CAE has a dedicated team of in-house and associate consultants who are accredited members of the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC) or have equivalent experience.
Fara Muneer, BSc (Hons), MA – Head of Business Development
Fara is Head of the Centre for Accessible Environments. The role is fundamental in achievement of the business goals to increase the access and inclusion expertise of the built environment sector whilst growing CAE impact. She has extensive senior business development experience in disability and inclusion sector for 20 years across the public, private and charity sectors. CAE is part of Habinteg, sharing a mission to drive greater accessibility in the built environment to enable everyone to live, work, travel and be part of a fully inclusive society. In external networks and panels she is Chair of Network Rail’s Access Panel (BEAP) and part of the London Regional Stakeholder Network panel, a panel set up of users and organisations supporting the Disability Unit in the Cabinet Office on inclusive policy developments. She is a specialist expert for the Design Council and Disability Expert for Her Majesty’s Magistrates Courts and Tribunal Service. Fara joined CAE from the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award where she led on inclusion and strategic change.
Teresa Rumble, BA (Hons), MA, NRAC Auditor – Senior Access Advisor
Teresa has a BA in 3-Dimensional Design and a City and Guilds qualification in Garden Design. She is the Senior Access Advisor at CAE and has extensive experience of access assessments, design appraisals and access audits of both heritage and modern buildings, as well as external greenspace. Teresa’s career background includes 14 years of temporary exhibition and gallery design at the British Museum in London, and she has applied this to the creation of inclusive visitor experiences for the Charterhouse museum, National Gallery and Bletchley Park Museum.
Teresa provides access consultancy advice for the RHS Gardens at Wisley and Bridgewater and has recently undertaken Equality Impact Assessments and design appraisals for public parks in London. Teresa is also a member of the judging panel for the Selwyn Goldsmith Awards for Universal Design.
Corinne Keany, BSc (Hons) Architecture, NRAC Consultant – Inclusive Environments Specialist
Corinne is CAE’s Inclusive Environments Specialist. She is an NRAC Consultant with an architectural background and has worked as an access consultant for almost 20 years for a wide selection of public and private sector clients.
In her previous roles Corinne has been involved in a variety of projects including Natural History Museum, redevelopment of London Bridge station, Built Environment Assessor for the Irish Government funded National Disability Authority Excellence through Access Award Scheme and providing access consultancy services for provision of temporary overlay to existing facilities being used as venues for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Maddy Rees, LLM – Project Manager
Maddy project manages CAE’s training program which supports organisations and individuals to improve their knowledge in inclusive design. Maddy is also the main point of contact for our Pathways Academy, a unique course funded by the City Bridge Trust to train young disabled Londoners to become access and inclusion professionals. She has worked in the disability sector since 2013 and joined CAE from Muscular Dystrophy UK where she managed the charity’s care, information & advocacy service.
Yulia Sholina, BSc (Hons) – Project Manager
Yulia is responsible for planning and managing CAE consultancy projects for clients. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science and has project management experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Having previously volunteered at UCL National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, as well as work experience with younger individuals, Yulia’s ambition is to learn more about accessibility and inclusion, and make an impact on reducing inequality.
Asa Hems – Access Adviser, ASAS
Asa’s last role was at Sociability, a mobile app designed to help disabled people find accessible places to socialise. Asa’s role as a London Mapper saw him visit venues to collect accessibility data across four categories: the venue’s entrance, indoor areas, external areas, and the visual, audio and sensory aspects within the venue. This information would be shared on the app and Asa would also speak with the venue’s owner about any potential improvements they could make.
Asa manages the Access and Sustainability Advice Service (ASAS) at CAE, which provides advice and support for London-based charities looking to make their buildings and external environments more inclusive. Asa studied International Travel and Tourism Management for two years during which time he traveled to Thailand, the USA and Poland. Outside of work, Asa loves to act. Most recently he has appeared in a short film and has been a BBC extra. He also keeps active with wheelchair football and boccia.