Board of Advisors
Adel SaweresAdvisory Board Member & Course Director
Experienced Specification Sales Director for Lutron electronics specialized in in Lighting controls and motorized windows treatments, System Automation as well as GRMS systems with a demonstrated history of working in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry. Skilled in Ballasts, Sales Management, Window Treatments, LED Lighting Systems, and Lighting Control. Strong arts and design professional with a Bachelor of Engineering majored in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. Adel is currently a member of the advisory board and the director of “Light Controls & Smart Solutions” course at The Lighting Institute.
David DunnAdvisory Board Member & Course Director
David Dunn has over 30 years’ experience in design and construction and implementation of lighting projects in the UK, Europe and the GCC. He has extensive knowledge of lighting, and associated electrical infrastructure, for Highways, Internal Streets, City Beautification, Landscape and Multi-Function Sports areas. He has been a Contractor, Consultant and Client over his long career, and as such understands lighting from various points of view. He contributes technical and sustainability articles to national and international magazines and presents papers at National and International Conferences. He is also the lead Technical Contributor for the New Institution of Engineering Technologies (IET) -Recommendations for Energy Efficient Outdoor Lighting Systems. David is currently a member of the advisory board and a co-director of “Fundamentals of Lighting – Roadway”, “Standards, Codes & Sustainable Design” and “Procurement, Installation & Maintenance” courses at The Lighting Institute. He is also a member of The Institution of Lighting Professionals and the Institution of Engineering Technologies.
Roger SextonAdvisory Board Member
After completing a building services engineering degree at Liverpool University Roger worked for Philips Lighting for 20 years mostly in the field of new product explorations. In 2008 he joined Xicato an Intelligent LED Module manufacturer, where he works in a global product specification development and lighting designer support role.
Eleni SavvidouAdvisory Board Member & Course Director
With a strong background in Architectural Lighting Design, Eleni Savvidou is the design director of Delta Lighting Solutions. Eleni started her Lighting career in 1995 after graduating from Electrical Engineering and Acoustics as a theatrical and TV Lighting designer. Savvidou received her Masters in Acoustics from Aristotle Polytechnic University and a Masters of Fine art in Lighting Design from Parson's School of Design in New York. She has worked for 7 years in New York as a senior lighting designer at L’Observatoire International where she managed and completed projects in New York, Boston, St Louis, MI, Richmond, VA, Nantucket, MA, and internationally in Puerto Rico, Paris, France, Singapore. Eleni has been teaching Lighting, Sound and Video at the School of Journalism, Aristotle University in Greece. She also taught technical lighting and calculations at Parsons School of Design, and Lighting Design at the School of Visual arts in New York and been a public speaker for her projects in New York and Dubai in lighting conferences. She has been a dedicated participating leading member of Illuminating Engineering Society Organization (IES) since 2001 and Design Lighting Forum Association (DLF). Eleni is currently a member of the advisory board and a co-director of multiple courses at The Lighting Institute.