After being awarded a degree of B Sc.(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and serving a graduate apprenticeship in industry, he specialized in heating and ventilating, winning the First Prize in the IHVE (now CIBSE) Diploma examination and was soon after appointed Chief H&V Engineer at Vauxhall Motors at the age of only 24.

His subsequent career included periods in contracting and consulting before spending most of his career in the Health Service, becoming Chief Engineer and Capital Projects Manager of the NW Regional Health Authority.

He has always been active in promoting professional standards, teaching University courses and being an Institution Examiner.  He has served on and chaired many national committees of professional Institutions and the NHS, concerned with both engineering and estate management.

Peter’s career has spanned the healthcare industry, multinational companies and Government sectors. He has held Board level posts for strategy, business and capital planning along with the stewardship of substantial property portfolios. He has taken forward a number of national programmes and major capital schemes in and for the NHS and private sector. Peter was formerly the Chief Executive of NHS Estates and the Director of Policy within the Department of Health on Construction, property and Facilities Management.

Peter is the Strategy Director for Health in Capita Real Estate, he has worked with a number of Trusts on STP challenges and major estate re-configuration also introducing partnership models with the NHS. Peter lives in Harrogate with his wife Sue, enjoys golf and is a supporter of Sunderland football club. He has also held the office of President of IHEEM, appeared at the public accounts committee in Parliament, advised ministers and survived.

Chris is an apprenticed served and experienced Chartered Engineer with 29 years’ experience within the Plumbing/Public Health Industry. He is currently an Associate Director with responsibility for leading the Public Health Engineering Division within ChapmanBDSP. He is also part of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) within the Company. He was one of the Founding Members of The Society of Public Health Engineers (SoPHE) and served as the 1st Honorary Secretary from 2002 – 2010. In 2010 he became Chairman of SoPHE and served for 5 years. He has also served as a Member on CIBSE’s Council from 2006 – 2015.

From 2011-2014 Chris was appointed as Chair of the SummitSkills Professional Bodies forum, and became a member of their Board. Chris is a Public Health Engineering Champion and has given many technical presentations relating to Public Health Engineering Issues. Chris has and is continuing to serve on a number of other high profile and important industry committees. He has received a number of industry awards to date for his technical and industry involvements.

In 2004 he was awarded the Institute of Incorporated Engineers (IIE) Career Achievement Award. In May 2011 Chris was awarded the Prince Philip Medal from City & Guilds’ President, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Chris was awarded the Medal for his outstanding leadership, ability and enthusiasm he has shown throughout his career in the Engineering industry. In October 2015 Chris was awarded with a CIBSE Silver Medal for outstanding service to the Institution.

In October 2016, he became the Immediate Past President of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering & Estate Management (IHEEM) having served as President for 2 years.

Michael Arrowsmith commenced his career in healthcare engineering when he joined the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board in 1960.  Thereafter he spent several years with Building Design Partnership before joining the Department of Health in 1975, becoming Chief Engineer in 1989.   In 1996 he left to form Arrowsmith and Associates.

His immense experience has included responsibility for the development and implementation of numerous Department of Health, British, European and International Standards affecting healthcare building services.   He continues his involvement in medical gas pipeline and supply system technology.  He was responsible for developing the early guidance for specialist ventilation systems for healthcare premises, and measures for the control of legionella in water services systems, including work on HTM 04, and the recent Revision.

He has considerable experience in resolving design and operational problems in healthcare premises both at home and abroad.


Richard Nugent is an architect by profession and has held senior executive and non-executive positions in the NHS for nearly 30 years.  He was Director of Estates for the West Midlands Regional Health Authority in the early 1990s and then Director of Purchasing Development when the health care market was introduced. In 1995 he left the RHA and established his own consultancy firm providing advice to Trusts on strategic and estates planning and on directing major hospital development schemes.   In 2000 he was appointed as a non-executive director of Sandwell Health Authority in the West Midlands and from 2002 to 2012 he was a Primary Care Trust Chairman in Sandwell during which time (2008) the PCT won the coveted HSJ Primary Care Organisation of the Year award.  He is currently a Lay Member with Sandwell & West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group.   He was President of IHEEM from 2004 – 2006.

