The Bristol Property Awards Judges
Here are our impeccably independent Judges, they are solely responsible for deciding all the Winners. They will give time to go through all the Finalists’ nominations with care.
David Powell / Partner, Osborne Clarke
David is a partner in the real estate practice and heads the RE Development sector group at Osborne Clarke.
With more than thirty years' experience advising developers, David has a deep knowledge and understanding of the residential development market, strategic land joint ventures and consortia arrangements.
David is also recognised as a leading expert in sports law, having represented many high-profile sports stars and squads, including the British Lions and the England Rugby Team.
He is a trustee of The Park Community Centre in Knowle West, Bristol, which provides adult education and business support services. He is a former director of Bristol Rugby Club. And also played for the club in the 1970's.
Hannah Walkiewicz / Co-founder, The Build Bristol Group
In 2013 Hannah set up The Build Bristol Group with husband Dominik. Combining his 13 years’ experience within the construction industry and her agency background.
Hannah is an advocate for raising the profile of Women in Construction and broadening career opportunities for them within the industry.
Previously Hannah worked for the UK’s largest Childcare Recruitment Agency heading up the business across London, Bath & Cardiff. She lives in Bristol with her 3 young children.
Jane Harrison / Marketing Director, L&C Mortgages
Jane is marketing director at L&C mortgages, the UK’s leading fee free mortgage broker. L&C arrange c. 5% of all UK mortgages online and over the phone from offices in Bath, London and Newcastle upon Tyne.
With over 30 years experience in financial services marketing, and particular focus on mortgage financing, Jane has a keen interest in the fortunes of the property market, both residential and buy to let.
Kirsty Pesticcio / Senior Architect, Atkins and Bristol & Bath Chair, RIBA
Kirsty's project profile and skills range significantly having worked on major project phases from masterplanning and concept design both internationally and nationally. This has seen her work across both public and private sectors in the design and delivery of commercial, healthcare and aviation as well having carved out a specialism within the education section.
Kirsty recently won the Generation for Change (G4C) Future Leader Award in Wales. She has a passion and shows great commitment to mentoring and being proactive in driving zero barriers and clear pathways to people’s access to the industry and their potential within it.
She was elected as RIBA’s Bristol and Bath Chair in 2018, championing quality design in local projects and by local practices. She is also central to bringing together industry professionals across institutions to debate and problem solve solutions for our built environment collaboratively.
Lynn Robinson / Regional Director, RICS
As regional director, Lynn manages the implementation of the RICS Global Strategy across the South of England and Wales. Implementing activities that promote RICS Standards and also add value to RICS Professionals within the built environment through a regional engagement programme which comprises of over 52,000 qualified members and 17,000 trainees.
Prior to joining RICS Lynn worked with APMG, a global certification body who accredit training organisations and manage qualification schemes for professionals. Before joining APMG, Lynn was Director of Business Improvement and SME Programmes at techUK, an industry body who represent companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. Lynn’s experience and specialisms are within change management, building customer / member engagement, retention and over 30 years of customer service experience often within politically sensitive areas at local, regional and national level.
Lynn is an experienced non-exec director/Trustee currently with Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust in Bristol.
Nuala Gallagher / Director of Economy of Place, Bristol City Council
A registered architect and urban designer, Nuala has been working in urban development internationally for 20 years. She took up the role as Director for Economy of Place with Bristol City Council in July 2018. Preceding that, she was Director of City Centre Development with Belfast City Council. Previous roles were the London Borough of Newham heading up the Regeneration on projects across the borough from Stratford to the Royal Docks, and in New York City, leading on sustainable development in Brooklyn as well as teaching at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Earlier work included housing in local government in Ireland, community projects in India and an architect in the private sector.
Paul Baker / President, BPAA
Paul is a national director, leading the planning and development consultancy team across the South and Wales region. The team advise a wide range of occupiers, developers, and owners on development situations.
Paul deals with the acquisition, disposal, and development of land for landowners in the private and public sectors, property developers, occupiers, and funds across a broad range of uses, including housing, healthcare, hotels, restaurants, industrial, and offices. He has a very strong understanding of the development and planning process, enabling him to provide added value advice to clients.
Robin Squire / Regional Managing Director, Acorn Property Group
Robin has 30 years’ experience in the residential property sector with a varied background. Following working for architects and PLC housebuilders, he joined Acorn’s Devon and Cornwall region as development director in 2007.
In 2012 Robin returned to Bristol to spearhead the opening of Acorn Bristol which he has successfully grown over the past seven years. Robin is passionate about Acorn’s ‘different by design’ ethos and creating sustainable new environments in which people are proud to live and work.
Tim Cann / Senior Director, BNP Paribas
Tim has over 30 years’ experience in property services to the residential and land development markets in the South of England.
In addition to appointments as an arbitrator and independent expert in relation to land development dispute resolution providing independent determinations, he has been appointed as a joint LPA receiver, appeared to give evidence in the High Court, Planning Inquiries and at the Lands Tribunal.
Tim has been involved in the sale, acquisition and negotiation of complex strategic development sites in the residential sector for private landowners, developers, consortiums and the public sector. This experience has enabled a clear understanding of markets the residential and commercial development land sectors.
Tim has based his career in Bristol, Southampton and London and held key leadership roles in the residential development consulting business lines for both Chesterton and more recently BNP Paribas Real Estate over the last 20 years, which has included main operating board roles and responsibilities.
Yuli Cadney-Toh / Architect Director, BDP Bristol
Yuli is architect director at BDP Bristol, leading a multi-disciplinary studio of 70 architects, interior designers, structural and civil engineers, landscape and urban designers. Her career has been in international architecture, where she has placed design at the forefront.
Her expertise includes mixed-use urban regeneration, tall buildings, housing, aviation and passenger experience. Her focus currently is on the Bristol’s Future visioning with property and engineering partners. She is on the Bristol Urban Design Forum and an RIBA Awards juror.