Press 19.11.2018

Gillespies promotes 34 across four UK offices

Gillespies are delighted to announce that we have promoted 34 members of staff across our four UK offices.

Within our London studio, Rob Copeland and Neil Matthew have been promoted to Senior Associates. Rob joined Gillespies’ Australian office in 1997, where he worked for 6 years on a diverse range of leisure and sports projects. He re-joined the practice’s London studio in 2013 and has continued to develop his expertise in leisure and sports landscapes, with a particular focus on stadium precincts within the Middle East. Neil joined Gillespies in 2007 and has over 11 years’ experience in high-quality public realm and town centre regeneration design. Recently, Neil led the high-profile regeneration of Bracknell Town Centre’s urban realm, transforming the post-war town into a new retail and leisure-orientated destination.

Senior Landscape Architect Matt Pepper has become an Associate and will support the London management team with an expanding portfolio of work. Matt joined Gillespies in 2016 and has quickly become a key member of the team. Originally from New Zealand, Matt has a particular expertise in international waterfront and coastal design, with over 8 years’ experience working with ambitious clients on large-scale urban, commercial, residential and educational projects.

Laura Mackie, Ryan Coghlan and Chiara Lorenzi have become Principal Landscape Architects, and Landscape architects Sybille De Cussy, Rob Mayers, Ellie Godfrey, Tunde Jager, Giedre Puzinauskiene, Ana Peixoto and Jean-Francois Pflumio have all been promoted to Senior Landscape Architects. Landscape Architect Giacomo Guzzon also received a new title "planting design leader"’ to recognise is his expertise in horticulture and planting design.

In our Oxford studio, Principal Landscape Planner Mayda Henderson has been promoted to Associate. Mayda has over 25 years’ experience in landscape planning, with a particular expertise in Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) for flood alleviation and defence measures, opencast and mineral workings, nuclear power stations and port facility sites in the UK, UAE and Qatar.

Andy Rose and Karolina Skonieczna have become Principal Landscape Architects. Dimitrios Lantzas was made a Senior Landscape Architect and Yulia Emelianova is now a Landscape Architect.

In our Leeds studio, Rebecca Greatrix was promoted to Associate. Rebecca joined Gillespies in 2013 and has developed a strong interest and specialism in landscape planning. She has successfully delivered a range of projects in both the public and private sector, and in particular landscape assessments for highway schemes, overhead power lines and wind farms. She also has experience in undertaking sensitivity and capacity studies and developing planning guidance to support Local Authorities.

Sam Hutchison, Oliver Clarke, Stuart Postlethwaite and Jonathan Mcloughlin are now Principal Landscape Architects. Landscape Architect Lindsay Robinson moves up to Senior Landscape Architect and Ryan Bailey, Natalie Graham, Becca Huggins and Kamila Tobola became Landscape Architects.

In our Hale studio, Mark Hallett moved up to Principal Landscape Architect and Katie Maude, Sarah Knowles, Heather Simeonov and Jessica Ginty have been made Landscape Architects.

Congratulations to everyone on these well-deserved promotions!