New Heritage panel discussion

Speaker bios

The New Heritage panel discussion on Friday 6 November 2020 at 7.30pm brings together professionals from the fields of architecture, building, heritage and design to discuss how Sydney’s unique historical architecture can be incorporated into these bold new visions and how contemporary building design can retain valuable heritage. Join in the conversation during a live Q&A.


Adam Haddow, Director, SJB

Adam Haddow is a Sydney based architect and director at leading multi-disciplinary design studio, SJB. A specialist in the built environment, Adam is interested in what makes cities vibrant, connected and civic with particular expertise in urban density, multi-residential design and the intersection of public and private space. Adam’s design achievements have been recognised with numerous awards including the AIA National and NSW Chapter Architecture Awards, the Urban Taskforce Awards, and the UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence. As a studio, SJB is acclaimed nationally and internationally for their work in architecture, interiors, planning and urban design.



Jono Cottee, Development Director, Built

Jono is an experienced property industry professional specialising in property development, design, delivery and leasing with a focus on commercial real estate. Using his experience as a trained architect and designer, Jono has formed a solid foundation for his 16 year career in property development and construction across a diverse range of roles and responsibilities with demonstrated strengths in design, problem solving and strategic thinking.. He has been instrumental in a number of Built’s projects , including the innovative Sub Station No.164 at 183-185 Clarence Street, where he works closely with the City of Sydney, architects, consultants and stakeholders to rethink heritage adaptations in a new light.

Cameron Dymond, Arup, Associate Principal, Australasian Property Leader

As Australasian Property Leader at Arup, Cameron maintains extensive property market awareness and knowledge of trends and thought leadership.  With 20 years’ experience in building services design, Cameron’s passion is leading teams towards sustainable comfort solutions via the integration of building services into the built form using elegant design. During this unprecedented time Cameron has been connecting with the property industry – developers, landlords, tenants and design professionals – on returning to the office, and what the future may hold for the workplace.

Richard Francis-Jones, Design Director, FJMT

Richard Francis-Jones is a highly awarded and leading contemporary Australian architect. Richard is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, and in 2012 was made an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.  Richard has led a distinguished architectural career and is a founding partner of Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmtstudio). As Design Director Richard has led the design of a formidable body of international award winning work, including World Building of the Year Award, the AIA Jorn Utzon Award, the RIBA International Award, the NZ  Architecture Medal and the Sir John Sulman Medallion. 

Sharon Veale, CEO, GML Heritage

Sharon Veale brings a wealth of expertise and over 15 years’ experience in Aboriginal and historic cultural heritage assessment, management and conservation for public and private sector clients. She has a strong track record in preparing heritage assessments across cultural landscapes and places of significant scale and complexity. She also has extensive experience in community engagement and in documenting social and cultural values. Sharon is a Trustee on the Board of SLM.