Mark SouthwoodFounder and CEO
Chris FryManaging Director
Andrew BryantOperations Director
Mark SkeltonExecutive Director/Delivery & Innovation Director
Paul GreenwoodCommercial Finance Director
Chris FerraryHead of Delivery & Innovation
Terry O'NeillBusiness Development Account Director
Mark FurlongerSenior Technical Director
Peter GeorgeSenior Technical Director
Dani FiumicelliTechnical Director, Acoustics
Tom SmeetonTechnical Director
Charlene BakerAssociate Director
Peter ColeAssociate Director
Jenny StaffordAssociate Director
Katie AndertonPrincipal Consultant
Stephen BellPrincipal Consultant
Giulia CivelloPrincipal Consultant
Rhian LockePrincipal Consultant
Andrew MayesPrincipal Consultant
Robert SlatcherPrincipal Consultant
Erica WardPrincipal Consultant
Iain AudusBusiness Systems Manager
Laura BrooksFinancial Controller
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.
Chris is Temple’s Managing Director having joined the company as a Director in 2011. He leads the executive board, driving Temple’s strategy as a dynamic and collaborative consultancy. He was awarded Environmental Analyst’s business manager of the year in 2015.
He is a strategic thinker with wide ranging experience across transport, energy and flood/tidal defence infrastructure and development projects. Common to all of his work with clients is his appetite for ideas that deliver tangible improvements and unlock opportunities associated with the transition to a low carbon economy. He is an expert in impact assessment and is currently the project director for the Appraisal of Sustainability of the route options for High Speed 2 from the West Midlands to Manchester and Leeds.
Chris has 20 years’ experience with management and leadership roles in consultancy, research and regulatory organisations. Outside of the office Chris enjoys the great outdoors with his family and friends. He is also a trustee of a charity that supports community projects in South America.
Here is Chris talking to Infrastructure Intelligence about his Turquoise Cities concept to improve the liveability and resilience of UK cities and infrastructure.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Peter joined Temple in 2010 as a Principal Consultant. He is now a Senior Technical Director working within the EIA Infrastructure team. With over 25 years’ experience, he is responsible for delivering EIAs of major infrastructure projects, as well as technical leadership and management of other projects. He also supports on commercial contract and finance matters.
He’s been involved in the sustainability appraisal for HS2 Phase 2 (HS2 Ltd), EIAs for several heritage projects and currently is one of the environment managers for the EIA of Crossrail 2 (TfL/Network Rail). He leads Temple’s Environmental Statement expert review work, recently acting as lead reviewer on major developments for Ashford Borough Council and Babergh District Council. He sits on the IEMA Impact Assessment Network steering group and has written several articles and blogs on environmental issues.
Prior to working at Temple, Peter worked for several major consultancies in the UK and in Hong Kong. He was involved in numerous major infrastructure projects including transport, commercial and residential development, water and energy.
Outside of the office Peter is a keen classic car enthusiast and follower of Formula 1. He combines the latter with his love of travelling.
Peter is also involved in the management of our IEMA EIA Quality Mark membership, ensuring the company delivers on its commitment to excellence in EIA and training staff.
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.
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.
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.
Charlene is part of our team who go to MIPIM, keep an eye on our website to find out about our plans for this event.
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 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 South East Steering Group.
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.
Katie joined Temple in 2012 as an Environmental Consultant. She is now a Principal Consultant, responsible for leading and advising Clients on environmental constraints and opportunities for a number of major infrastructure projects in London.
Since joining Temple, she has taken the lead in fulfilling Temple’s contract as Environmental Advisor for the London Overground Capacity Improvement Programme (LOCIP), the West Anglia Stations Programme (WASP) prior to devolution and the London Overground Stations Programme (LOSTAT) including West Hampstead Station, Finchley Road & Frognal Station and Hackney Central Station.
More recently she has also been leading the EIAs for the Tramtrack Croydon (Dingwall Road Loop) TWAO and the Wey & Arun Canal (Phase 1) Restoration.
Prior to working at Temple, Katie worked for BWB Consulting. She was involved in project managing multiple mixed use developments requiring Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) around the UK. Schemes included RAF Upwood in Cambridgeshire, the Derby and Sandiacre Canal in Derbyshire and Rossington Eco Town in Doncaster.
Outside of the office Katie enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with her family.
Outside of her core work, Katie is heavily involved in business development, including actively attending events and leading on a number of key accounts.
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.
Giulia joined Temple in September 2010 as an intern. She is now a Principal Consultant in the EIA team, responsible for delivering high quality environmental statements for a range of property clients, and environmental statement reviews on behalf of local authorities.
She’s been involved in a diverse range of projects across infrastructure and property. Giulia is currently working on a number of exciting projects including an architecturally distinct residential led scheme in Brentford designed by Will Alsop, and a school development on green belt site on the outskirts of Maidenhead. She also spent several years working on the HS2 Phase 1 project, interfacing with the project engineers. She was heavily involved in the development of environmental mitigation for the project, particularly around noise, ecology and landscape.
Prior to working at Temple, Giulia worked for the Royal Institution of Great Britain. She was involved in delivering a programme of events for the general public on a range of scientific topics from climate change to quantum physics to the science of beer.
Outside of the office Giulia enjoys Lindy Hop dancing, recreating her Grandma’s Sicilian recipes and fine cheese and wine.
Giulia was the first Temple intern, and is still here five and a half years later!
Rhian Locke 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!
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.
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.
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 is currently working 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.
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.
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.