2019 IAKS UK Spring Event
Enjoy building visits and seminars, and explore the park

02.04.2019

The IAKS UK Spring Event is a great opportunity to discuss the development of community sports facilities, using the backdrop of the venues in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games to explore the challenges in developing facilities that encourage participation. This networking event is bringing together clients, operators and designers to discuss the design and operation of sports and leisure facilities that can benefit communities and increase participation, as well as working towards the ambition set out by the UK Government to work towards an active nation.

The event will take place in venues in both the north and south parts of the Olympic Park and will include contributions from the London Legacy Development Corporation LLDC, Lee Valley Leisure Park Authority and Greenwich Leisure Limited. This will provide an insight into the past, present and future of the Queen Elizabeth Park, as well as the issues involved in optimising participation in the Olympic venues after the Games.

The programme for the day aims to include both building visits and seminars, as well as an opportunity to explore the park, as the delegates will move from the Hockey and Tennis Centre in the North Park to the Aquatic Centre in the South Park. 

Registration fee including VAT:

IAKS members: GBP 75 / Non-members: GBP 95

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Dr Stefan Kannewischer

IAKS President
Dr Stefan Kannewischer
IAKS President

CEO of Kannewischer Management AG

After completing his MBA and Ph.D. in economic sciences at University St.Gallen (Switzerland), Dr Stefan Kannewischer has worked for four years at strategy consultants Bain & Company in Zurich, Munich and London. In 2001, he became Managing Director of the Swiss family business Kannewischer Management AG that has been since 1972 a specialist in consulting, technical design and operations of public swimming pools + thermal spas. Kannewischer Collection operates six thermal spas in Germany. He became President of IAKS Switzerland in 2009 and since 2015 he has been President of IAKS worldwide. In 2017, he was appointed by IOC President Thomas Bach to two IOC Commissions.

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Charles Johnston

Property Director, Sport England
Charles Johnston
Property Director, Sport England

A qualified engineer who also has a Master’s in Business Administration, Charles started at Sport England in 2008 as Property Director where he is responsible for the Capital Investment Programme for public sports facilities, a multi-disciplinary practice.

Charles came to Sport England from MDA Consulting where he was Chairman and CEO.

He began his career at Jaguar before joining Sainsbury’s where he spent 25 years progressing to become Director of Construction and Facilities, managing an annual budget of over £500 million.

Charles is a trustee on the London Marathon Trust, Royal Albert Docks Trust, Foal Farm and the Manchester Velodrome Trust.

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Edward Fane

Head of Venues, LLDC
Edward Fane
Head of Venues, LLDC

Current responsibilities 

 

Edward Fane was appointed as the Head of Venues at the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) in April 2015.  

LLDC is a public sector, not-for-profit organisation responsible for regeneration in East London and the long-term planning, development, management and maintenance of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its facilities.

Edward is responsible for managing the operating contracts for venues including the London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena, 3 Mills Studios, ArcelorMittal Orbit and Park cafés and concessions. These assets are worth £400m with annual turnover upwards of £10m.

Edward has worked on a number of complex capital projects including, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, delivering the highest and longest tunnel slide in the world with artists Sir Anish Kapoor and Cartsen Höller and Copper Box Arena.

Past experience

Edward has previously worked for the Olympic Park Legacy Company, London Development Agency, Kent County Council, West Sussex County Council and a number of private leisure and catering companies.  He has worked on over 100 capital facility development projects spanning sport, leisure, outdoor recreation and education.

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Nina Mehmi

Community Sport and Outreach manager, LLDC
Nina Mehmi
Community Sport and Outreach manager, LLDC

Responsible for building communities through using sport as an outreach tool.

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Tom Jones

Senior Principal, Populous
Tom Jones
Senior Principal, Populous

BArch (Dist), BSc (Hons) Arch, UWCC, RIBA

 

Tom is a Senior Principal in the London office of Populous and has a keen interest in how sports and entertainment buildings and events can enhance cities and communities. He has a great passion for sport and has been able to use this in the design and delivery of a number of high-profile projects around the world, including the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Emirates Stadium for Arsenal FC and the Olympic Stadium for the London 2012 Olympic Games.  He has also worked on other major sports events, including the ICC Cricket World Cup and NFL Super Bowl.

