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 or Masters degrees, and are Associates, Members, or Fellows of the Institute of Acoustics.
Managing Director, Founder and Expert Witness
Peter Rogers BSc(Hons) MSc CEng FIOA FRSA MIOL is a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics and registered expert witness with over 30 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, WWF HQ Outstanding BREEAM Office in Woking, Material Science Metallurgy Building for the Cambridge University and Oxford University temporary teaching facilities. He is the Managing Director and co-owner of Sustainable Acoustics and remains an active engineer. In his spare time Peter is a beekeeper.
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 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 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.
Director & Sustainability Advisor
Diana is a Director and co-owner of Sustainable Acoustics. She is Sustainability Advisor, helping us stay at the forefront of sustainability implementation including climate strategy, environmental management, integrating the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals into our work and progressing our Net Zero ambition of halving emissions by 2025 and attaining Net Zero by 2030. Previously, Diana worked in the third sector, implementing sustainability, socially responsible investing and working on the corporate accountability agenda. She also worked in Public Affairs, Philanthropy and before that, in Local Government.
Diana obtained her BSc in Geography at Royal Holloway, London University.
Angela Lamacraft has a BSc in Audio and Music Technology and an MSc in Acoustics, Noise Control, Vibration from Southampton University. She is a senior consultant with 14 years’ experience in the assessment of acoustics. Angela is an Incorporated Engineer working towards Chartership and is a member of the Institute of Acoustics (IoA), where she is a Diversity Champion and former chair of the IoA’s Young Members Group and an Ordinary Member of the of the IoA Council. Angela’s experience includes undertaking noise and vibration survey’s, analysing data, advising outline and detailed mitigation measures across a range of sectors. She has excellent knowledge and practical experience in the application of international standards, local and national policies, such as those for planning, industrial noise, road traffic noise, railway noise and vibration and construction and demolition noise and vibration. Angela is also an experienced noise modeller, including large Sustainable Urban Extensions and onshore substations for offshore windfarms. During Angela’s MSc she completed underwater noise assessments in contained bodies of water. She has extensive experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and managing technical teams of various sizes.
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.
Diego Codes has an MSc in acoustics and is an acoustic consultant who graduated from London South Bank University in January 2022. He also has a background in sound engineering and Music Technology and joined Sustainable Acoustics in 2022. In his training he is continuing to turn the theory into practice, with knowledge growing in the area of building acoustics, building services and sound insulation as well as Environmental Acoustics. At Sustainable Acoustics he has already been involved in a wide range of projects, including forensic acoustics, licensing and planning applications for residential and commercial developments, new school design and testing. He is working towards becoming an ANC registered tester and Associate Member of the Institute of Acoustics. He has also presented a paper on Low Energy PA design in underground Stations at Internoise 2022 in Glasgow.
An experienced and resourceful operations and office manager, with proven ability to problem solve and drive our team forward. Passionate about recycling, sustainability, nature and healthy living, Lou ensures that office procurement is socially responsible and user-effective. Lou works collaboratively to ensure financial metrics are delivered effectively in a timely manner and that the Company runs smoothly.