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Sue Roaf

Sue Roaf

Board Member

After degrees at Manchester University (B.A.Hons., 1975), The Architectural Association (A.A.Dipl., 1978), RIBA Part 3 (1978), Oxford Brookes University (PhD, 1989) Sue took up teaching at Oxford Brookes University (1990 – 2007) and then a position as Professor of Architectural Engineering at Heriot Watt University (2007 – 2016).  She is an award winning author, architect, solar energy pioneer and was an Oxford City Councillor for seven years (2001 – 2008). She lectures widely on many subjects (eg: https://youtu.be/-ev4Kz_h1EM ).

Her research has covered work on the windcatchers and nomadic architecture of Iran, Mesopotamian archaeology and technologies, photovoltaics, low carbon, and resilient and sustainable design. She is best known for her pioneering work on the Oxford Ecohouse, built in 1995 with the first PV roof in Britain and Ecohouse: A Design Guide. She has written 20 books, most recently focusing on Thermal Comfort. She has organized numerous conferences (www.windsorconference.com and www.plea2017.net ).

She is on the Advisory Board of the Resilient Design Institute in New York (www.resilientdesign.org/advisory-board ) and is a Director of AES Solar Ltd. (http://www.aessolar.co.uk/ ) and Ecohouse Initiative Ltd. She has recently worked with the Scottish Government in their Adaptation team in Edinburgh and is the long term Chair of ICARB, the Initiative for Carbon Accounting (www.icarb.org), a think tank group who have explored issues around community carbon accounting.

2013 – In top 6 for the UK First Women Awards in the Built Environment Section (http://specificationonline.co.uk/news-article/3978 )

2013 – In the Top 10 Women in Architecture Awards, Architect’s Journal, London
(http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/home/women-in-architecture/women-in-sustainable-architecture-sue-roaf/8642380.article)

2010 – Building Design 50 most influential people in Britain in Sustainable Design Awards http://www.bdonline.co.uk/21-30-of-the-most-influential-people-in-uk-sustainability/5033277.article

BOARD MEMBERS’ ANNUAL REGISTER OF INTERESTS – 2017

Membership of Formal Groups
None

Business, Professional or Social Relationships
None

Companies or Associations which you or members of your family are officers or employees or in which you or they have beneficial interests
I am Director of Ecohouse Initiative Ltd. And also AES Solar Ltd.

Involvement in Partnerships, Joint Ventures or Consortia
None

Professional Relationships with individuals, organisations or businesses that might have relationships with ARB
I am an Honorary Fellow of the RIAS

Other
None

Sue Roaf

Board Member

After degrees at Manchester University (B.A.Hons., 1975), The Architectural Association (A.A.Dipl., 1978), RIBA Part 3 (1978), Oxford Brookes University (PhD, 1989) Sue took up teaching at Oxford Brookes University (1990 – 2007) and then a position as Professor of Architectural Engineering at Heriot Watt University (2007 – 2016).  She is an award winning author, architect, solar energy pioneer and was an Oxford City Councillor for seven years (2001 – 2008). She lectures widely on many subjects (eg: https://youtu.be/-ev4Kz_h1EM ).

Her research has covered work on the windcatchers and nomadic architecture of Iran, Mesopotamian archaeology and technologies, photovoltaics, low carbon, and resilient and sustainable design. She is best known for her pioneering work on the Oxford Ecohouse, built in 1995 with the first PV roof in Britain and Ecohouse: A Design Guide. She has written 20 books, most recently focusing on Thermal Comfort. She has organized numerous conferences (www.windsorconference.com and www.plea2017.net ).

She is on the Advisory Board of the Resilient Design Institute in New York (www.resilientdesign.org/advisory-board ) and is a Director of AES Solar Ltd. (http://www.aessolar.co.uk/ ) and Ecohouse Initiative Ltd. She has recently worked with the Scottish Government in their Adaptation team in Edinburgh and is the long term Chair of ICARB, the Initiative for Carbon Accounting (www.icarb.org), a think tank group who have explored issues around community carbon accounting.

2013 – In top 6 for the UK First Women Awards in the Built Environment Section (http://specificationonline.co.uk/news-article/3978 )

2013 – In the Top 10 Women in Architecture Awards, Architect’s Journal, London
(http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/home/women-in-architecture/women-in-sustainable-architecture-sue-roaf/8642380.article)

2010 – Building Design 50 most influential people in Britain in Sustainable Design Awards http://www.bdonline.co.uk/21-30-of-the-most-influential-people-in-uk-sustainability/5033277.article

BOARD MEMBERS’ ANNUAL REGISTER OF INTERESTS – 2017

Membership of Formal Groups
None

Business, Professional or Social Relationships
None

Companies or Associations which you or members of your family are officers or employees or in which you or they have beneficial interests
I am Director of Ecohouse Initiative Ltd. And also AES Solar Ltd.

Involvement in Partnerships, Joint Ventures or Consortia
None

Professional Relationships with individuals, organisations or businesses that might have relationships with ARB
I am an Honorary Fellow of the RIAS

Other
None

Nabila has an LLB in Business Law and is a solicitor.  She is the Chief Adjudicator at the Solicitors Regulation Authority; the regulator of legal services in England and Wales. Prior to joining the SRA in 2011, Nabila was Council Solicitor at the General Teaching Council for England (GTC) with responsibility for advising the Chief Executive, Registrar and Council on all legal matters.  She also managed the legal team with responsibility for the overall investigation and conduct of cases before the Professional Conduct Committees of the GTC.  From 2005 until 2008, Nabila was Principal Solicitor and Head of Service in the Legal Department of Birmingham City Council.  She specialised in child and adult protection litigation in the magistrates, county and high courts. She was a member of the Children in Safeguarding Proceedings sub committee of the Family Justice Council and contributed to two Law Society publications relating to public law proceedings.

In April 2013, Nabila was appointed by the Privy Council to the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and Chairs its Investigation and Oversight Committee.
BOARD MEMBERS’ ANNUAL REGISTER OF INTERESTS – 2015/2016

Membership of Formal Groups
None

Business, Professional or Social Relationships
None

Companies or Associations which you or members of your family are officers or employees or in which you or they have beneficial interests
None

Involvement in Partnerships, Joint Ventures or Consortia
None

Professional Relationships with individuals, organisations or businesses that might have  relationships with ARB
None

Other
Member of the Academy for Healthcare Science Regulation Council
Chair of the National Anti-Discrimination Panel – Football Association
Governor – Baskerville Special Education School
Mosaic Mentor – A charity which supports children and young people to achieve their potential