Key People

  • Andrew Bryant
    Executive Director - Operations
  • Andrew joined Temple in 2007 as a Principal Consultant. He is now an Executive Director on the Temple Board, leading company Operations. He has responsibility for people management and resourcing, and our HS2 Phase 1 and Crossrail 2 project teams.

    He’s been involved in HS2 since 2007, including the New Line Capacity Study (Department for Transport) and a key project manager in subsequent phases of work with HS2 Ltd, including Appraisal of Sustainability for Phases 1 and 2, and the Phase 1 EIA and hybrid Bill. He provides strategic advice to Crossrail 2 (TfL). He has also project managed environmental services for Heathrow Airtrack (BAA) and DLR Dagenham Dock Extension (DLR).

    Prior to working at Temple, Andrew worked for the NSW Department of Planning. He specialized in natural resource management within land use planning, development control, statutory framework and policy projects, including planning frameworks for the Georges River Catchment and legislation for threatened species and native vegetation control.

    Outside the office Andrew enjoys exercise, playing tennis and squash, reading, listening to music and any form of travel.

  • Andrew Mayes
    Principal Consultant
  • Andy joined Temple in 2009 as a Consultant and is now Principal Consultant within the EIA team, working predominantly on the co-ordination and delivery of large scale infrastructure projects.

    He initially led the GIS and data management of the High Speed 2 Phase 1 Appraisal of Sustainability (AoS) and is currently a key member of the sustainability delivery team for the Phase 2 AoS, most recently leading the environmental inputs to the published Preferred Route to Crewe.

    Andy has strong background and technical understanding of GIS, spatial and network analysis, having been involved in and a led range of location based development projects ranging from the automotive to sustainability sectors. He has a broad knowledge and experience with EIA and SEA, providing significant input to a wide variety of deliverables, both in terms of technical input and also project management, co-ordination and client delivery.

    Outside of the office Andy is a keen football and tennis player.

  • Charlene Baker
    Associate Director
    Charlene Baker
  • Charlene joined Temple in 2011 as a Principal Consultant. She is now an Associate Director, working across the infrastructure and property teams. She is responsible for managing and delivery major contracts and is the people manager for the planning and sustainability team.

    She’s been involved in managing and delivering large infrastructure and property projects including HS2 Phase Two Appraisal of Sustainability and delivering the EIA for Barking Riverside Limited. She utilises her planning and EIA experience to deliver projects. She has worked across varying schemes such as regeneration developments and on-shore windfarms, and has significant contract management experience including NEC3 contracts.

    Prior to working at Temple, Charlene worked for ERM. She was involved in a range of projects including the Chiltern Railways Bicester to Oxford railway, Rookery South NSIP, Lymington Ferry Crossing and Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration. scheme

    Outside of the office Charlene enjoys travelling, fine-dining, yoga… and relaxing.


  • Chris Ferrary
    Head of Delivery & Innovation
  • Chris joined Temple in September 2011 as a Technical Director. He is now a Director, responsible for several of Temple’s key EIA projects for transport infrastructure, and environmental management of transport operations. He also oversees the company’s customer care initiatives.

    He led production of the Environmental Statements of HS2’s proposals in London, supported the hybrid Bill through Parliament, and is now helping procure construction contracts. In addition, he’s directed EIA studies for TfL, developed analytical techniques for the Transport Systems Catapult and led an environmental management audit at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He’s also presented at a number of events run by the RTPI and CIRIA.

    Prior to working at Temple Chris worked for Steer Davies Gleave, where he prepared business cases and helped clients develop transport proposals. Prior to this, he worked for SKM Enviros, AMEC Foster Wheeler and ERM, after a local government career spanning 12 years.

    Chris has a season ticket at Saracens, and enjoys music, literature, theatre-going and travel.

    Chris is very active on LinkedIn, make sure you connect with him to follow his updates.

  • Dani Fiumicelli
    Technical Director, Acoustics
  • Dani is a recognised expert in environmental noise and acoustics. He is experienced in projects involving the modelling, prediction and assessment of noise and vibration, including major railway, highway, airport and other infrastructure schemes. He is also experienced at providing expert witness at public and parliamentary inquiries and legal proceedings.

