Sustainable Futurist, Chair of EUGIC 2017 Budapest
Sustainable Futurist with over 20 years’ experience of business and media in the corporate, property and built
environment sectors, Jim McClelland pursues a portfolio career of consultancy rôles, plus professional
editorial, journalism and events commitments.
As a journalist and media commentator, Jim regularly has work featured in supplements for The Times and
The Sunday Times newspapers, specialising in Sustainability matters and writing on topics such as ‘Smart
Cities’ and the ‘Future of Construction’. Found on Twitter as @SustMeme, Jim has been ranked as one of the
top 30 bloggers on Sustainability worldwide and included in Debrett’s ‘People of Today’, which celebrates
individuals who are positively influencing Great Britain and inspiring others through their achievements and
European Federation of Green Roof and Wall Associations – EFB, Austrian Green Roof and Living
Wall Association VfB, University of Life Sciences BOKU Vienna, Green For Grey/Grün Statt Grau
Vera Enzi has an MSc in Landscape Planning and Landscape Architecture. She used to work in urban green
infrastructure research at the University of Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), currently teaching as an external
lecturer. She co-founded Green4Cities, the urban green infrastructure competence center start-up in 2014. As
spokeswoman, she represents the European Federation and Austrian Association of Green Roofs and Walls
and helped form ÖGREEN in 2016 – the new Austrian Network for Green Infrastructure. She is an
international expert in nature-based solutions and green infrastructure such as green roofs, outdoor and
indoor green walls, rain gardens and permeable paving.
President of the EFB – European Federation of Green Roof and Wall Associations and Founding
Director of Livingroofs.org
Dusty Gedge is a Green Infrastructure consultant working in London, UK and Europe. He is the current
President of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations (EFB), founder of Livingroofs.org, and is a
working group member of the EU Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services Working Group. Biodiversity
and birds on green roofs drew him into this work 20 years ago. Nature is at the heart of his work although he
naturally deals with all the issues that cities face and how vegetation can help cities adapt to climate change.
Dusty Gedge is a recognised authority, designer, consultant and public speaker on green roofs. He has
worked on Green Infrastructure projects in the UK for the last 15 years. Some of these are recognised as
seminal projects, especially in London. Dusty Gedge also advises virtually on projects across the world
through his consultancy firm the Green Infrastructure Consultancy [GIC].
Dusty Gedge has also been a TV presenter on a number of UK shows and makes his own Green
Intrastructure and Green Roof and Nature Videos. He is also an avid nature photographer and social
networker, posting on Twitter, Facebook and G+.
Studio Laura Gatti Landscape
Laura Gatti is an internationally-recognised agronomist, landscape consultant and landscape designer and codesigner
of the multi-award-winning ‘Bosco Verticale’ by architect Stefano Boeri. Studio Laura Gatti founded
in 1992 specializes horticultural and soil consultancy and design, tree care and management plans, with
special skills and experience in the restoration of historical sites and integrating greening into buildings –
green roofs, green walls, hanging gardens.
Founder and first President of the Italian Society of Arboriculture. Adjunct Professor at the Department of
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Milan since 2005. Awarded Professional of the Year
2008 and the Fabio Rizzi Medal by Flormart-Miflor, the most important exhibition in Italy.
Director, Green Infrastructure Consultancy Ltd
Gary is a consultant ecologist, Chartered Environmentalist, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and
Environmental Management, Director of the Green Infrastructure Consultancy, thesis tutor at Bartlett School
of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment at University College London.
Gary is author of ‘Green Roofs and Facades’ (BRE Press 2006), ‘Ecosystem Services Come to Town –
Greening cities by working with nature’ (Wiley 2012) and ‘The Water Sensitive City’ (Wiley 2016).
Design projects include the London Olympic Park Biodiversity Action Plan, Green Walls at Rubens at the
Palace Hotel London, Whitehill-Bordon Eco Town, Lend Lease HQ Roof Garden, Westfield living wall, Natural
History Museum Wildlife Garden, Education City, Qatar and Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi.
Head of Programme, Natural Systems & Sustainability, European Environmental Agency
Ronan Uhel is Head of Natural System and Sustainability (NSS) at the EEA. He is responsible for the
strategic and operational activities on inter-connected topics to inform ecosystem natural capital issues,
covering biodiversity, inland waters and marine environment, land and territorial issues, including the
agriculture and forest sectors. He has responsibilities for several European Topic Centres.
