Robert Thorogood Guest Speaker, Executive Director, HDR | Hurley Palmer Flatt
By combining his degree at Imperial College with industrial training with Hawker Siddeley in the early 1980s, Robert quickly moved into R&D in the areas of switchgear, controls, machines and transformers. With this excellent academic and practical grounding, he then moved to his first M&E engineering consultancy with James R Briggs, where he worked on a variety of projects from commercial to historic buildings to Royal Academy to prisons! In 1989, Robert then moved to a multi-disciplinary consultancy, Aukett, who at the time were designing and overseeing the construction of data centres for the likes of Royal & Sun Alliance and Marks & Spencer. Robert quickly took up the reins of projects from Lloyds Bank and GSK both in London and Stevenage.