    Dani joined Temple in 2011 as a Technical Director (Head of Noise and Vibration). He is a recognised noise and vibration expert with exceptional technical skills along with the ability to identify and deliver client aspirations.

    He has worked as an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) in local government for 16 years, and since then has worked in consulting for AECOM, Symonds/Capita Symonds, Hyder, Principa, and Casella.

    His core skills lie in providing clients with detailed technical advice that is readily understood by non-specialists and in delivering effective and realistic solutions to noise and vibration problems. He has extensive experience as an expert witness to planning public inquiries and courts and has also been a technical advisor for many London boroughs and city councils. He has also provided technical expertise for noise and vibration on both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the HS2 project.

    Prior to working at Temple, Dani worked for AECOM as a Regional Director. He was involved in Environmental Impact Assessments for airport, road transport, guided transport (trams and buses), renewable energy, light and heavy railway schemes, hospital development, residential developments, mixed developments, harbour developments, leisure developments, sport stadiums, commercial and industrial developments.

    Outside of the office Dani likes to go fishing, watch rugby and participate in amateur dramatics.

  • Erica Ward
    Principal Consultant
    Erica Ward Principal Consultant
  • Erica joined Temple in 2011 as a Consultant. She is now a Principal Consultant, delivering work across the planning, strategy and sustainability teams and supporting the EIA property team with specialist socio-economic advice.

    She’s worked on Meridian Water’s regeneration strategy for Enfield Council, the EIA for Barking Riverside and various High Speed 2 projects, particularly in the health and equalities areas. Most recently she has been involved in building a team around socio-economics, health and equalities at Temple. She has worked on the equalities and health impact assessments of the GLA’s new London Environment Strategy.

    Prior to working at Temple, Erica worked for SQW, a social and economic development consultancy. She contributed to a number of government policy and programme evaluations and provided research and advice on renewable energy to local, national and international clients.

    Outside of the office Erica loves learning languages and singing in her local choir whose repertoire ranges from Mozart to Disney.

    Erica was seconded to the Transport Systems Catapult, an organisation enabling innovation in transport, to help them in their start-up phase with strategy and thought leadership.

  • Honor Puciato
    Principal Consultant
  • Honor is a Principal Consultant at Temple Group. Having worked in both public and private sectors, Honor has 10 years of experience focusing on local Air Quality Management, Environmental Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes.

    Honor holds a BSc degree in Environmental Protections Systems from the Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland and MSc degree in Environmental Assessment and Management from Brighton University in the UK. Honor is a full member of the Institute of Science and the committee member of the Institute of Air Quality Management.  Her work to date has covered a broad range of projects, including monitoring, evaluation of impacts from various local sources such as road traffic, on-site energy generation, odour and demolition and construction activities, carbon-capture technologies, as well as emission assessments and due diligence reviews of air quality reports and post-application advice.  Her experience includes work in a vast majority of sectors such as transportation, residential and commercial development, industrial air quality monitoring and assessments, oil and gas. She has experienced user of air dispersion modelling programs with excellent project management and analysis skills.

    Her current role at Temple extends to community consultancy and socio-health impact assessment work, which links the environment and quality of life.

  • Iain Audus
    Business Systems Manager
    Iain Audus
  • Iain joined Temple in 2012 as our SHEQ Manager. He is responsible for Temple’s Business Process including integrated Safety & Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) management systems. He also retains responsibility for Corporate Responsibility (CR) reporting at Temple and the company’s business management software TIN.

    Iain joined the company in 2012 and is responsible for ensuring Temple has a suitable and sufficient Business Process including integrated Safety & Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) management systems.

    He also retains responsibility at group level for the development and co-ordination of the group’s Sustainable Development Strategic Framework (SDSF) and Corporate Responsibility (CR) reporting.

    Since joining Temple he has developed and implemented the company’s Business Process and obtained third party certification of the management systems to OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. He also managed the development and implementation of the TIN system which is a web based business management tool that includes project finances, business resourcing, document management, contact management and performance reporting.

    For group he has recently created the SDSF that will apply to each operating company and is currently developing its first Corporate Responsibility (CR) report.

