The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers Yorkshire Region
Cibse Yorkshire Region

Our Judges

All of our judges have volunteered their time and expertise to help us deliver the Awards.

Some are more camera shy than others, but whether they have sent us their details or otherwise we are hugely grateful for their support. 

Karl Redmond, has over 25 years of property experience ranging from estate rationalisation, finance, strategic/commercial planning and analysis. He is a Director of both the UK BIM4SME and UK BIM4HEALTH groups, endorsed by Cabinet Office. He is also a Fellow of the Leeds Sustainability Institute.

Karl is engaged in various initiatives surrounding social infrastructure; procurement; project management; facilities & estate management; strategic integrated business & estate planning. He is also pursuing a PhD with Leeds Beckett University with a focus on NHS Estates and Patient Pathways via the digitisation of the built environment, BIM and ‘Internet of Things’ agenda. He is actively coordinating and driving Smart Asset Management projects with Estates groups, capturing, BMS, CAFM, Life Cycle costs benefits/data via asset, component attribute understanding and democratized through the IoT.  

Professor Alan J Newall
 is currently an Associate Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, following his retirement from his post of Head of School of The Built Environment at Northumbria University.

Alan has been associated with the development of Building Services Engineering higher education since joining Newcastle Polytechnic in 1976. He has been involved in a number of CIBSE Regional(North East) activities and National CIBSE Committees, involving Education and Training. He is currently a member of the CIBSE Degree accreditation moderator panel.

Edward Murphy, Chartered Building Services Engineer, B Eng (Hons), C.Eng, MCIBSE, MASHRAE

Edward is a graduate of University of the SouthBank, London with a degree in Building Services. He is a chartered building services engineer with a proven track record in design and project management of high profile low energy buildings. In his career to date he has been involved in the design and management of a number of award winning low carbon projects.

Most recently he has turned his attention to closing the gap between predicted design and actual in use energy use in buildings. His team won the 2013 CIBSE Performance Award for the design and implementation of 2 St Paul’s Place for the DfE, considered now to be the lowest energy sealed and comfort cooled office building on the government estate.

He recently left Mott MacDonald where he led the Sheffield based building services team to set up his own sustainability and building performance professional practice to specifically offer new and innovative approaches to customer and end user centric design of buildings and workplaces.

Dr Rick Holland is one of Innovate UK’s two regional managers across the North of England. Additionally he is an Innovation Lead in Innovate UK’s Infrastructure Systems sector team.

Rick has led several high-profile competitions and programmes relevant to the built environment.  This includes the £4m Building Whole-Life Performance programme, £4m Future Energy Management of Buildings programme, analysis of the £17m Retrofit for the Future programme, and the £1m digital toolkit for Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Rick is a Chartered member of CIBSE and has twice chaired the innovation stream of CIBSE’s annual conference. In 2006 he gained a PhD in smart property technologies.

Rick’s current role is to align Innovate UK’s activities and strategies for collaboration and partnership across the North of England.  He is delighted to judge the CIBSE Yorkshire awards for a second year as they help shine the spotlight on a valuable innovation cluster for the North.

Georgina (prefers George) Penfold

With a background in energy efficiency, George is an experienced energy professional.  After starting her career in engineering consultancy, George worked for four years as an in-house Energy Manager with responsibility for around 90 premises before moving into a public buying organisation to head up the delivery of new Energy Solutions services for the public sector.  This included both procurement and consultancy support to customers wanting to invest in energy generation technologies, energy efficient refurbishments or infrastructure relating to energy supply and metering. George now runs her own business working with energy suppliers, technology installers and end-users across both public and private sectors.

Her forté is distilling complex policy or technical issues down to what a non-specialist audience, such as a Board of Directors, really needs to know.  This skill is put to effect by offering straight-talking, pragmatic advice to help clients deliver complex change management projects or to achieve cost and efficiency savings on their energy use.  George is a skilled communicator, in high demand as a speaker and content writer, noted for this ability to explain difficult topics in an engaging, accessible way.

George was named Industry Expert of the Year in the Energy Live Consultancy Awards 2016 and is looking forward to seeing the best of Yorkshire engineers and energy managers represented at the 2017 Yorkshire CIBSE awards.