In addition to running major projects, Tom has co-authored the technical guide to Sports Facilities in the Metric Handbook and contributed to a series of international publications. He is a member of the Executive Board of IAKS (International Association of Sports and Leisure Facilities) and sits on the Sports Economy Sector Advisory Group for DIT (Department of Industry and Trade).  He has also spoken at a range of conferences and events around the world on the sustainability of sports and entertainment buildings.

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Shaun Dawson

Chief Executive, Lee Valley Leisure Park Authority
Shaun Dawson
Chief Executive, Lee Valley Leisure Park Authority

Shaun Dawson leads the award winning Lee Valley Regional Park Authority which is responsible for the 4,000 ha Lee Valley Regional Park. The Regional Park consists of a range sport and leisure venues along with country parks and nature reserves and attracts 7 mill visitors a year.

Shaun has been involved in the London 2012 Olympic project from bid stage in 2003 to now leading the organisation which has guaranteed the future of three world class London 2012 legacy venues: Lee Valley White Water Centre; Lee Valley VeloPark; Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre. These venues are popular community assets and financially successful, hosting a range of community and commercial activities including over 20 major international events since 2012.

Shaun was a member of the UK Government’s Rio 2016 Advisory Panel and has spent time in Rio advising the City, State and Federal Governments on sporting legacy. He has also provided advice to Tokyo 2020 on venue design and legacy planning and has spent time in Tokyo where he met with representatives from Government and the Tokyo 2020 agencies.

He has extensive experience of strategic planning, business modelling, development and management of sports venues. A particular focus has been delivering viable and sustainable venues that are community focused and commercially driven.

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Mike Hall

Partner, FaulknerBrowns
Mike Hall
Partner, FaulknerBrowns

Mike specialises in the design of sports facilities. He is an advocate of developing expertise as a springboard for innovative solutions in this specialist field, where the social spaces are as valuable as the fields of play. Notable examples include the multi award-winning Derby Arena, Lee Valley White Water Centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games and the University of Surrey Sports Complex.

Mike has travelled widely, researching and benchmarking facilities around the world and brings a national and international perspective to this field. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and is an active member of the International Union of Architects (UIA) sports and leisure working group. Mike is currently working on the Beacon of Light, for the Sunderland Foundation of Light, a building that harnesses the power of sport to transform lives.

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Ola Mattsson

Consultant, LOA - The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities
Ola Mattsson
Consultant, LOA - The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities

Ola Mattsson is a development consultant for LOA’s Team Sports. With over five years at LOA he has a wide variety of successful projects behind him. Ola Mattsson has considerable experience of advising clients, activists and clubs, and of consulting with architects and other specialists to provide innovative, creative meeting places for the leisure pursuits of the future.

Prior to his engagement at LOA, Ola headed the Blocs & Walls project in Copenhagen that won an IAKS bronze award in 2015. Here he had the role of employer, project development, fundraiser and architect. Ola holds a masters degree in Philology and Conflict management from the university of Copenhagen.

 

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Flemming Anders Overgaard

Partner, Keingart Architects
Flemming Anders Overgaard
Partner, Keingart Architects

In 2007 Flemming Anders Overgaard started the company Keingart (previous Keinicke & Overgaard Architects) together with Maria Keinicke Davidsen.
Flemming focuses on designing and managing processes in which people with very different backgrounds can come together to develop surprising and innovative solutions together. Through his many years of practical experience in the analysis, programming, sketching, planning and project management of schools, sports facilities and activating urban spaces, Flemming has formed an excellent understanding of the factors that are critical to the successful development of future-oriented facilities.

As partner in Keingart Flemming has conducted the realization of a series of sportscenters, outdoor facilities and urban interventions all over Denmark. Flemming’s knowledge of research, construction and process management have been strengthened and documented through the PhD thesis “Paradoxes in the early stages of construction projects” which was
defended at the Danish Centre for Sports and Architecture, Royale Academy of Arts in Copenhagen.