    Iain began his career in environmental management in the construction sector working on major infrastructure projects, before moving into a national SHEQ management role. He then worked for a number of years as a sustainability consultant applying his knowledge to a wide variety of sectors before moving back into an in-house role here at Temple.

  • James Sanders
    Technical Director, EIA Property
  • James joined Temple in August 2017 and is a Technical Director within the EIA property team. He is an experienced Project Manager and Project Director, working on a range of environmental assessment projects in the UK.

    James has undertaken EIAs for the retail, residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure sectors with particular focus on urban regeneration schemes and tall buildings.  Recent roles of note include: managing the EIA for the tallest office building in London (1 Undershaft) and the tallest residential building in London (the London Spire).

    Prior to Temple, James spent five years working at URS / AECOM as the EIA Sector Lead for urban regeneration projects. He has worked with a number of property developers such as Ballymore, Hammerson, Berkley Group, Capital and Counties (Capco), Brookfield, Canary Wharf Group, Qatari DR and Greenland among others. His favourite and most challenging project to date was leading the delivery of the EIA for Bishopsgate Goodsyard, an incredibly complex commercial and residential hybrid scheme to redevelop the old Goodsyard site in Shoreditch. Subsequent to this James spent six years at Surrey County Council as their EIA Officers giving him invaluable local authority experience.

    Outside of the office James is an avid football and cricket fan, and loves to play golf when the time allows.

    James is a practitioner member of Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) and a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

  • Jenny Massingham
    Technical Director
  • Jenny joined Temple in January 2018 and is a Technical Director in the Planning team. With over 12 years’ planning and environmental experience working both client and consultancy side, she is both an experienced town planner and project manager.

    Jenny has been involved in managing the planning and environmental work for a variety of large scale infrastructure projects throughout the UK with a particular focus on energy and mineral developments. Jenny specialises in dealing with complex projects that often have a number of planning, environmental or technical issues to overcome, and is currently working on the River Thames Flood Alleviation scheme which spans seven different planning authorities. On her projects Jenny promotes collaborative working and proactive engagement whilst also front loading the formation of strategies and risk identification to ensure efficient project management. Example projects that Jenny has worked on include a mixed-use regeneration scheme for 1,650 homes in Suffolk, an 11km pipeline and gas processing facility in North Yorkshire, and a new secondary school and 6th form college in Staffordshire.

    Jenny is a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) and an Associate Member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB). Jenny has also recently applied for Associate Membership of the Institute of Civil Engineers (AMICE) having contributed to the National Infrastructure Commissions call for evidence in 2016 and a number of thought pieces on speeding up planning for infrastructure projects.

    Prior to joining Temple Jenny worked as an Associate Planner for planning and architecture practice, Barton Willmore in their London and Cambridge offices, where she was responsible for developing their client base in energy and infrastructure projects. Jenny has also worked client side for a number of energy operators in London and the South East.

    Outside of work, Jenny enjoys taking walks in the forest with her husband and young daughter, and she also has a keen interest in photography which she uses in her blog on historic London architecture.

  • Jenny Stafford
    Associate Director
  • Jenny joined Temple in 2012 as a Principal Consultant. She is responsible for projects in the Strategy and Sustainability team and also the Planning team. She project manages and provides strategic support across a range of environmental, strategic assessment and performance projects advising public and private sector clients principally across the infrastructure and development sectors.

    Jenny has led BREEAM Communities assessments and prepared sustainability statements for private sector clients. She has also worked in stakeholder management and EIA programme co-ordination roles for major government infrastructure clients. She worked with the Transport Systems Catapult project managing the Cross Modal Metric project and on the development of the concept of intelligent mobility. Jenny manages Temple’s sustainable infrastructure group engaging with clients on environmental and sustainability issues in the planning and delivery of infrastructure projects. She has a particular interest in the value associated with effective sustainability and environmental assessment and management, for example through resource efficiency and in reducing project risk.

    Prior to working at Temple, Jenny worked as an associate with Collingwood Environmental Planning and Dialogue by Design and also previously with Arup (In the UK and Australia) and EDAW (now AECOM). Her project experience included environmental research for Defra and the European Commission, consultation and engagement on major infrastructure projects, and a range of sustainable master planning and transport projects.

