Our People

Our consultants are professional and experienced individuals with a passion for design and a desire to plan for a sustainable future. We believe in providing a service based on excellent acoustic advice and high standards, and doing so in a way that values our staff’s expertise and rises to the challenges of our clients, but does not undermine the chances of future generations.  All our technical staff have either Bachelors degrees or Masters, and are either an Associate, Member or Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics.


Peter Rogers

Managing Director

Peter Rogers BSc(Hons) MSc CEng FIOA FRSA MIOL has over 25 years’ experience delivering noise and vibration solutions on a wide variety of projects, with a personable and practical style. He began his career in Local Authority and therefore has a good understanding of what they need, and where liaison is concerned. He then moved to consultancy and specialises in Building Acoustics and Environmental Noise and Vibration control. He has worked on prestigious projects such as the Millennium Stadium, Wimbledon Centre Court, O2, Olympia, Guys & St Thomas Hospital, Olympic Park Licensing and numerous schools, including Heartlands School, WWF HQ Outstanding BREEAM Office in Woking, Material Science Metallurgy Building for the Cambridge University and Oxford University temporary teaching facilities. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics and a registered Expert Witness. He now is the Managing Director and owner of Sustainable Acoustics, and remains an active engineer.

Chris Heal

Senior Consultant

Chris Heal MEng (Hons) MIOA is a member of the Institute of Acoustics and has over 15 years’ experience in consultancy with expertise in Environmental and Building Acoustics. Chris has a particular eye for detail and is a very thorough engineer, providing a solid basis for solutions which are practical and yet optimise the design. Chris’ experience in the education sector includes lead acoustician on new 10 form entry school at Riverside, Dagenham with Portakabin, refurbishment of buildings at Bedford Square to create EJMS French, bilingual, international school, feasibility studies for temporary home for Park Field free school in Bournemouth.  Chris also has extensive experience in environmental noise including leading the Kings Cross Construction Monitoring contract, Picket Twenty development for over 1200 new homes at Andover. 

Jim Smith 



Jim Smith MEng (Hons) MIOA joined Sustainable Acoustics in July 2014 as a graduate consultant. He has

an MEng degree in Acoustical Engineering from the University of Southampton and is a  Member of the Institute of Acoustics.


At the company, Jim has already been immersed in a variety of different projects, covering different aspects such as environmental noise assessments for new residential and road schemes, pre-completion sound-insulation testing, and mechanical ventilation services assessments.

During his time in acoustics-related placements, he was responsible for designing a program to identify tonality of plant noise, and assist in setting up an ambi-sonic sound lab, simulating filtering effects of different partitions. At the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, Jim has participated in many interesting projects, including a noise control analysis for domestic floor cleaners, and the design and building of a physical rig to recreate the song of a humpback whale.

Diana Rogers


Director & Sustainability Advisor

Diana Rogers BSc joined Sustainable Acoustics in 2017 as Sustainability Advisor having spent 18 years in the

charity sector. Before that Diana spent time working in local government on environmental policy. Diana has extensive experience in environmental management, sustainability and corporate social responsibly and has a strong research background. Diana spent over 15 years at WWF where she led the production of the  annual Environmental Management Report, managed the underlying EMS and provided ethics research and intelligence on corporate/charitable partnerships. More  recently Diana was working in the charities' Major Donor Development team, brings with her a wide array of experience. 

Lou Espig


Office Administrator and Facilities Manager

Lou Espig BSc

Louise Conroy

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Senior Consultant

Louise Conroy BEng (Hons) MIOA is a member of the Institute of Acoustics, and has been involved in acoustic

consultancy since graduating from Southampton University’s Institute of Sound and Vibration Research in 1990. Working with Arup Acoustics, she was involved in a variety of projects from Glyndebourne Opera House to Wytch Farm Gathering Station to motorway widening projects, before being seconded to the Channel Tunnel Rail link Consortium in 1996 to carry on her work with noise and vibration assessments from the scheme. After maternity leave , Louise joined The English Cogger Partnership (now rebranded as Sustainable Acoustics Ltd), on a part time basis and has since been involved in a variety of projects, including numerous large and small scale School and college projects, the Tipner East regeneration scheme, the City Gateway, student accommodation and medical centre development in Southampton.

Sebastian Woodhams



Sebastian Woodhams BSc(Hons) MIOA is a member of the institute of acoustics

and graduated from Solent University in 2013. He has been working in consultancy since, and joined Sustainable Acoustics in 2017 as a consultant. In his previous role at a multidisciplinary consultancy he gained extensive knowledge of building acoustics, including building services and sound insulation. In addition he gained experience in the environmental and education sectors. At Sustainable Acoustics he has been involved in a wide range of projects, including planning applications for residential and commercial developments and school refurbishments. He is also experienced in specialist areas such as noise at work, vibration and noise nuisance, and has worked on several projects in his home town of Romsey.

Katherine Howlett

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Sustainability Manager & PA to Peter Rogers, MD

Katherine Howlett BSc MA is an responsible for measuring our carbon footprint, setting targets to reduce operational energy use, identifying areas of our work that link to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and conducting our sustainable supplier audit, providing sustainability best practice input into our bid tenders. 

Katherine is also our wellbeing co-ordinator, is a trained metal health first aider, and breathwork coach.