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Specialists Awards 2015 judges' profiles: Consultants and services

Leading experts from consultancies, law firms and training academies.


Daniella Abreu
Chief executive officer

Daniella Abreu is the founder and CEO of Sustainopolis, a start-up sustainability consultancy.

A civil engineer with a PhD in geotechnical engineering and sustainability, she was previously sustainability manager at Skanska Infrastructure Development, where she focused on corporate sustainability and strategy for large PPP projects in Europe, the US and Latin America.

Dr Abreu is also a lecturer at City University and a visiting lecturer at the University of Birmingham.

Peter Barker managing director BIM Academy

Peter Barker
BIM Academy
Managing director

Established by Northumbria University and Ryder Architecture in 2010, BIM Academy supports the industry in its adoption of BIM in the built environment.

Peter Barker is the organisation’s managing director and is responsible for business development and enterprise.

With a background in construction, Mr Barker was previously architectural director at Ryder and was responsible for the early research and development of BIM within the practice from 2003.

Steven Carey partner Speechly Bircham

Steven Carey
Speechly Bircham

Steven Carey is a partner and head of construction and engineering at Speechly Bircham.

He advises on a range of construction issues, from procurement and contract strategies through to dispute avoidance and resolution.

Mr Carey has a degree in civil and structural engineering and worked as a civil engineer for a major contractor before switching to law.

Fraser Davidson managing director – transportation&highways Hyder Consulting

Fraser Davidson
Hyder Consulting
Managing director – transportation and highways

Fraser Davidson joined Hyder’s Edinburgh office in 1990 and has gone on to work for the company throughout the UK and overseas, predominantly in the Middle East.

Backed by broad experience, he currently specialises in the highways and transportation sector, working on the design and management of bridges, immersed tubes, sea outfalls and water engineering projects.

Jon Hart partner Pinsent Masons

Jonathan Hart
Pinsent Masons

Jonathan Hart is a partner in the projects group of infrastructure law firm Pinsent Masons. He has more than 20 years’ experience advising on documentation for infrastructure, transport and other projects.

Mr Hart has acted for and advised public sector procuring authorities, private contractors, facilities managers, funders and investors.

Emily_Monastiriotis_partner in the Construction Engineering team Bond Pearce

Emily Monastiriotis
Bond Dickinson

Emily Monastiriotis is a partner at Bond Dickinson and has experience in construction and professional indemnity law.

She advises employers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on disputes and previously worked in the construction and engineering group at Mayer Brown International.

Ms Monastiriotis often sits on the RIBA professional conduct tribunal and the Society of Construction Law Council.

Kate Onions associate in the construction team Gateley

Kate Onions

Kate Onions is an associate at Gateley specialising in construction dispute resolution. She acts for residential developers, employers, main contractors and subcontractors on a range of disputes.

She is also chair of the National Association of Women in Construction (Midlands) and in 2005 she founded Inspiring Futures, a mentoring scheme for undergraduates at Birmingham City University.

Bill Price WSP

Bill Price

Bill Price is a director at WSP UK and a structural engineer by background. He has responsibility for the firm’s client management function, which involves driving connectivity across disciplines and UK offices.

Mr Price worked on the multi-award-winning Shard from the earliest stages of design development. He is currently working on the masterplan for Imperial College London, a large mixed-use station regeneration project in London, a major new stadium, and new cultural facilities in London and Stratford.

David Tarrant

David Tarrant
Mott MacDonald
Managing director – highways division

David Tarrant joined Mott MacDonald in March 2011 and leads the highways division both in UK and internationally, having previously acted as business sustainability director.

Mott MacDonald recently acquired water infrastructure specialist Bentley Holdings and operational highlights during the last year included the Cleaner Seas for Sussex scheme and the Covenham-Boston Pipeline.   


Chris Temple

Chris Temple is a partner and UK leader for engineering and construction at PwC.

With 15 years’ experience in the sector, he advises clients including aggregates firms, building products manufacturers and distributors, architects, consulting engineers, plant hire firms, contractors and housebuilders.

Mr Template also provides guidance on audit, tax and consulting, and works closely with banks that invest in the industry.


John Woodward
C&D Consultancy
Chief consultant

John Woodward’s consultancy practice, C&D Consultancy, is one of the leading consultants in the UK covering tower block demolition. 

Mr Woodward is the author of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors Tower Block Deconstruction Industry Guidance and is the former president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers.

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