Greg is an apprentice-trained, degree-qualified Chartered Engineer, with significant experience within Building Services Engineering and he is a past President of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering & Estate Management (Oct 12 – Oct 14).

With over 25 years experience in estate and facilities management, Greg has a wealth of knowledge across both the healthcare and finance sectors, as well as a specialist understanding of critical environments and energy related engineering. He has previously managed a diverse range of facilities in both the public and private sector, including financial organisations and the National Health Service (NHS).

Greg joined EMCOR UK as Technical Director in March 2013, and within this role, he focuses on the evolution and continuous improvement of EMCOR UK’s customer-centric lifecycle asset management services, including its quality, environmental and energy management systems, ultimately delivering sustainable, and cost efficient services to its customers.

Greg heads up the Quality, Technical, Energy and Environmental teams with EMCOR, and is responsible for championing the achievement of operational excellence for customers, as well as monitoring, implementation and reporting of all technical compliance across the company’s facilities business, in accordance with UK and European legislation, HSE guidelines and EMCOR’s operation standards.

As Technical Director, Greg aims to help customers stay ahead in regards to technical operations and is dedicated to the continual improvement of customer services and improving customers’ overall operational efficiency and reducing costs wherever possible.

Phil Nedin is a Chartered Engineer and a specialist in healthcare facilities. He worked with consulting engineer Arup for 25 years until April 2014. For 14 years he was responsible for their healthcare business, originally in the UK, then Europe and for the final 7 years globally. This role enabled him to visit many countries to investigate healthcare systems and facilities and promote the Arup healthcare brand. In 2014 Phil stood down as a director of Arup and now operates as a healthcare facilities consultant to Arup through his own independent company. Phil is a Past President of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management and has written a number of articles on the new requirements and existing liabilities of the healthcare estate. He has also developed a sustainable framework for the healthcare design process which has been published in a European Observatory book on health systems and policies. He has also been involved in a number of European research projects involving the energy reduction in healthcare estates and adding value to the healthcare facilities owners through good design. Phil sits on the Advisory Panel for Imperial College Health Partners which is a North West London Academic and Health Sciences Partnership involving Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, The Brompton Hospital, The Royal Marsden Hospital and Imperial College London amongst others. Phil is a member of the publications advisory panel for the International Federation of Hospital Engineering and he lectures annually on a major final year project at Cardiff University MEng programme which he helped to develop 10 years ago as well as being a visiting lecturer at the Welsh School of Architecture. Phil has recently co-authored a paper on the ventilation design practices within birthing suites which in April 2016 was awarded first prize by the International Federation of Hospital Engineering for innovative design practices.

A Chartered Engineer who worked within the NHS for over 40 years. Prior to retiring he was Chief Executive of South Tees NHS Trust, he has also held the posts of Director of Planning, Director of Facilities, Area Works Officer, Group Engineer, Hospital Engineer.

He is a past President of IHEEM and also President of Hefma, and he chaired The Client Health Forum for the RIBA.

He is perhaps better known for his National work in pioneering

‘A Patient Centered Service’ and ‘Environmental Quality,’ over many years.

Paul took up his post as Director of Services in June 2015. In this role, he is responsible for all services areas such as Estates, Capital Development, Facilities, Library, IT, Information Systems & Digital Learning and Business Improvement.

Paul is a qualified Chartered Mechanical Engineer who undertook his Engineering training in Short Brothers, Belfast.

In 1982, he joined the Health Service in Northern Ireland as an Engineer and held several posts in healthcare for 33 years in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England. He has worked at Executive Director Level for 14 years.

Prior to joining Manchester Metropolitan University Paul was the Director of Estates and Facilities at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and was a member of the Executive team and Board. The Trust is one of the largest trusts in London.

He holds a first degree, Masters in Business Administration and a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management.