Cath Noakes is a Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds.  She is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with a background in fluid dynamics and research interests in indoor air quality and ventilation. She teaches modules on building physics and indoor air quality to undergraduate and MSc students. She is also Director of Research for her department and the Faculty of Engineering lead for Athena SWAN, a national initiative supporting women in engineering.

Cath leads an internationally recognised group carrying out experimental and modelling based studies to explore the transport of airborne pathogens, the influence of indoor airflows and the effectiveness of engineering approaches to controlling disease transmission. She has been an investigator on projects worth over £6M and was an EPSRC Challenging Engineering Award holder. She has worked in international and multi-disciplinary teams with recent projects involving architects, engineers, mathematical modellers, microbiologists, epidemiologists, computer scientists and clinicians.

Cath’s work has been published in over 80 papers in peer reviewed journals and international conference proceedings, and she has presented at academic and industry focused conferences worldwide. She has co-authored guidance on isolation facilities for the Department of Health and contributed to building design guides on ventilation and air disinfection including CIBSE guide A and CIBSE AM11.

Steve Joyce’s career with SES Engineering Services began in 1992 working in most roles from Supervisor up to his current position of Business Director North covering Yorkshire, the North East and North West whilst sitting on the main SES Board of Directors. 

Steve is a team player who fosters close working relationships with clients and their representatives.  His strong technical knowledge, together with a wealth of practical experience, enables him to run the Northern region as well as contributing to the running of SES nationally. 

Steve takes an active interest in best practice methods and innovative new products which he successfully puts into practice to the benefit of SES’ clients.

After graduating in 2004 with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering Steven Halmshaw began his career as a Building Services Engineer in the public sector, during which time he also achieved a Master’s Degree.

Steven heads up the Leeds office of Waterman Building Services and has developed considerable expertise in commercial, education and retail sectors. He is particularly expert in low energy integrated building design and is helping the company lead the way in BIM and 3D Revit based technologies.

Darren Finley is Chief Commercial Officer of Ideal Commercial Boilers and Keston Heating, a role he has held for the last 5 years.

Darren has worked in the HVAC industry for over 30 years.  During this time, he has built up experience of all aspects of the building services industry, working for both manufacturers and contractors, on commercial and domestic applications and in sales, service and technical roles.

Jonathan Goodliffe is the senior partner at Brentwood Design with over 15 years of building services industry experience. He is a Chartered Engineer and holds a Masters in Renewable Energy Enterprise & Management. 

With experience in some of the country’s most high profile buildings, Jonathan excels at providing simple solutions to complex engineering challenges ensuring operational efficiency is delivered as a priority. His commitment to exceed client expectations has resulted in the business securing a large proportion of its workload from repeat commissions.

Jonathan’s experience has recently been focussed around large scale commercial and student residential developments, successfully delivering projects across the UK for clients such as Unite Group PLC and Renaker Build Ltd.

Andy Chell is one of the UK’s best-known, and best-trusted voices in the lighting market. As a regular blogger, commentator and well-known personality on the lighting circuit, Andy leads Lumilow as Managing Director.

With over 25 years commercial experience, he describes the lighting sector as a great industry to be in, and one of the few things in life we ‘need’ to live. As Managing Director means he has overall responsibility for the business, sales, marketing, operations, finance and making a brew. Andy enjoys anything that has an engine in it and also mountain biking. Not a lot of people know however, that he is a trained pyrotechnic (or pyromaniac to his wife!), which means he can carry out professional firework displays.

Mark Johnson has over 20 years’ experience as a building services engineer; working and collaborating with the industry’s highest calibre clients. Having previously worked for large international consultancies Mark is currently a Partner at Brentwood Design. His career has been based around client focused high quality design, affordable solutions, strong leadership, clear communication and effective project management. 

As a Chartered Engineer, Mark is committed to creating built environments that provide the best surroundings for people to work and live, with well-developed solutions that appropriately incorporate all the necessary project requirements. He is experienced in working closely with architects, structural and civil engineers, and other design and delivery team members to ensure the engineering solutions are fully integrated.

Mark’s experience is across a diverse range of sectors but with a strong focus on commercial development including work space, large scale residential and mixed use development. Putting the understanding of the client’s needs at the heart of the engineering process, his ability to engage stakeholders and other design team members in a collaborative process is invaluable to all of the projects that he delivers.


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