Adrian has particular interests in environmentally sensitive building, especially low embodied greenhouse gases, the conservation and appropriate treatment of our built heritage, and resolving conflicts between those two considerations to attain an optimal outcome. An engineer by training, he is always ready to consider innovative materials and approaches.
Adrian has followed a technical path commencing with Masters' level degrees in engineering and Oceanography, the latter providing clear insight and experience into climate science (he also went on to marry a climate scientist). Beyond straightforward application of his degrees, Adrian's career has spanned regulatory work, stakeholder engagement, and IT. Before a series of events led his transition toward the security and management of computer systems, time working both for the UK civil service and industry provided comprehensive experience of designing, analysing and negotiating regulation at domestic, EU and international levels, while through roles within the offshore sector he was involved in establishing and promoting enhanced safety cultures in industry. He has also been heavily involved in consultation processes and stakeholder engagement, including the stakeholder led projects to designate Marine Conservation Zones around the UK. Adrian currently holds the post of Chief Technical Officer for another company.
As a member of both the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and the Victorian Society, with his own ongoing renovation project and having grown up in a 16th century cottage in E.Wales, Adrian maintains effective links with the built heritage sector and associated industries. He is a firm believer in practical experience, and can often be found with a trowel or roofing hammer in hand.