    Outside the office Jenny enjoys skiing, cycling and yoga.

  • Laura Brooks
    Financial Controller
  • Laura joined Temple in 2010 as the Financial Controller.  She is based at Temple’s Head Office in West Sussex and is responsible for all financial records, policies, procedures and financial reporting.  

    Temple Group Ltd is part of the Temple Group of companies, in the last few years the Finance team has grown and developed and now supports all 3 Group companies that fall under the Group.  The team together manages the Group’s purchase, sales and general ledgers, payroll, project accounting, forecasts, company secretarial matters and management reporting.

    Laura is an experienced accountant, having qualified more than 20 years ago. Prior to joining Temple she held many financial roles across a number of different industry sectors.

    Outside of the office, Laura enjoys spending time with her family and keeping fit.

  • Leanne Hately
    HR Manager
  • Leanne joined Temple in June 2018 as our HR Manager. She is responsible for the HR function working alongside the Board Directors to produce company HR strategy and policies. She works closely with Managers to recruit, train and retain employees.

    She’s been involved in regaining our Investors in People, recruitment, salary reviews, GDPR and policy work.  She also contributed to the research of apprenticeships and how these can be best used throughout Temple.

    Prior to working at Temple, she worked for a number of Large Private, Public Sector and Third Sector/Charity organisations. She is a fellow of the CIPD and has 20 years experience in HR, working on a number of large scale projects including organisational development, staff culture and motivation, TUPE, workforce planning, training and tenders.

    Outside of the office she is a keen strategic board game player, her favourite game is Mansions of Madness.

    Leanne has 3 beautiful children (8 yr old twins and a 12 yr old) who keep her very busy outside of work!


  • Mark Furlonger
    Senior Technical Director
  • Mark is a Senior Technical Director in the Planning Team. He has over 18 years’ experience in development planning, having worked in consultancy, central and local government.

    Mark joined Temple in 2013 and is responsible for the Planning and Communities team within Temple. He has considerable experience in leading and managing complex planning applications for the private sector. He has also led master planning work and policy and advisory projects for local authorities and government bodies.

    Mark has been involved in proposals within Central London including the redevelopment of Arthur Stanley House for UCLHC, new Stations for TfL and other housing and mixed use schemes within Lewisham, Croydon and Newham. Mark also leads major planning and EIA housing schemes in Essex.

    He has also led and managed work for DCLG on improvements to the planning system, plan policy making, changes in the performance measurement of local authorities and the future of regional development bodies. He has also worked as a planning officer to help deliver major mixed-use regeneration and infrastructure proposals.

    Mark holds a degree in Town Planning and a post graduate Diploma in planning and urban design.

    Outside of the office, when he’s not spending time with his young family, Mark tries to stay fit by doing athletics – with a particular interest in running. Mark is part of our team that goes out to MIPIM in Cannes.

  • Mark Skelton
    Executive Director - Delivery & Innovation
  • Mark joined Temple is 2013 and is a Board Director with overall responsibility for the delivery of the Group’s portfolio of client projects, as well as innovation, knowledge and proposition development.

    He is a highly experienced and commercially minded project director and consultant, who has worked on some of the UK's highest profile and complex infrastructure, development and regeneration projects.

    With diverse experience across most sectors, Mark regularly leads multidisciplinary design, assessment and management teams; as well as undertaking more specialised strategy consulting and research focused commissions.

    With a particular expertise in Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and the preparation and review of Environmental Statements (ESs), Mark focuses on developing assessment and implementation strategies that realise the highest level of client benefit (by delivering robust, viable and consentable development) at the same time as maximising the benefits to society and minimising impacts on the environment.

    Projects Mark has worked on include: Barking Riverside, Meridian Water, the Garden Bridge, the Northern Line Extension, Chelsea Barracks, Brent Cross Cricklewood, Thames Tideway Tunnel, Crossrail, London Powerlines Undergrounding, Purfleet Centre Regeneration, Aldershot Urban Extension, Blackwall Reach, Dibden Terminal Container Port and the London 2012 Olympics and Legacy.