He joined the EEA in October 1995 as project manager for state of environment (SoE) reporting and was
appointed Head of Group Land Use in 2003. With an academic background in Geography, Physical planning
and Oceanography, and a European Commission traineeship in EU environmental legislation and regional
policies, he has 25 years of professional experience in environmental and sustainable development, analysis
and assessments at European and international level. Before joining the EEA, he worked for the French
Institute for the Environment (1993-1995) where he was in charge of the national Corine Land cover
programme (Co-ordination of Information on the Environment –EU programme). Prior to this, he worked for
EC Directorate General for Environment and Civil protection for several years on EU state of the environment
reports and the Corine programme.
Biodiversity Lead, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
Marco Fritz is policy officer at the European Commission’s Directorate General (DG) for Research and
Innovation since 2015. He coordinates the Commission’s policy on nature-based solutions.
Prior to working in DG Research, he was responsible for the Commission’s policy on Green Infrastructure in
DG Environment, which led to the adoption of the Commission’s Green Infrastructure strategy in 2013.
Bio-geographer by training, he worked in several companies on nature, biodiversity and ICT before joining the
Commission in 2006. Currently, he is exploring how to stimulate engagement of policies makers,
stakeholders, scientists and the public on nature-based solutions in Europe and globally.
ICLEI Europe – Local Governments for Sustainability
ICLEI is the globally-leading network of cities on sustainable development. ICLEI’s work is to counter cities’
continued overspend of our global natural capital, but also their enormous potential to become sustainable.
Holger has a Diploma in Spatial Planning and over 25 years in public sector sustainability management and
planning, resource efficiency, climate change response, and resilience of urban areas and ecosystems.
As member of the ICLEI Europe Board of Directors, his responsibilities include strategic development and
political representation of ICLEI to relevant bodies, institutions and the public. Holger leads the Sustainable
Resources, Climate & Resilience programme, focusing on all aspects of sustainable urban development from
a (natural) resource management point of view. This includes resource efficiency, climate mitigation and
adaptation, water management, biodiversity and ecosystem services, nature-based solutions and green
infrastructure, land and soil management, applied to all aspects of urban development including energy,
mobility, land-use planning, urban resilience, smart cities and alike.
Holger helps drive development of an integrated, cyclical and sustainability-oriented management system for
regions, cities and towns as well as the resource management system ecoBUDGET, a trademark of ICLEI
Europe. Holger has been a member of international and EU Expert Groups, most recently ‘Sustainable
Development of Communities’ (since 2012), and the EU Adaptation Steering Group, supporting the European
Commission in developing the EU Adaptation Strategy launched in April 2013.
Technical Director, Green4Cities, BOKU Vienna
Bernhard Scharf is Technical Director of Green4Cities, based in Vienna, and Researcher and Lecturer at the
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna – Department of Structural Engineering
and Natural Hazards – Institute of Soil Bioengineering and Landscape Construction
Bernhard gained a Master of Science in Landscape Architecture in 2001 from University of Life Science and
Natural Resources (BOKU) Vienna. At BOKU, Bernhard is responsible for a number of research projects,
including operational lead of national and international research projects in vegetation techniques. Bernhard is
also an architectural and landscape architecture consultant on building-integrated green infrastructure.
Projects include GrünStadtKlima, PROGREENcity, EXPO Austria Pavillon, GreenConcrete project, PVRoofgraden.
Bernhard is an editor of Biotope City Journal, member of the Austrian Association of Landscape Architects
(ÖGLA), and member of the Austrian Research Group on Green City Technologies.
Humboldt University Berlin
Nadja Kabisch holds a PhD and a Diploma in Human Geography from the Martin-Luther University HalleWittenberg,
Germany. Since 2011 she is a postdoc at the Humboldt-University of Berlin in the Department of
Geography, Landscape Ecology.
Nadja has worked on the FP7 research project GREEN SURGE, in the BfN project Biodiversity and Climate
Change (BioClim) and in the two BiodivERsA projects URBES and the very recent one ENABLE. Nadja has
wide expertise in nature-based solutions and urban ecosystem services across European cities. Her interest
is in urban human-environment interactions and the co-benefits of nature-based solutions on human health
and social justice. In July 2017, she starts a 5-year junior research group GreenEquityHealth on the
interlinking of urban green spaces, public health and socio-environmental justice in European cities.
