Judges 2020

Product Judges

Simon Barnett

Simon is commercial director of Light On Line and has more than 40 years experience in the lighting industry. He began his career supplying lighting to football stadia, film and TV studios. He has also partnered with lighting manufacturers, introducing their products to the UK market. He co-owns a commercial lighting specification and supply business.

Michael Collett

Mike is owner of the consultancy Exalta Business Growth and has spent the last 40 years involved in International business and lighting. He was the international sales director of exterior lighting manufacturer DZ LIcht and the owner and chief executive officer of Wila Lighting and the Wila Group before setting up his business consultancy.

Carmela Dagnello

Carmela is senior lighting designer and London team leader at engineering consultancy WSP. She holds a MA in architectural lighting design from Hochschule Wismar in Germany and a BSc in product design from Politecnico di Bari in Italy. Projects include lighting schemes for workplaces, apartments, landscapes and transportation hubs.

Ray Molony

Ray in the online editor of Lux Review. He’s also a consultant to the lighting industry and an award-winning business and technology journalist. He is an experienced public speaker, panellist and public event chair. He’s also the co-author of the acclaimed book on lighting, Light: Reinterpreting Architecture (Rotovision, 2001).

Anna Rooney

Anna is an associate director in AECOM’s lighting division. She has worked in specialist lighting design for over 15 years and holds a masters in lighting from the Warsaw University of Technology. Projects include Expo 2020, Dubai Opera District, BBC Broadcasting House, Wills Memorial Library in Bristol and the Renaissance Hotel in London. 

Gordon Routledge

An acknowledged expert in LED technology and manufacturing, Gordon is a director of Efixx, the electricians’ channel. He is also senior partner at the consultancy Ideas with Energy, and formerly the co-founder of LuxLive, Lux Review and the Lux Awards. He started his lighting career at ACDC, then founded LumiDrives, the LED driver manufacturer.

Rebecca Weir

Weir is creative director of light.iQ, which has completed over 1,500 schemes worldwide. Projects include luxury hotels in California and Tokyo, global retail brands, luxury malls, high-end restaurants and private residences. She has been a columnist for ‘House and Garden’ magazine, and has written about lighting for The Times and County Life. She helped create the book ’The Languages Of Light’. 

Project Judges

Kristina Allison

Kristina is a senior lighting designer at Atkins Global and has been working in the lighting industry for 13 years. She has worked on many projects nationally, most recently London City Airport and Southampton Cruise Terminal. Kristina is chair of the Society of Light & Lighting’s education committee and recently gained Chartered CEng status with the Engineering Council.

Chris Barnes

Chris is maintenance and energy manager at London South Bank University. He’s tasked with achieving the institution’s HEFCE carbon reduction target of 35 per cent by 2020. Before this, he managed the engineering department at London ExCeL, which hosted the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Motor Show, Grand Designs, LuxLive and many other events during the period.

Ray Molony

Ray is the online editor of Lux Review, a consultant to the lighting industry and an award-winning business and technology journalist. He is an experienced public speaker, panellist and public event chair. He’s the co-author of the acclaimed book, Light: Reinterpreting Architecture (Rotovision, 2001) and has chaired many judging and appraisal panels in the sector.

Sophie Parry

A qualified electrical engineer with over 30 years experience in building services, Sophie is key account manager at Zumtobel and the technical education and applications consultant for the UK and Ireland. She’s also a Fellow of the Society of Light & Lighting, vice-chair of its technical and publications group and the author of two SLL lighting guides.

Giles Radford

Giles is head of highway construction and infrastructure are the City of London and also manages the electrical team. Giles helped lead the team in delivering the ambitious smart street lighting strategy in the City, which included a complete LED upgrade and wireless control. This achievement resulted in the City of London winning the Client of the Year award at the Lux Awards 2019.

Alan Tulla

Alan Tulla is the technical editor and an independent lighting consultant to the industry. He’s a fellow and past president of the Society of Light and Lighting and an acknowledged expert in LEDs and their practical applications. Previously, he held various technical management roles for lighting equipment manufacturers for over 25 years both in the UK and abroad.

Caroline Webb

Caroline is senior engineer and partner at building services consultancy Max Fordham. She’s a chartered engineer specialising in architectural lighting and conservation. Projects include the acclaimed new theatre at Nevill Holt Opera in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. She’s currently working on lighting design of the North Wing and Great Hall at St Bart’s Hospital in London.