    Prior to joining Temple, Mark worked for Capita Property & Infrastructure for over 12 years, were he led their planning, environment and design team.

    When not working, Mark likes walking, cycling and sailing, preferably in far-flung places.

  • Mark Southwood
    Founder and Chair
  • Mark is the founder of Temple Group and operates as Group CEO and Chairman for both Temple and The Ecology Consultancy Boards.

    Mark Southwood has played an important role in the planning and delivery of many high profile civil engineering projects in the UK including CTRL (HS1), HS2, Thameslink Programme, DLR and Tramlink schemes, airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton), road schemes and has a good track record identifying and managing environmental and planning risks. He has led sustainability appraisals, SEAs, EIAs, HIAs and prepared Sustainability Statements and Environmental Statements and acted in an expert capacity. He has contributed to policy and strategy for Government (Defra, DCLG, DfT), GLA, TfL, NwR (and its predecessor Railtrack) and managed research programmes for Government departments and CIRIA. He has served on various Professional and European Committees on transport and the environment.

    Prior to founding Temple, Mark worked as a senior manager in the public (London Borough of Hillingdon – Environmental Health) and private (Wimpey Environmental) sector on a wide variety of assignments, including oversight of major developments e.g. Stockley Park, Uxbridge re-development, M40/M4 realignment/widening schemes, Heathrow (T4 and T5 –early stage) and Planning Inquiries and expert witness work.

    Mark’s interests outside work includes travelling, photography, music (jazz in particular), classic cars, sport, reading, theatre and films.

  • Nigel Burton
    Technical Director
  • Nigel joined Temple in 2018 as a Technical Director with our Acoustics team. He is responsible for developing our architectural acoustics capabilities to which he brings a wealth of experience.

    He has been responsible for acoustics on a wide range of projects such as St Pancras Chambers (hotel and residential), 5 Canada Square (commercial office fit-out for Thomson Reuters), Bristol Royal Infirmary Cardio-Thoracic Centre (healthcare), as well as numerous schools and colleges for example Middlesbrough and Hastings Colleges (education).  As part of his MSc studies, Nigel examined various methods used for the assessment of aircraft noise adopted both historically and internationally and modelled the operations of a theoretical airport to compare planning practices adopted in different countries.

    Prior to joining Temple, Nigel worked for Bureau Veritas where he was a major contributor to their winning entry in the Environmental Noise Category at the Association of Noise Consultants Awards 2016 for his work with CSJV and Crossrail on achieving World Class Noise and Vibration Management on the Crossrail Station construction project at Bond Street.  Nigel also spent ten years working for AECOM, both in the UK and Australia, where he honed his skills in the acoustics of buildings.

    Outside of the office, Nigel enjoys exploring the UK, following Formula 1 motor racing and occasionally dons the overalls, gloves and helmet to go-karting.

    Nigel is an active member of the Institute of Acoustics (IOA), through which he has become a Chartered Engineer, and is a Board Member of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC).

  • Paul Greenwood
    Commercial Finance Director
  • Paul joined Temple in July 2014 as Commercial Finance Director. His primary focus is to underpin Temple’s ambitious growth programme by sustaining sound fiscal control, negotiating strong commercial agreements and providing high quality management information and strategic insight. He is also responsible for HR policy, IT infrastructure and office accommodation.

    He has led business planning, budgeting and investment appraisal processes within the public and private sectors; advised on debt and equity funding deals of over £75m for renewable energy and cleantech and transport businesses; and negotiated on behalf of public authorities on BPO JVs and PPP/PFI education and health projects with a value of over £500m.

    Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and has worked in senior finance roles across private and public sectors during thirty years in business, including CFO at the London Development Agency.

    Paul loves art galleries, remote countryside, prog rock and tapas bars; unfortunately, rarely co-located!

  • Peter Cole
    Associate Director
  • Peter joined Temple in 2012 and is an Associate Director within the EIA team.

    He is an experienced Project Manager and Project Director, working on a range of environmental assessment projects within the property and major infrastructure sectors. Recent roles of note include: managing the EIA for Barking Riverside, one of the largest brownfield regeneration schemes in the UK, and acting as environmental consultant route lead for the entire eastern leg of HS2 Phase 2.

