Alistair Gould


Projects Director

Alistair is a Social Entrepreneur working in the field of low carbon design, project co-ordination and communications. He specialises in developing collaborative professional partnerships in delivering `cradle-to-cradle' sustainable projects that provide balanced client and community benefit. He has held a variety of executive and non executive Directorships of public and private sector companies in the property, construction and cleantech sectors. Since 1998 he has been in particular has committed to partnered research within the health and sustainability sectors .  Alongside Alistair’s qualifications as a Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Environmentalist is his experience and passion in the field of Permaculture, which is a primary area of his continuing professional development. 

Alistair is co-founder of the Helionix Group and the Carbon Free Group.


Edmond Rube

Technical Director

Edmond’s work in technology innovation starts from a strong grasp of current key principles and future possibilities across a very broad range of scientific enquiry combined with a deep understanding of the effect, positive or negative, that an innovation may have on the natural world.   He applies this capability in a telling way by delivering swift and innovative solutions to engineering challenges, whether in the laboratory, workshop or on site.   

He has extensive experience in working in a diverse range of scientific fields, from mechanical engineering to analytical research,  A particular interest lies in the manipulation of materials to produce architectural structures displaying new properties, involving complex chemical processes.   His developmental work has also encompassed sensors, purification media, electronic and optical devices.   

Edmond is a co-founder of the Helionix Group and has since the 1970s worked with a range of brilliant scientists including Marcel Vogel, the celebrated IBM Scientist, and Max Perutz where he contributed to his work in mapping of the structure of haemoglobin by X-Ray crystallography for which Vogel was awarded the Nobel Prize.   


Kristian Bird

Architectural Designer and Building Materials Researcher

Having lived abroad for most of his childhood, Kristian only returned to England in 2003 where he was exposed to the issue of ‘sustainability’. Through his undergraduate architectural career his design projects focused on community buildings and their relationships to natural systems and networks. 

Through a background in the adventure sports industry, Kristian has developed a keen interest in the wild outdoors. Alongside an education in sustainable architecture, he has managed to marry these two interests at Helionix Designs, in developing materials and designs for healthier places.

Kristian joined the team in 2014 on an internship placement as part of the ongoing research programme in ultra low impact construction. His current work includes leading the various architectural materials research projects within the group. 


Hannah Sindall

Architect & Landscape Designer

Hannah's professional areas include Architecture, Landscape Design and Horticulture.  Having qualified as an Architect her passion for gardens and the natural landscape in general has resulted in her past and present project portfolio including landscape and horticultural design alongside conventional building designs.  Her combination of skills and passions provides the ideal base for the design team's approaches to nature-inspired architecture.


Anthony Morgan


Anthony Morgan co-founder of Carbon Free Group and eco-entrepreneur, is passionate about the environment, he has made it his life's mission to find engineering solutions to help mankind adapt and meet the challenges created by our impact on the world around us.

A multi disciplined engineer, educated to degree level in both mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering, serving as Chief Engineer in the merchant navy before becoming shore based and turning his attentions to his passions of the environment, low energy construction, energy storage and renewable energy generation.

Anthony has amassed nearly two decades of experience developing and evaluating alternative technologies and methodologies for the harvesting, storage and subsequent provision of energy to buildings and communities. His expertise in the integration and hybridisation of technology and their subsequent application to low energy buildings, has earned him a number of industry awards, including the International Energy Research Centre award for Renewable Energy Innovation.


Dave Jones

Educator and Innovator

Dave has over 40 years experience in delivering and implementing a wide range of outdoor activities and design approaches. His varied roles include Tutor, Outdoor Animator, Survival Skills trainer, Woodsman and Experienced Permaculture Design coordinator.