President (and Finance Director)
Immediate Past President
Andrew Rowe - President (and Finance Director)
Andrew is a Chartered Engineer. He has delivered and managed many capital projects, including leading the technical and delivery elements of Suffolk County Council’s Building Schools for the Future and School Re-organisation programmes.
Andrew previously managed the in-house consultancy team at Suffolk County Council, offering multi-disciplinary design services, project and programme management, and estates advice on acquisitions, disposals and ratings.
In 2013 he became the Managing Director of the new company formed by Suffolk County Council to deliver its design and property consultancy. Concertus Design and Property Consultants Limited is multidisciplinary team of property consultants offering a wide range of property services to the public and private sector.
Mike Shaw - Immediate Past President
Mike Shaw, BA (Hons) Architecture, B. Arch (Hons) has 25 years experience as an architectural teacher and practitioner in both Europe and the US. He is currently Head of Design for the Mace Group, where he leads a team of 120 consultants, creating a diverse portfolio which including education projects, urban regeneration, offices and residential projects for both the public and private sectors.
Since his appointment in 2008, his design group has doubled, and in recognition of this fact, the group was recognised as a distinct section of the Mace consultancy offer in 2012. During his time in charge of the group, the architectural practice have been shortlisted and won 16 regional and national awards. He is regarded as a gifted teacher, mentor and leader, with an ability to create and communicate simple solutions to complex problems.
Mike has previously worked for a number of blue chip architectural practices, including; Donald Insall Associates (Cambridge), Rock Townsend (London), Foster and Partners (London), Studio Intini (Bari), Ian Simpson Architects (Manchester) and Munckenbeck + Marshall (London). He has lectured and taught in the UK and America, having spent 5 years as a member of the faculty at the Liverpool school of Architecture and as a visiting professor at the Universities of Washington and California (Berkley).
A number of Mike’s schemes have been the subject of design awards and commendations including RIBA spirit of ingenuity award, Green Building of the Year, LABC Built in Quality award, SCALA Building of the Year, Building Futures Award and HAA Building of the Year.
Mark Dunne - Technical Director
Mark Dunne BEng (Hons) CEng MCIBSE MSLL MIAM, is a property industry professional with over 35 years’ experience in all aspects of the built asset life cycle. Mark’s experience covers a wide range of property related services from Strategic Asset Management, Design Services, Estates Management, FM and Energy Services. A high proportion of his experience has been gained in the Public Sector working with both Local and Central Government across the UK.
Mark is a Chartered Building Service Engineer and has full membership of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineering is a Member of the Society of Light and Lighting, Member of Institute of Asset Management and a Member of SPACES.
Mark currently works for Atkins and is a Director within their Design and Engineering team. His key role is in the development of industry leading property solutions. These solutions support organisations to design and implement major change programmes that optimise their property performance helping to enhance their front line services. Experiences include; Portfolio optimisation including right sizing, improving Asset Management performance, capital programme optimisation and commercialisation of property delivery teams.
Greg Keeling - Events Director
Greg Keeling, BEng (Hons) CEng MCIBSE MIET LRPS has over 30 years’ experience in building services engineering, including design, the procurement of professional consultancy and contracting services and the management of frameworks.
Greg heads the technical team within Infrastructure Delivery at Essex County Council which is responsible for delivering the county councils (construction) capital programme. Areas of responsibility include architecture/design, building services engineering, strategic planning, cost management, technical and environmental standards, contracts, construction/engineering/health and safety inspection, management of the Essex County Council Construction Framework, external professional and construction framework management, performance management of external project managers, client cdm and cost management services.
As well as being a founding member and director of SPACES, he is past president of both the Society for Construction and Architecture in Local Authorities (SCALA) and the Society of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SCEME).
He is a CIBSE Committee member for the Schools Design Group and the Natural Ventilation Group and a member of BSRIA soft landings group. Greg has published various technical articles in journals and was the principal author (client chapter) for the CIBSE TM 57 publication 'School Design'.
Fiona Fanning - Executive Director
Fiona has had over 10 years’ experience working with and for the government. Her career started working at the Building Research Establishment, BRE, carrying out research for various parts of the Building Regulations, including Parts G, H and L. Her work also included the ground breaking project on water efficient housing for Essex and Suffolk Water. Subsequently she worked at the Department for Education in the School Design Unit project managing a number of projects including the development of BREEAM for Schools. She also worked on a pan-European project on the retrofitting of educational buildings. For four years, Fiona was on a career break to look after her young children. In this time she has assisted SCEME with administrative tasks, IT and helping to run their joint Study Day with SCALA. For the last three years Fiona was the manager of SCALA. Now the Manager for SPACES she organises their National Events, is Company Secretary and Treasurer.Contact