Key People

  • Andrew Bryant
    Executive Director
  • Andrew joined Temple in 2007 as Principal Consultant and has been the Project Manager or Project Director on many of our largest contracts, including the New Line Capacity Study (Department for Transport), DLR Dagenham Dock Extension, Heathrow Airtrack. He has worked continuously on HS2 since its inception in 2009, including as the Project Manager on HS2 Phase 1 Appraisal of Sustainability and Phase 2 AoS, as part of the ETM consortium leadership team for the HS2 Phase 1 EIA and hybrid Bill (London and Country South), Temple Project Director for HS2 Phase 2 EIA team, Project Director for several HS2 Enabling Works Contracts for Fusion in HS2 Area Central, including a joint venture with RSK He also provides strategic advice to Crossrail 2 (TfL).

    Prior to working at Temple, Andrew worked for ten years at the NSW Department of Planning (Australia), where he specialized in natural resource management in 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, writing, music and any form of travel.

  • Andrew Mayes
    Associate Director
  • Andy joined Temple in 2009 as a Consultant and is now Associate Director within the Infrastructure team, working predominantly on the co-ordination and delivery of large scale infrastructure projects. He is also a people manager for the EIA infrastructure team.

    Andy initially led the GIS and data management of the HS2 Phase 1 Appraisal of Sustainability (AoS) before moving into the Infrastructure team, leading and supporting in the delivery of the HS2 Phase 2 AoS. He is currently a key member of the Stakeholder Engagement team supporting the HS2 Phase 2 Environmental Statement

    Andy has strong background and technical understanding of GIS, spatial and network analysis, having been involved in and a leading on a 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 into a number high profile projects, including HS2 Phase 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, both in terms of technical input but also project management, co-ordination, public consultation and client delivery.

  • Antony Gregson
    Principal Consultant
  • Antony is a principal consultant at Temple Group working within the Acoustics team.

    Prior to joining Temple, he studied an MSc in Environmental and Architectural Acoustics in London. In the past 7 years at Temple he has worked on a wide range of noise and vibration projects. He has provided continuing support on a number of major infrastructure and construction projects in the UK such as Crossrail, HS2, Northern Line Extension and Thames Tideway Tunnel from which he has gained experience and understanding in a number of disciplines within the environmental sector. He is an experienced user of both DataKustik Cadna-A and ArcMap GIS and was recently part of the team involved in modelling and producing the noise insulation assessment for sensitive receptors in Euston.

  • Chris Ferrary
    Senior Director
  • Chris joined Temple in September 2011 as a Technical Director. He is now a Senior 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.

  • David Hourd
  • David is an experienced environmental planner with over 18 years’ of delivering EIAs, SEAs/SAs and other environmental assessments. He has specific skills and experience in managing assessments for infrastructure, urban development, renewable energy, marine projects and highways schemes including for DCOs. His experience ranges from appraisal of strategic plans, through gaining development consents to onsite construction environmental management.

    David has undertaken and managed numerous EIAs for infrastructure and highways schemes including a thorough knowledge of DMRB standards and WebTAG including notably for DCO projects. His wider experience lies in consents delivery and planning. He worked as a consents officer for National Grid, has worked closely with numerous Local Authorities in developing their Local Plans and has advised the MoD on complex consenting approaches for their sites.

    He has had extensive involvement in preparing and managing SEAs and SAs for a variety of plans and strategies and managing the provision of training and advice to local authorities and Government departments/agencies. This has also included acting as expert witness.

    David joined Temple’s Infrastructure group as a Director in June 2020, prior to which he had worked at Hyder/Arcadis for 16 years and before that Babtie Group. During his time at Arcadis David held the positions of UK EIA Lead, Impact Assessment Business Manager responsible for the operational management of 40 EIA and sustainability staff, Team Leader for the northern offices and Global Community of Practice Lead for EIA and SEA.

    David is a Chartered Environmentalist and holds a BSc in Geography (Southampton) and an MA in EIA and Management (Manchester).

    David is based in Temple’s Manchester office.

  • Howard Waples
  • Howard is a Technical Director at Temple, with almost 20 years of relevant experience across a broad range of environmental planning and sustainability disciplines and across multiple industry sectors.

    He is highly experienced at directing, co-ordinating and project managing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), primarily across the urban regeneration, transportation, rail and energy sectors. He has also undertaken numerous reviews of environmental and sustainability reports, advising clients and colleagues on legal and technical robustness of assessment approaches, and assuring quality of deliverables.

    He has a diverse range of professional interest and experience such as Health and Equalities Impact Assessments, climate change strategies, Sustainability Appraisal/SEA and Construction Environmental Management for all scales of project, as well as providing forward thinking sustainable, healthy and digitally enabled design advice.

  • 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
  • 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 design, planning and environmental work for a variety of large scale infrastructure projects throughout the UK with a particular focus on water, energy and mineral developments. Jenny specialises in dealing with complex projects that often have a number of engineering, planning, environmental or technical issues to overcome. Jenny is currently working as Planning Lead on the River Thames Scheme, a major flood alleviation proposal for the EA spanning six different planning authorities across Surrey and west London. Jenny enjoys solving technical problems and promotes collaborative working and proactive engagement whilst also front loading the formation of strategies and risk identification to ensure efficient project management. Other 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), an Associate Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers (AMICE) and an Associate Member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB).

