Head of School, Architecture and Built Environment University of Wolverhampton and Director, Brownfield Research and Innovation Centre

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Head of Urban Regeneration, Homes England

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Senior Partnership and Business Manager, Homes England

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Technical Director - Contaminated Land, GHD

Dr Paul Nathanail took up his role as Technical Director of Contamination Assessment and Remediation with GHD in July. GHD is one of the world's leading professional services companies operating in the global market sectors of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. 


Paul is excited to be working with a team of over 10,000 colleagues across the world – One GHD!  He has already worked on projects in Australia, Middle East, Ireland and the West Indies – as well as the Lake District, Northumberland and Fulham!  He has also been working to help organisations understand and better manage their liabilities from PFAS – the forever chemicals.

He has recently been working on how to ensure innovative remediation integrates with sustainable remediation and maintains a social licence to operate.  He chaired the ISO working group that wrote BS ISO 18504:2017 and has published on operating windows and regularly teaches on remediation in British universities and audiences around the world – though not in person for the past few months.

Paul currently chairs the National Brownfield Forum and is deputy chair of the board of directors of SILC Register.  He is a director of CABERNET and chairs his local neighbourhood forum. 



Manager, Brownfield Research and Innovation Centre

Mark Schneider has 23 years of experience in the area of business support and technology transfer, particularly in the Higher Education sector. Mark also spent a number of years working in Luxembourg and Brussels delivering and managing European networks focused on SME support and improving the business focused activities of European universities. More recently, he set up a consultancy company to support the development of economic links between the West Midlands and China. He has a strong environment background, having worked in both the waste and water industries. He has a degree in geology and MScs in Mining Geology and Environment Monitoring and Assessment.



Head of Policy - Housing and Regeneration, West Midlands Combined Authority

Pat Willoughby has extensive experience working in strategic planning, housing and regeneration for a variety of public and private sector organisations.  She was a planning director of David Lock Associates leading multi-disciplinary teams in the preparation of master plans, development frameworks and strategic planning strategies.  As planning partner at Wei Yang & Partners, she was the principal author on their shortlisted submission for the Wolfson Prize on garden cities.  Most recently, she led the local authority and LEP partnership preparing the strategic growth plan for Leicester & Leicestershire.  At the West Midlands Combined authority, she works with local authorities and LEPS to support the delivery of new homes and jobs.  Place-making and inclusive growth lie at the heart of this work and remediating and re-using brownfield land is critical to its success.

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