    Prior to Temple, Peter worked at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets as their EIA Planning Officer; an experience which has been invaluable when providing support to a number of local authorities during their interactions with large infrastructure projects (e.g. the Thames Tunnel) and also when leading ES reviews on their behalf. During Peter’s twelve years of working within the environmental assessment sector, he has also worked with PRP Architects, Halcrow and TRL.

    Outside of the office Peter is an avid supporter of Arsenal Football Club, which always goes down well in Manchester, and enjoys eating cheese. He was once a part-time cheese monger and has even brought these skills to Temple, when we held our own wine and cheese event.

    Peter is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and is involved with the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) sitting on the EIA Specialist Interest Group and the North West Steering Group.

  • Rhian Halford (née Locke)
    Principal Consultant
  • Rhian joined Temple in April 2016 as a Principal Consultant. She has been responsible for developing Temple’s Construction Environment Management (CEM) service offering, alongside Terry O’Neill.

    Since starting at Temple she’s worked tirelessly to establish this new service line and has also led on a range of pivotal bids for the company. Aside from her core work, she’s also been very active in sharing her knowledge with our wider network, including running a Rail Week event for young professionals and producing a thought piece for Ciria on ‘sustainable lessons for major infrastructure’.

    Prior to working at Temple, Rhian worked as the EMS Manager at Crossrail. She was responsible for reducing the environmental impacts of Crossrail’s construction, which involved collaborative working with Tier 1 contractors.

    Outside of the office Rhian is interested in running, rugby, travelling and reading. Recently she’s been organising Temple’s running club.

    Rhian ran in Temple’s Great Team Relay. Her team finished in the top third of the overall race. We were very proud!

  • Robert Slatcher
    Principal Consultant
  • Robert joined Temple in 2011 as a Senior Consultant. He is now a Principal Consultant, responsible for Environmental Impact Assessment.

    While at Temple he has acted as environmental and sustainability project lead for the consenting phase of the Norton Bridge Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project for Network Rail.

    Robert has lead and contributed to a wide range of projects for Temple, and has been a Route Window Manager for HS2 Phase 1 since 2012, supporting the design development, EIA, House of Commons Select Committee process and construction delivery. He was also the EIA lead for a 940 unit residential development in Hounslow on behalf of the Notting Hill Housing Trust.

    Robert has written articles for several publications including The Rail Engineer, Infrastructure Intelligence and Construction News, as well as contributions to Temple’s blog. He also lectures and mentors at UCL on the integration of environment and engineering in major infrastructure projects.

    Prior to working at Temple, Rob worked for Jacobs. He lead in the delivery of the first Environmental Statement for a scheme to obtain a Development Consent Order under the Infrastructure Planning Act (2008) and undertook environmental assessment work in the rail, highway, energy, nuclear, defence and flood defence sectors.

    Outside of the office Robert enjoys playing football, watching films and spending time with his daughter.

    Robert helped develop and runs the Temple Graduate Development Programme.

  • Stephen Bell
    Principal Consultant
    Stephen Bell - Principal Consultant
  • Stephen joined Temple in 2013 as a Consultant. He is now a Principal Consultant, responsible for the GIS team and overall GIS and data provision within the business.

    Stephen has been involved in a number of Temple’s high profile projects, including HS2 Phase 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, where he has been the GIS and data manager with overall responsibility for data management and coordination, the appraisal of nearly 400 high speed route options, and large-scale map production. Stephen is also contributing on the BIM agenda and is aligning Temple with this through developing data management and project management processes.

    Prior to working at Temple, Stephen worked for the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive. Here he developed a tool to analyse the height above the road of the entire Sheffield tram network. This was required for legal reasons and allowed the organisation to assess problem hotspots and create intervention strategies.

    Outside of the office Stephen likes exploring new places, reading, writing and relaxing with the family.

  • Stephen Price
    Principal Comsultant
  • Stephen joined Temple in July 2017 as a Principal Consultant and is responsible for raising the profile of the Manchester office and providing EIA and planning support services in the north. He has over 10 years’ experience in the private sector and has advised a range of high profile clients, including Network Rail, Centrica, Asda and Persimmon Homes.

