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Top Speakers Lined Up For FSP Conference

AMONG the speakers confirmed so far for the FSP conference are:
l Baroness Sal Brinton of Kenardington, a senior Liberal Democrat politician, sits on the government benches in the House of Lords.
Baroness Brinton has a long and varied career which began in production at the BBC before moving on to work as a venture capitalist investing in high tech companies and the construction industry. In 1997 she won East Anglian Business Woman of the Year.
She has been bursar of both Selwyn College and Lucy Cavendish College at the University of Cambridge and maintains a strong interest in education.
She has been deputy chair of the East of England Development Board and is currently a director of the University for Industry.
l Dave Richardson is a director of Sustainable Products at BRE. His interests include participation in the preparation of national and international standards and building codes, including the UK Building Regulations. He started his career with the Laing Technology Group having gained a Masters degree in Geomaterials from London University.
In 1996 he joined WS Atkins working in the geotechnical and tunnelling division before joining BRE in 1998 and working first in the Centre for Concrete Construction and then the Centre for Whole Life Construction and Conservation. In 2007 he became director of the Building Technology Group (BTG).
l Ankita Dwivedi is a senior associate architect and designer with Gensler, which has been ranked number one in the world’s top 300 architectural companies for the last three years. Gensler employs around 2,200 people with a network of 40 offices around the globe.
Ankita is a leader in the field of sustainable design and has a strong interest in all aspects of the way we design and operate our buildings, procure materials and dispose of waste. She is currently working on several projects around the world.
l Rob McCulloch works for Skanska UK as a sustainability manager, part of the global construction company and winner of many awards for their commitment to sustainable issues.
Skanska UK has revenue of around £1.2bn and 5,000 employees. Rob previously worked with the National Grid in developing and embedding a carbon tool used to drive innovation and carbon reduction.
He currently works with the Skanska AB globally in developing carbon tools for the wider business and is also involved in aligning Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with building information modelling (BIM) at global level
Leilani Weier is a global environment manager for Linklaters, a global law firm which advises prominent global corporations and financial institutions on their most important and challenging transactions and assignments.
Linklaters is a recognised leader and corporate adviser in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Leilani is heavily involved in the company’s implementation of its internal CSR policies which strongly influence its procurement decisions for it office space in 29 locations around the world.
l Presentations from the flooring industry include vice presidents and directors from Shaw Industries Group (Paul Murray, vp sustainability, and environmental affairs, Tarkett, Desso, Forbo, Gemini Adhesives Group and RMF Installation and Services.

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