We have a dedicated team of in-house and external access professionals to offer a variety of services, from training to access audits and access design appraisals.
In-house CAE Team (L-R) : Teresa Rumble, Michelle Horn, Natasha Davies, Jacqui Smith, Fara Muneer
Fara Muneer, Head of Business Development
Fara has significant experience of working in disability and inclusion across children and adult services. She has held senior roles in local authorities before moving into business development for disabled people’s organisations and initiatives. Fara joined CAE from the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award where she led on inclusion and strategic change. Fara also sits as a Disability Expert in Tribunals for the Ministry of Justice.
Michelle Horn, Inclusive Environments Specialist
Michelle has extensive experience in creating inclusive environments and has a wealth of experience on a wide range of projects and building types including listed building and regeneration schemes. She has been involved in projects from design through the construction phases, ensuring inclusive access is considered at all stages of the project. Having previously worked in Local Authority Building Control she has expertise in technical legislation and access standards. She works on a range of consultancy projects undertaking design appraisals, drawing reviews and access audits. Michelle represents CAE on the BSI Committee for Access to Buildings and is part of the Judging Panel for the Selwyn Goldsmiths Awards for Universal Design.
Jacqui Smith, Access Advisor
Jacqui is an Occupational Therapist with over 14 years’ experience working with disabled people. Jacqui has worked across healthcare, local authority and education sectors and as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering housing adaptations for disabled children. She has a particular interest in accessible housing and recently co-authored the third edition of the Wheelchair Housing Design Guide published in 2018. Jacqui co-ordinates the CAE training
offer and regularly delivers a range of courses on accessible homes, bathrooms, kitchens and dementia friendly design. She also undertakes a variety of projects including housing reviews, design appraisals and access audits of public and commercial buildings.
Jacqui is on maternity leave until 2020. Nasser Rad is providing cover in her absence.
Nasser Rad, Access Advisor
Nasser is Civil/Structural Engineer with extensive background in the Building Regulations. He is an experienced Chartered Surveyor and Manager, with a track record of leading large scale Construction and Engineering projects to generate significant income and raise organisational profile. His expertise is in the Building Regulations including fire engineering, instigating and maintaining productive cross-sector commercial partnerships to grow reputation and secure future business opportunities. Proactive and forward looking in approach, he has extensive experience driving change and improvement initiatives. Nasser has a BSc in Civil Engineering, MSc in Structural Engineering, is a Chartered Surveyor MRICS and a member of Chartered Institute of Management.
Teresa Rumble, Access Advisor
Teresa has a BA in 3-Dimensional Design and a City and Guilds qualification in Garden Design, and her background includes 14 years of exhibition and gallery design work at the British Museum in London. She now applies this to the creation of inclusive visitor experiences. Teresa joined CAE from the National Register of Access Consultants and has extensive experience of access assessments, design appraisals and access audits of both heritage and modern buildings, as well as external greenspace. Teresa is also a Civic Trust Awards Inclusive Design Assessor.
Natasha Davies, Access Advisor (Access and Sustainability Advisory Service)
Natasha has an MSc in Spatial Planning and is passionate about inclusive design in the home and built environment. She has a background in planning joining us from her previous role as Town Planning Consultant. Natasha is the main point of contact for our Access and Sustainability Advisory Service (ASAS), funded by City Bridge Trust for charity, voluntary and community groups based in London. In her role Natasha provides advice to charities on making their premises more accessible for everyone, including disabled and older people and supporting the application of access grants through our strategic partner the City Bridge Trust supporting their mission to make London more inclusive and reduce inequality.