Deep Forest Landscape Budapest
Education: MSc. Horticulturist, Corvinus University Budapest, MBA Budapest University of Technology and
Economics (in process) Specialist field: Green roof and green wall specialist, urban green infrastructure
expert, landscape contractor and designer. Current occupation: Owner and CEO of Deep Forest Landscaping
in Budapest. Visiting lecturer at BOKU (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Wien), Institut für
Ingenieurbiologie und Landschaftsbau, President of the Hungarian Green Roof and Green Wall Association.
Dr Daniel Podmirseg
Vertical Farming Institute
Daniel Podmirseg studied in Vienna at the University of Technology, University of Applied Arts and the
Academy of Fine Arts where he presented his diploma on Vertical Farming in London in 2008. His doctoral
thesis on the “Contribution of Vertical Farms to increase the overall Energy Efficiency of Cities”, published by
Cuvillier in 2016, was developed at Graz University of Technology at the Institute for Buildings and Energy,
with supervisor Prof. Brian Cody, defended with distinction. He is founder and head of the vfi :: vertical farm
institute in Vienna which concentrates on multidisciplinary research to develop strategies and new building
typologies for Vertical Farming.
NATURVATION, Central European University and IISD
László Pintér is Professor and Head of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at the Central
European University (CEU) and Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development
(IISD). Prior to joining CEU in 2010 he had been with IISD since 1994, serving as Director of the
Measurement and Assessment Program between 2003 and 2010.
László has been working on sustainable development indicators and strategies, integrated assessments,
sustainability reporting and global outlooks for over two decades. As part of his work on urban sustainability,
he currently leads CEU’s contribution to the NATure-based URban innovation (NATURVATION) H2020
project that studies how nature based solutions can be integrated into the urban fabric and contribute to
tackling urban sustainability challenges.
László has a PhD from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Natural Resources Management from
the University of Manitoba.
Marc is a Research and Development consultant at Nobatek / INEF4, a private technological research
centre, Institute for Energy Transition in the development industry, rehabilitation and sustainable
construction. Nobatek/INEF4 co-develops innovative solutions to support the entire construction industry
(architects, industrial, public and private owners, developers, planners and communities) to the energy and
environmental transition, to accelerate innovation from idea to market. Scientists and engineers work together
to develop and market application of innovative solutions and products to improve the energy performance
and environmental quality of buildings and neighborhoods.
Marc is also a programme manager at Nature4Cities
University College Dublin, TURAS European project manager Moving Green Chamber
Marcus is a Senior Research Fellow at University College Dublin within the Architecture planning and
Environment Department, and the co-ordinator of the UCD-led European TURAS project (Transitioning
towards Urban Resilience and Sustainability). This is a €6.8m project with 28 partners across Europe and two
in Taiwan, which Marcus co-devised and was awarded in 2011. TURAS has developed novel strategies, and
spun out three new companies to date, to enable urban planners and policy makers tackle urgent issues such
as adaptation in urban areas to future challenges using novel design, collaboration and integrated and
resilient policies. In June 2012, TURAS was awarded one of five special awards in the Champions of
European Research for ranking first in the Sustainable and Resilient Green Cities section.
Marcus is also a Work Package Leader on the €11.5m OPERAs project, focusing on Ecosystem Services and
socioeconomic / sociocultural values. Marcus is also a participant on a COST Action – ToBeWELL – exploring
the links between ecosystem services, health and well-being. Marcus was short-listed for an ERC Starting
Grant in 2014 and 2016, and was appointed an ERC Consolidator Grant expert, a Marie-Skłodowska Curie,
and an ERA-NET Cofund panel member. He is also an external evaluator for the EC Horizon 2020 research
and innovation programme. See here for Marcus" TED talk on Novel Ecosystems.
Director, IMG Innovations Management
For more than 15 years, Manfred has focused on the innovative performance of IMG clients with a heart-felt
and analytical mind. In more than 300 projects, they have supported technology-intensive companies,
innovation and business agencies, research and development organisations, universities and technical
colleges and start-ups to transform ideas, knowledge and know-how into commercial successes.