    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 infrastructure providers in London and the South East.

    Outside of work, Jenny enjoys running and taking her young daughter for days out exploring in the city or countryside. She also has a keen interest in photography and writes a blog on historic London architecture which you can follow on Instagram @libraryoflondonarchitecture.

  • 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.

  • Mark Furlonger
    Senior Director
  • Mark is a Senior Director in the Planning Team. He has over 20 years’ experience in development planning, having worked in consultancy, central and local government.

    Mark joined Temple in 2013 and is principally responsible for the Planning and Property teams. 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 consultancy projects for local authorities and government bodies.

    Mark has led major schemes within Central London including the redevelopment of NHS sites, new Stations for TfL and other housing and mixed use schemes. Mark also leads major housing and mixed use schemes outside of London, as well as major infrastructure schemes in the water industry and flood defence.

    He has led and managed work for central government on improvements to the planning system, plan policy making, the performance measurement of local authorities and their funding and on the Planning Practice Guidance . He has also worked as a planning officer delivering 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
    Managing Director
  • 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
  • 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).

  • Rhian Halford (née Locke)
    Associate Director
  • 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
  • Robert joined Temple in 2011 as a Senior Consultant. He is now an Associate Director, 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.

  • Spencer McGawley
    Technical Director
  • Spencer recently joined the Temple Property, having previously work in scientific consulting, engineering consulting, and large multi-disciplinary companies. Client and delivery focused, he brings a variety of experience gained on an array of project types and genres.

    Spencer has extensive experience in masterplanning, planning, Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Appraisal, and project delivery on all types of green/brownfield development, including major residential and urban regeneration projects (Grahame Park Estate, Barnet; Westbury Estate and South Lambeth Estate regenerations, Lambeth),  commercial land schemes (Bexhill Enterprise Park North),  road schemes (North Bexhill Access Road) and regional housing studies (Partnership for Urban South Hampshire Housing Strategy).

    This variety of work has left him adept at forming and running highly effective project teams. He has experience of all aspects of the technical assessment of development proposals, and is an experienced document author, auditor, speaker and project/team lead.

    He has authored Planning, Design and Access Statements, Environmental Statements (both Town and Country Planning Regs, and Local Development Orders), legal briefs and environmental survey specifications. Spencer also has experience in technological consulting; and has advised clients on smart technology strategy and policy, renewables strategies and market engagement and segmentation, and is happy to talk urbanism, design and the need to re-humanise our urban fabric to function in the next 100 years.

    Outside of Temple, he is also a Strength and Conditioning Coach, and loves biomechanics, physiology, and the study of human movement and performance.

  • 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 Digital Delivery team and overall digital and data provision within the business.

    Stephen has been involved in a number of Temple’s high profile projects, including HS2 Phase 1 EIA, Phase 2 AoS, Phase 2B EIA and Northern Powerhouse Rail, where he has been an integral part in map and data delivery, and the automation of critical processes.

    Stephen is also exploring and implementing solutions to improve the coordination and management of data and to make information more accessible to a wider audience. He is particularly interested in how emerging technologies can compliment existing ones to aid clients and communities.

    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.

  • Dr Xiangyu Sheng
  • Dr Xiangyu Sheng is a leading expert in Environmental Science and Climate Change with 25 years’ experience. She has wide range of expertise in sustainability, climate change, whole life cycle carbon assessment, air quality modelling and management, emission inventory, odour, construction dust, environmental impact assessment for large infrastructure schemes including aviation, rail, highway, energy, industrial schemes and urban development. She has been a technical lead for numerous high profile projects e.g. HS2, TfL, London 2012 Olympic Legacy, Brent Cross, Crossrail, 2008 Beijing Olympic, EU-China LIEP, EU EMCP and EU EGP. While bringing vision and leadership to the business,  She has demonstrated in depth technical capability throughout her career,

    As a system thinker, Dr Sheng is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (FRMets), a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Chartered Physicist (CPhys) , a Chartered Scientist (CSci) and a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv).  Dr Sheng has a BSc in Applied Physics and BEng in Environmental Engineering; MSc in Environmental Engineering and MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development, as well as a PhD in Environmental Science.  She was an expert member of the Environment and Water Sector Advisory Group (EWSAG), UKTI (2008-2012) and a former committee member of UK-China Green Building and Eco-City Working Group (2009-2012). She has acted as an Expert Witness and provided proof of evidence at planning hearings. She has more than 40 journal and conference publications. She co-authored and published a book titled ‘Air Dispersion Modelling in Regulatory Applications’ in 2005.


  • Stephen Price
  • 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 is a Chartered Geographer (CGeog) and a people manager for the EIA Infrastructure Team.

    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 and is the Socio-economic Deputy Lead for HS2 Phase 2b (Manchester Leg). 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
    Senior Director
  • Tom joined Temple in January 2012 as a Principal Consultant. He is now a Senior Director, 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 four, 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.