    Stephen’s main interest is in Environmental Impact Assessment and the positive role that the process can play in helping to identify and design out potential adverse environmental effects associated with development.  His Masters dissertation focussed on the consideration of alternatives in EIA for UK transport schemes, and through his recent rail experience he has been able to experience first-hand the benefits of environmental specialists working alongside project engineers to ensure that environmental considerations are given sufficient weight in the design process.

    Prior to joining Temple, Stephen worked at RSK, Drivers Jonas, Scott Wilson and two Greater Manchester Local Authorities.

    Whilst Stephen is based in Manchester he has experience in all corners of the UK, including a waste facility in Aberdeenshire, a wind farm in South Wales, a new supermarket in County Down and rail freight siding extension in Derbyshire.

    Outside of the office Stephen enjoys walking, photography, gardening and real ale.  He is also a big sports fan and whilst his playing days are all but over, he enjoys watching football (Manchester United) and cricket (Lancashire CCC).

  • Terry O'Neill
    Business Development Account Director
  • Terry joined Temple back in 2014 as an Account Director. In the 2 years that he’s been with us he’s helped to transform our approach to client and account management, as well as to diversify our infrastructure portfolio.

    At Temple he is responsible for co-ordinating strategic business development for major clients at all stages of a project and business lifecycle – from planning and environment appraisal, through to delivery, construction, risk and stakeholder management. He is also responsible for relationship management for major clients in the infrastructure and construction sectors.

    Prior to working at Temple, Terry worked with Bureau Veritas, Mott MacDonald and GEC both in UK and China. At Mott MacDonald he led a business group focussed on the design and delivery of communications solutions for government clients. During this phase of his career he won and delivered several key projects in the transport sector including Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 (Airport Express and London Underground Extensions), the new London Rail Concession for TfL and Dartford River Crossing toll systems upgrade.

    Outside the office Terry helps with his sons’ football team, including refereeing when necessary! He has recently obtained his FA level 1 Coaching qualification. He is always interested in sport and is open to any corporate invitations to rugby, football, cricket…!

    Terry is very active on twitter, make sure you follow him @terryonell65

  • Toby Wastling
    Principal Consultant
  • Toby joined Temple in 2010 as a Junior Consultant and is now a Principal Consultant working primarily in the EIA Team. He is responsible for the coordination and delivery of infrastructure projects.

    He’s been involved in a number of high profile projects including DP World London Gateway, High Speed 2 (Phase 1 Appraisal of Sustainability and Environmental Impact Assessment), Sizewell C and Garden Bridge. Toby is currently working as an Environmental Design Manager for Crossrail 2. Toby was seconded as the company’s Bid Manager in 2014 and subsequently still manages the Transport for London – Health, Safety and Environment Framework.

    Prior to working at Temple, Toby worked for AECOM as a seasonal ecologist.

    Outside of the office Toby plays cricket and closely follows Arsenal FC and Yorkshire CCC.

  • Tom Smeeton
    Technical Director
  • Tom joined Temple in January 2012 as a Principal Consultant. He is now a Technical Director, as a senior member leading the EIA HS2 team. He is responsible for the ETM’s HS2 Country South EIA Petition and Select Committee Support Team as the hybrid Bill progresses through the House of Commons. His responsibilities also included managing the design input and integrating mitigation within the scheme design. Tom has also been managing projects for TfL.

    Prior to joining Temple, Tom worked for Mouchel and Mott MacDonald amongst other practices. His other notable project experience includes, A5 WTC, Nottingham Express Tram, Manchester Metrolink, Croxley Rail Link amongst others. He is a Chartered Environmentalist and Geologist and is a Full Member of IEMA.

    Outside of the office Tom is a father of three, he is a keen hiker and cyclist. Tom now enjoys watching and following Ruby Union having hung up his boots several years ago.

    He is actively involved with the IEMA and is a CEnv and MIEMA membership assessor and an official mentor. Tom sat on the review panel for IEMA’s recent Guidance document Shaping Quality Design.

    Tom also writes for The Environmentalist – his latest article can be found here.