Until April 2014 John held one of the UK’s most senior building conservation positions as Assistant Director of Cadw, the Welsh Governments Historic Environment Service and prior to that worked for English Heritage. At Edwards Hart, John leads on building conservation, sustainability, energy efficiency and project management and working across the UK and Ireland. Through the Edwards Hart ‘Environment Study Centre’ John also leads on their education and management consultancy work and examples include contributing to the National Trust buildings review and the development of the CIOB building conservation certification scheme, which he has taken through into completion of its pilot including the development and delivery of associated training.
His qualifications includes an MA in Architectural Conservation and he is a Fellow of the CIOB and the RICS, a Chartered Environmentalist and a full member of the Institute for Historic Building Conservation and certified / accredited by three institutes. He also contributes to the development of best practice which includes lead authorship of BS 7913: 2013: Guide to the Conservation of Historic Buildings, lead author of the RICS iSURV resource on ‘Managing Risks in Building Conservation Projects’ and a member of BSI committees covering both conservation and energy efficiency. Latterly the development of the standard specification for the retrofit of UK dwellings of all ages, PAS 2035 as a member of the steering group.
John contributes to the education of students and practitioners which includes his professorship at the University of Wales Trinity St David and also delivering training for the CIOB Academy.