Head of Urban Greening, Greater London Authority
Peter is the Greater London Authority’s Green Infrastructure Principal Policy Officer.
Peter started his career as a nature reserve manager with the London Wildlife Trust and subsequently worked
for the London Ecology Unit, providing advice on spatial planning issues and site management.
He then worked for Natural England where he had responsibility for the national agency’s strategic planning
and policy in London.
Peter currently works for the Greater London Authority, leading on the city’s green infrastructure programme.
He has a particular interest in making the natural environment more relevant to Londoners, by ensuring its
many benefits are understood as being essential to creating a liveable, resilient city.
Ecologist and biologist by training, Marc works at Natureparif, the regional agency for nature and biodiversity
for the Île-de-France. He is also a Director of AFIE, the French inter-professional association of ecologists
whose purpose is to promote the ecological engineering professions. Marc is also an associate researcher at
the Veblen Institute, an organization whose mission is to make the ecological transition a social project.
The ecologist"s job is to produce knowledge in scientific ecology and to disseminate it to actors who do not
belong to the profession, intervening either directly on the ground or through those actors (communities,
companies) in their change of practices.
Marc is author and co-author of several books, ‘Building Biodiversity’ (2011), ‘Economy and biodiversity:
production and consumption within the biosphere’ (2013, with Gilles Lecuir and Laurent Hutinet) and
‘Enterprises, take up the challenge of biodiversity’ (2009, collective).
Marc’s areas of expertise are:
• Urban ecology, urban nature and the resilience of cities
• Biodiversity and building
• Ecological engineering and ecosystem management
• Nature-based solutions and articulation of climate change/biodiversity erosion
• Ecological economics: prospective on the ecological transition of the economy
City of Wroclaw Landscape Management, city gardener, urban planner and greenspace manager
Malgorzata has been working for Wroclaw Municipality since May 2006. For over nine years she worked as an
urban planner in Wroclaw’s Development Department, where she became interested in the Smart City
concept. In 2015, she became Wroclaw’s Smart City Project Coordinator. Since June 2017, she has held the
position of Wroclaw City Gardener. One of Malgorzata’s main goals is to promote nature-based solutions in
the city of Wroclaw. She manages the GrowGreen project, as part of the Horizon 2020 Demonstrating
Innovative Nature-based Solutions in Cities program.
She has been President of the Polish Town Planners Society Wroclaw division since May 2015.
EKLIPSE Green Infrastructure Framework
Mihai-Răzvan Niță is Associate Professor at the University of Bucharest and leads research projects at the
Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies. He gained his PhD in Geography in 2011 and is
member of the Society for Urban Ecology. His main research topics include green infrastructure and urban
planning, evaluation of ecosystem services and environmental conflicts.
Doris Schnepf is co-founder and CEO of the Austrian-based company Green4Cities, an international
competence center of urban green infrastructure. She has considerable experience in the area of acquisition
and coordination of national and international R&D projects in the area of urban green infrastructure and
sustainable development. As an experienced entrepreneur, she has initiated and co-founded a variety of SME
companies in Austria and Chile. Her current entrepreneurial focus is the international distribution of the
Greenpass tool since she believes that this ground-breaking and easy-to-use technology has the potential to
really impact the development of our cities towards more quality of life through the intelligent and quantifiable
use of green infrastructure.
President, Portuguese Association for Green Roofs, Founder of Landlab, Director of Neoturf Green
Paulo Palha graduated in agricultural engineering from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro. His
professional activity over the last 20 years has been focused on green spaces and ecological design, with a
strong research component. Currently, Paulo is Director of Neoturf Espaços Verdes Lda (Neoturf Green
Spaces), which is a member of the International Green Roof Association. He is also founder of the company
Landlab Lda, and is President of the Portuguese Association for Green Roofs (ANCV). Through his career,
Paulo has coordinated more than 300 garden projects and more than 100 green roof projects in Portugal and
abroad. He also delivers teaching and consulting activities, guiding several internships and Masters theses,
and carrying out training courses on green roofs in Portugal and abroad. Paulo has been awarded several
national prizes and his work is recognized on a national and international level.
Portuguese Association of Green Roofs
Beatriz Castiglione has a masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Porto, Portugal.
