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CHRIS LAMB - Chief Executive
ROBERT BROWN - Chief Finance Officer
ROBERT OFFORD - Programme Manager, Planning and Design
CHRISTINE LEUNG - Programme Manager, Spaceshaper
GEOFF NOBLE - Senior Advisor, Planning and Design
ANNETTE HARDS - Senior Advisor, Education and Skills
SARAH BROWN - Programme Administrator

Chris was appointed Chief Executive of the Kent Architecture Centre in October 2008. He has a Masters in Architecture and taught in the Diploma School in the University of Greenwich for many years. Chris joined us in October 2008, having developed the Architecture Centre for the Humber. He worked in practice for several years as project architect on a range of arts, housing and education projects. Increasingly interested in urban design he explored the use of computer-based generative modelling and urban form, which led to the founding of a digital design company specialising in the development of 3D worlds and interactive media. He was a design tutor at the University of Greenwich for ten years and visiting lecturer at many other universities. Before joining KAC Chris was the Executive Director of arc, the architecture centre for the Humber, where he developed a sub-regional design panel, skills programmes and a public realm unit. He is a Director of the Architecture Centre Network

Robert is a versatile executive working with the Centre on a part-time, consultancy contract. He has considerable experience of general management, financial, taxation and marketing experience. Robert's chief experience has been in working alongside Chief Executives in a range of social housing, regeneration and publishing organisations. Robert has also managed and consulted in IT systems, personnel, property and tenancy management, including rent accounting and fundraising.

Robert is a planner and urban designer. He joined the Architecture Centre in 2006 as a Design Adviser, having worked in local government in London. Robert's principal role is as Adviser to the Regional Design Panel, reviewing high profile development proposals throughout the South East. In addition to this, Robert works on the centre's design and regeneration projects.

CHRISTINE LEUNG BA (Hons), Dip Arch, Registered Architect (ARB)
Christine is a RIBA chartered architect with over ten years of experience in architectural practice. At Kent Architecture Centre she works with architects, community groups, local authorities, housing associations and private developers to deliver built environment education programmes as part of regeneration and redevelopment proposals. Christine is currently working with CABE, the Architecture Centre Bristol and Beam in developing a young person's version of Spaceshaper, a practical toolkit that enables organisations to measure the quality of public space with local communities, stakeholders and young people. Before joining the Architecture Centre, Christine worked in practice and a broad range of experience ranging from major residential developments and community buildings to commercial and healthcare schemes.

Geoff leads the Centre's design review team, which gives design advice to planning authorities, government agencies and the private sector. He manages the work of the South East Regional Design Panel, which has conducted more than 350 reviews since its start in 2002. Geoff is a chartered town planner and urban designer with wide experience in managing change in the historic environment. After working in local government he joined English Heritage and in 2000 was appointed as Deputy Director for London. He worked closely with CABE in producing the Building in Context report and contributed to English Heritage' current publications on retail development, coastal towns and the public realm. Geoff is also an Associate at Urban Practitioners.

Annette is a Chartered Architect with over 25 years experience, with a particular interest in built environment education. She has been a member of the team at the Kent Architecture Centre for the last nine years, with responsibility for ensuring that education, in its widest sense, is a central element within all the work undertaken at the centre. She has extensive experience in running design workshops, bringing together stakeholder organisation, local people and designers to share knowledge and expertise in order to improve development proposals. Annette was closely involved with the creation of the ‘solent centre for architecture + design', based in Hampshire.

GILLIAN WILLAVOYS BSc (Hons) PG Dip Mgmt Studies
Gillian is Office Manager at the Architecture Centre. She is a modern languages graduate, who has spent much of her career as office manager in international companies. Within the Architecture Centre Gillian is responsible for office administration, accounts, human resources and facilities management.

Sarah is an administrator at the Architecture Centre. She is responsible for the general administration work and provides project support for colleagues. Since joining the Centre in 2004 Sarah has also taken on the role of Coordinator for the South East Regional Design Panel.