweeting-White, Principal Engineer, Network Rail

Russell has 15 Years of industry experience in managing complex building environments throughout their asset life cycles. He provides technical leadership to Network Rails Building Services engineering community, through the setting of National Policy, Strategy and Standards. Russell leads Research and Development for Building Services within the national infrastructure provider and drives innovation as part of the Continuous Improvement Programme.

Brenda Warren, Engineering, Design and Project Management, Atkins

Brenda is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with substantial experience in strategy development and delivery of exterior lighting solutions from concept through to operation across a variety of applications. Currently at Atkins leading specialist lighting and electrical design teams on some of the UK’s largest and high-profile highway and transportation schemes.

Ruth Kelly Waskett , Associate, Hoare Lea

Ruth is a lighting consultant Hoare Lea with a specialism in daylight design. She’s passionate about the role of daylight and sunlight in bringing buildings to life, and the impact of daylight exposure on the health of building occupants. Ruth is a Vice-President of SLL and a visiting lecturer at the Bartlett School, UCL.

Product Judges

Fay Berry, Business Development Executive, JPR Lighting

Fay has carved a career within the lighting industry since 2008.

Graduating from Northumbria University with a First-Class Honours degree in Furniture and Product Design, her profession began as a lighting designer at SVA.

She went on to work for both Concord and Fagerhult managing custom products. Fay now works for JPR Lighting focusing on bespoke lighting solutions.

Simon Fisher, Founder & Director of 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.

Alison Gallager, Senior Lighting Designer, Arup

Alison is a holistic lighting designer, developing user-centred lighting solutions that elevate the experience of buildings and public spaces from daytime through to night-time.

Her work combines creative flair, exceptional technical expertise and project management skills to create innovative and memorable projects, with a wide range of experience delivering large and small scale projects across various sectors, including; museums and galleries, aviation, educational facilities, public spaces, sports and leisure, façades, offices, hospitality and retail. Alison has also consulted on product design and development with lighting manufacturers, including; Zumtobel and Reggiani.

Alison has a BA in Product Design and a MSc Light and Lighting from UCL Bartlett. With over 12 years industry experience, her career began as a lighting designer for a lighting manufacturer before moving to Arup in 2010, where she is a Senior Designer within Arup’s Lighting team.

Gary Gundry, Electrical safety expert

Gary is one of the UK’s leading experts on electrical safety together with emergency lighting being close second. He has has a book published on each subject and has proofread many others including the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations.

As an independent presenter, trainer and technical consultant, his clients include: the IET, the ECA, CORGI Technical Services, and an electrical elearning provider Learninglounge.com.

Carol O’Gowans, Lighting Consultant, Ollume

Lighting is often over looked as just an engineering requirement, but Carol sees it as an opportunity to enhance the aesthetics, function and use of a space, transforming its character and giving it new life.

She joined Ollume in 2018 as the lead Lighting Consultant bringing with her over 15 years of experience within the industry. Her ability to combine a unique creative vision with strong technical design has seen Carol lead a vast array of projects from transforming urban high streets to creating exceptional meeting spaces.

She was notably the head street-lighting engineer on the high profile Exhibition Road scheme which involved designing bespoke 20m lighting columns.

Alan Tulla, Technical Editor, Lux Review

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.

Penny Tulla , Lighting Designer, Technical Arts

Penny graduated from Rose Bruford College with a First in Set Design. She started her career in the Royal Opera House, and worked as a Set Designer.

Having worked for LAPD, Nulty, Studio 54, and ISOMETRIX, Penny is now working for Technical Arts, an internationally renowned company specialising in hospitality and casino design. Technical Arts is a multidisciplinary firm that combines lighting with audio visual systems, creating dynamic, award-winning schemes.

Her design is informed by her artistic background, setting light in the context of culture and bringing Set Design and Art influences to her work.