Part of her academic career, she was based at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), in Brazil,
under a mobility program. In 2014 she became a research fellow at CIBIO – Research Center in Biodiversity
and Genetic Resources, in Porto, where she did research on the subject of urban allotments. In 2015 she
worked in Ecuador and Brazil, where she was involved in several landscape architecture projects at different
Since graduating, Beatriz has focused on urban landscape, designing inclusive cities and the effects of
contact with nature and good public spaces for citizens’ well being. Since August 2016, she has been working
at the Portuguese Association for Green Roofs (ANCV) on the Fifth Facade Project (PQAP) and is also
responsible for the management and promotion of the association.
Swiss Green Infrastructure Association
Erich Steiner is passionate about environmental planning and improving the ecological value in our towns and
cities. He has led the Swiss Green Infrastructure Association (SFG) as Director since 2002. He is actively
involved in most of the Swiss green infrastructure movements, supports the SFG-members and clients on a
daily basis and is a politically active stakeholder who lives the dream of a greener city!
Erich Steiner holds a degree in Landscape Architecture and Project Management, as well as a masters in
Sport Surface Technologies from Cranfield University, UK. He has been involved in the green infrastructure
industry since 2001 and founded his own firm Steiner & Partner Landscape Architecture in 2004. Working
from the indigenous quality of a more natural environment to the unique character of ornamental planting in an
urban setting, the team at Steiner & Partner manage projects from concept to installation and help realise
people’s dreams of even greener cities!
Head of Institute of Landscape Architecture, Wrocław University of Environmental & Life Sciences,
President of the Association of Polish Landscape Architects
Irena Niedźwiecka-Filipiak is an architect with specialty in landscape architecture, President of the Association
of Polish Landscape Architects since 2016. Irena is Professor at Wrocław University of Environmental and Life
Sciences. Since 2010 Head of the Institute of Landscape Architecture and Head of the Unit for Rural
Landscape Protection and Management.
Since 2014, Irena has been leading the team developing a project for the optimal layout design for green
infrastructure within the Wrocław City Central Activity Area and its implementation principles and guidelines.
The work was commissioned by the Polish Institute for Territorial Development. Besides that, for over 20
years, Irena has been conducting research into rural transformations in Poland.
CEO and Founder, Dan leads the delivery side of The Behaviouralist. He is a behavioural expert with
extensive experience of delivering successful RCTs and field experiments to the benefit of communities. The
Behaviouralist comprises experts in behavioural science and economics, bringing cutting-edge academic
research to work for the benefit of businesses. The Behaviouralist has published ground-breaking research,
improved productivity, customer satisfaction, and business operations across a diverse range of industries
Dr Rosi Stangl
Professor at the Institute of Soil Bioengineering and Landscape Construction, University of Natural Resources
and Life Sciences, Vienna – full profile coming soon.
Landscape Architect, LAND (Landscape Architecture Nature Development) Italy
Andreas Kipar is CEO, Chairman and Technical Director of LAND – Landscape Architecture Nature
Development, based in Milan. Andreas’ work is multidisciplinary, embracing the uniqueness of every
single area, to define a common vision that enables process and follows a strategy.
LANDscape architecture offers a response to today"s challenges of a sharing society. It never loses
sight of the people, the protagonist of our story. So, nature becomes a tangible reality, able to give room
to everyone’s dreams.
Dr Gyongyver Kadas
Built environment biodiversity research scientist
Dr Kadas is a Zoologist and Research Fellow at the University of East London UEL. She has worked for over
a decade on the biodiversity of green roofs and with husband Peter Kadas recently founded the Kadas Green
Roofs Ecology Centre in Haifa, Israel. Dr Kadas is extensively published on the biodiversity of green roofs.
Publications include Rare Invertebrates Colonizing Green Roofs in London, the product of her PhD at
University College London
Prof Ferdinand Ludwig
Professor of Green Technologies in Landscape Architecture, Technical University of Munich, and Coordinator
(Profile coming soon)
Salzburg Global Parks for Planet Programme Manager
Dominic Regester joined Salzburg Global Seminar as a Program Director in March 2017. He is responsible for
designing, developing and implementing programs on education, sustainability and innovation. Prior to this he
worked for the British Council for 14 years, initially on programs promoting education co-operation between
the UK and China, Russia and Japan and then on school partnership programs. He lived in Bangladesh from
2008 to 2013 leading the British Council"s school sector programs in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal,
Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He was then posted to Jakarta where he was Deputy Director for Education across
the East Asia region. He returned to London in 2015 to become a senior schools adviser, responsible for
global program development, partnerships and research, all with a particular focus on 21st century skills. He
has an M.A. in Chinese Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and an M.A. in
Education and International Development from University College London Institute of Education.
