Key People

  • Julia Widdowson
    Regional Leader Victoria
    +61 (03) 8639 5873
  • Julia joined Temple’s UK business in 2017 working within their EIA infrastructure team, before moving back to her home town of Melbourne in 2019 to start up the new Australian arm of the business.

    Julia has always had a passion for the environment and started her career working in the marine science and contaminated land spaces on projects all across Australia and internationally. Project experience included environmental impact assessments, environmental approvals, baseline and impact monitoring and statutory regulations and licencing compliance. After joining Temple’s UK office, she played a key role in the bid team and project management team delivering the enabling works environmental surveys for the Phase 1 section of High Speed 2, Europe’s largest infrastructure project. Having recently moved back to Australia, Julia now leads Temple Australia’s Melbourne office.

  • Mark Southwood
    Temple Group CEO
  • Mark is the founder of Temple Group and operates as Group CEO and Chairman for both Temple and The Ecology Consultancy Boards.

    Mark Southwood has played an important role in the planning and delivery of many high profile civil engineering projects in the UK including CTRL (HS1), HS2, Thameslink Programme, DLR and Tramlink schemes, airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton), road schemes and has a good track record identifying and managing environmental and planning risks. He has led sustainability appraisals, SEAs, EIAs, HIAs and prepared Sustainability Statements and Environmental Statements and acted in an expert capacity. He has contributed to policy and strategy for Government (Defra, DCLG, DfT), GLA, TfL, NwR (and its predecessor Railtrack) and managed research programmes for Government departments and CIRIA. He has served on various Professional and European Committees on transport and the environment.

    Prior to founding Temple, Mark worked as a senior manager in the public (London Borough of Hillingdon – Environmental Health) and private (Wimpey Environmental) sector on a wide variety of assignments, including oversight of major developments e.g. Stockley Park, Uxbridge re-development, M40/M4 realignment/widening schemes, Heathrow (T4 and T5 –early stage) and Planning Inquiries and expert witness work.

    Mark’s interests outside work includes travelling, photography, music (jazz in particular), classic cars, sport, reading, theatre and films.

  • Andrew Bryant
    Executive Director
  • Andrew is an Executive Director on the Boards of Temple Australia and Temple (UK), where he leads major infrastructure projects including HS2 (Phase 1 and 2) and Crossrail 2. He also has primary responsibility for HR, people management and resourcing.

    Prior to working at Temple (UK), Andrew worked for two years with the Charles Sturt Research Centre conducting fauna and flora assessments, then ten years at the NSW Department of Planning (1995-2005), where he specialized in natural resource management in land use planning, development control, statutory frameworks and policy projects, including planning frameworks for Botany Bay and the Georges River Catchment and legislation for threatened species and native vegetation control.

    Since joining Temple (UK) in 2007, Andrew has been the Project Manager or Project Director on many of our largest contracts, including the New Line Capacity Study (Department for Transport), DLR Dagenham Dock Extension (light rail), Heathrow Airtrack (conventional rail). He has worked continuously on HS2 since its inception in 2009, including: Project Manager on strategic environmental assessments (Appraisal of Sustainability) for HS2 Phase 1 and then HS2 Phase 2, Temple manager in our consortium leadership team for the HS2 Phase 1 EIA and hybrid Bill (London and Country South regions), Project Director for Temple’s HS2 Phase 2 EIA team, and Project Director for more than £20M of HS2 Enabling Works contracts, including as Project Director in joint venture contracts. He also provides strategic advice to Crossrail 2 (TfL) and a number of other infrastructure projects in the UK.

    Outside the office, Andrew enjoys tennis, squash, reading, writing, music and travel.

  • David joined Temple as a director in 2019 and has a career spanning over 40 years specialising in the energy and transport industries.

    David is a highly experienced project leader and general manager with experience in the Australian and UK markets. His general management experience includes both serving Australian Tier 1 contractors implementing some of the country’s largest construction contracts as well as experience in the electricity distribution industry. David is a senior advisor to Transport for NSW in the procurement and delivery of major infrastructure projects. He has previously worked as a director in the UK Civil Service providing support services to the London 2012 Olympic Board and was also the leader of the Major Projects Business Unit for Transport for London.


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