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Mike Lawless

Director, LA Architects
Mike Lawless
Director, LA Architects

Mike, who founded LA architects with Elizabeth Adams in 1992, is a highly experienced and motivated architect and interior designer. He works closely with each and every Client to ensure that the designs we produce are to the very highest standards, and sees opportunity in everything, using this to raise the aspirations of those around him.

Dedicated to delivering long term good quality solutions that inspire, he is equally proud of the success of Guildford Spectrum as he is of a small Japanese Tea House in Cardiff.

A specialist and expert in the delivery of sports and leisure, arts and community public buildings, Mike has been an advisor to Sport England and other European Sports Governing bodies and Olympic Authorities. He has also been a tutor at Cardiff College, an ‘RIBA Awards’ judge, and played a key role in the RIBA previously on the board of RIBA Enterprises responsible for NBS and the RIBA board.

Beyond architecture, Mike’s passions embrace Aikido, Japanese culture, sailing…fast, and of course, Welsh rugby!

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Tony Wallace

Regional Director, Greenwich Leisure Limited
Tony Wallace
Regional Director, Greenwich Leisure Limited

Tony Wallace is an experienced Sports and Leisure professional with over 20 years within the leisure industry working for GLL, London’s leading Charitable Social Enterprise and largest leisure operator in the UK.

Tony is a Regional Director for GLL, responsible for the successful strategic service delivery of sport, leisure and cultural services in London that include the iconic London Aquatics Centre and Copper Box Arena on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Tony has a strong background in operational Leisure and International Venue Management with extensive experience in facility management, project management, commissioning and opening new facilities, licensing, security, programming and promotion.

In his role Tony has gained extensive experience in the following areas; community sport, leisure, health and fitness delivery, elite sport provision, managing international sporting venues, athlete services and working with National Sports Governing Bodies.

Tony also has a track record for delivering high profile sporting and non sporting events from concept, through planning stages to successful delivery; this includes liaising with key stakeholders and event organisers. Highlights include; Aviva London Grand Prix 2005 - 2012, Coldplay in Concert 2005, Modern Pentathlon World Championships 2009 and 2011, Balfour Beatty London Youth Games, Tri Nations Swimming, Brasil Olympic Training Camp and more recently international events within the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre.

Tony has been an integral part of GLL’s Olympic Team since its formation and was part of the GLL team advising on the business planning and design of the London Aquatics Centre. He also played a lead role in launching the GLL Sport Foundation which has gained acclaim for its support of young athletes from leading people in the sports and political arena.

Tony is an Honours Graduate in Leisure and Tourism Management as well as holding a number of vocational qualifications including the Institute of Sports and Recreation Management Certificate.

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Irina Korneychuk

Architectural Designer, FaulknerBrowns
Irina Korneychuk
Architectural Designer, FaulknerBrowns

MA MArch PGDip

Irina is a key member of the internationally recognised FaulknerBrowns’ sports and leisure team. Coming from Russia she has brought a global perspective on the design of sports facilities which challenges traditional models and drives innovation in the sector.  Having been involved in the design of a number of high profile sports projects, she is currently leading the design and delivery of a major sports facility for the University of Portsmouth that raises the national and international benchmark for sustainability and is on target to be the first BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ building of its kind.

In 2017, Irina was named the winner of the prestigious AJ/Curtins Inspiring Graduate Prize and she has received the National G4C Future Leader Award in 2018. She also represents the interests of young construction professionals in the North East as a co-chair of the regional Generation 4 Change Committee.

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Andy Mytom

Partner, David Morley Architects
Andy Mytom
Partner, David Morley Architects

Andy Mytom leads David Morley Architects’ work in the Sports and Leisure sector. He has worked on notable large schemes that have contributed to the Practice’s reputation as a leader in this field. He joined David Morley Architects in 1996 specifically to work on sports projects. To date, he has worked on 15 projects for the Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord’s, offering David Morley Architects the opportunity to carry out pioneering work in cricket facility design.

Dates

Registration and start at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

Location
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
Eton Manor
Leadmill Lane
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
E20 3AD London
United Kingdom (UK)

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