University of Colorado Denver, USA
Leila thrives when observing the interaction between people and green infrastructure in cities. She works as
Assistant Professor and Associate Chair in the Landscape Architecture Department at University of Colorado,
Denver, USA. Leila has focus on public health related to urban living systems design, planning and theory,
and enjoy critical innovate design thinking for inside-outside transitions.
She currently teaches Landscape Architecture Core and Advanced Vertical Design Studios, Integrated CrossDisciplinary,
Green Infrastructure and Design Process classes, as well as International Urban Design Studio
and study abroad primarily to Scandinavia. She has been with UCD since 2006 and is an often-used speaker
at national and international green infrastructure conferences.
Dr Bente Knoll
b.nk GmbH, Austria
Dr Bente Knoll has a background and long-time experience in landscape and transport planning, mobility
research, environmental sciences and engineering, ecology, sustainable development and gender equality as
well as systemic communication and social media.
The focus of her professional work as Managing Director of the Büro für nachhaltige Kompetenz (Consultancy
for Sustainable Competence) B-NK GmbH is to integrate gender and diversity perspectives in urban and
transport planning, landscape architecture and mobility research as well as in sustainable (urban)
In addition to her consulting assignments, she has various teaching assignments at Austrian universities. She
holds basic and advanced lectures as well as seminars in Gender Studies and Engineering.
Director, Hosta Consulting, UK
Founded in 2012 by Helen Taylor, Hosta Consulting is an Urban Landscape Architecture Practice based in
Nottingham. We apply an innovative technical approach to create green spaces that maximise opportunities
for people, biodiversity and the environment.
Working across education, social housing, property development and corporate sectors, we manage projects
from concept to installation. Services include commercial landscape design, green roofs, garden terraces and
indoor living walls. Most projects are in the public sector, focussing on design psychology, with people at the
heart of design, maximising community impact and cohesion.
Her expertise includes Horticulture, Landscape Design and Architecture. In 2016, won a Gold Medal and
‘Best-in-Category’ at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park with their garden ‘A Drop of Urban Green’. Also help
companies achieve CSR targets by interior planting to improve air quality, increase employee motivation and
Director, Grass Roof Company, Green Roof Shelters and Green Roof Training
John has always loved plants and what they can do for people and urban space. In 1995 John built his own
green roof home. This was the catalyst for a career change and in 1998 he founded the Grass Roof
Company. He has since designed and built over 100 small green roof buildings, combining living roofs with
John is passionate about the importance of linking grounds maintenance to the residents that use the space.
He campaigns to lift the profile and the importance decent, imaginative maintenance plays in helping to
improve life and biodiversity within social housing estates. His company has looked after Clapton Park Estate
in Hackney East London for 15 years. Based on this work, he has produced a sustainable grounds
maintenance contract template that puts people first.
He has also launched a range of small green roof shelters based on second-hand shipping containers and
designed portable structures.
Ester Blaimschein and Simone Rongitsch
k.a.r.l.s concept, Austria
(Profile coming soon)
WWT UK Sustainable Urban Drainage for Schools programme manager
(Profile coming soon)
Bridgman & Bridgman
With his extensive background in horticulture, Chris Bridgman has been installing living roofs across the UK
for over eight years. His team has installed a turf roof the size of three football pitches as well as the first
removable green roof in the UK that has the ability to be lifted off to allow for temporary access. Recently, his
work has been recognised with both UK and European Green Roof Awards.
David Mulholland started his career with a parks apprenticeship in Gateshead, followed by study at Houghall
College in Durham, and Askham Bryan College in York, providing a solid foundation for a career in
horticulture. David has been in the landscape industry for over 40 years and has a wealth of knowledge,
experience and a proven track record in Landscape and Environmental Management. David was recently
awarded the RHS Long Service Medal for his contribution to horticulture.
David worked for BAA plc for over 20 years, including as Landscape Manager of Heathrow Airport where he
was responsible for the landscape infrastructure including the Terminal Five project.