New London Architecture

NextGen Speed Mentoring Evening


Tuesday 30 April 2024
18:15 - 20:15

This event forms a key part of the NLA NextGen programme, dedicated to supporting the next generations career progression.
NLA speed mentoring evenings provide a rare opportunity to meet with established professionals working across the industry – come armed with questions about projects, challenges you’re currently facing or your career progression.
This event forms a key part of the NLA NextGen programme, dedicated to supporting the next generations career progression and promoting emerging talent from across the built environment.
You’ll have the opportunity to meet with mentors from a cross-sector of the built environment throughout the evening, and there will be ample opportunity for networking. 

Confirmed mentors include Marie-Louise Schembri (Sustainability Director, Hilson Moran), Kiru Balson (Principal Sustainability Consultant, Max Fordham), Maliha Haque (Associate, LOM architecture and design), Stuart Cade (Partner, Rick Mather Architects), David Storring (Director, Morris+Company), Hugo Dring (Project Director, Buro Four), Nathalie Bergvall (Director, John Robertson Architects), Ben Adams (Founding Director, Ben Adams Architects), and Laura Cassullo (Regional Director, Stride Treglown).
Spaces are limited so please only book a place if you can attend. Demand is high and we therefore ask you to let us know should you be unable to make it on the evening. We will be keeping a waitlist and those who are first on the waitlist will be contacted should spaces become available.
Please email Natasha Duffy to join the waitlist. 


Registration and Drinks
Welcome from NLA 
Grace Simmonds, Head of Learning & Engagement, NLA 
Sessions begin 
4 x 15-minute mentoring sessions 
Sessions end 

Speaker biographies

Marie-Louise Schembri

Sustainability Director, Hilson Moran

Kiru Balson

Principal Sustainability Consultant, Max Fordham

Maliha Haque

Associate, LOM architecture and design

Stuart Cade

Partner, MICA

David Storring

Director, Morris+Company

Hugo Dring

Project Director, Buro Four

Nathalie Bergvall

Director, John Robertson Architects

Ben Adams

Founding Director, Ben Adams Architects

Laura Cassullo

Regional Director, Stride Treglown

Isabel Jones

Director, Landscape and Townscape, Turley

Lucie Murray

Senior Cities Strategist, ING Media

Marylis Ramos

Director, Savills Earth, Savills

Federico Garcia Parra

Senior Director, Otis UK & Ireland

Michael Clark

Design Director, Hadley Property Group

Dorrian O’Neill

Senior Account Manager, Commonplace

Helena Carrie

Partner & Co-Managing Director, Corporate, Consumer & Social, London Communications Agency

Gillian Cooper

Associate, Newsteer

Chris Papanastasiou

Director, Robert Bird Group

Molly Moruzzi

Director, GIA Surveyors

John Mulhaire

Associate Director, Momentum Transport Consultancy

Claire Wakelin

Director and Head of Education, HLM Architects

Sinéad Morrissey

Associate Director, DP9 Ltd

Sarah Eastham

Partner - Engagement, Pollard Thomas Edwards

Nick de Klerk

Associate Partner and Head of Hotels, Purcell

Ben McKenna

Associate Director, DMWR Architects

Kate Hart


Dave Lomax

Associate Director, Waugh Thistleton




The London Centre
3 Aldermanbury


There are 4 steps to the main entrance, with a level access entrance via the Guildhall West Wing approximately 200 feet away. There are toilets and accessible toilets via stairs or a lift to the lower ground floor. If you would like more information, or have any access requirements, please let us know what these are and how we can best accommodate these by emailing


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