Director & Principal Consultant
Junior Consultant & Equipment Technician
Office and Accounts Manager
PhD, BSc, FIOA
Andy McKenzie is a director and principal consultant and manages the Salisbury office. He graduated in 1981 with an honours degree in Engineering Acoustics and Vibration from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), at the University of Southampton, where he subsequently obtained his PhD, awarded in 1988 for work on hearing aid design for use in noisy environments.
He has worked in acoustics since graduation, firstly with Wilkinson-Murray in Sydney, Australia, then as a research assistant and research fellow at the ISVR, before forming Hayes McKenzie with Malcolm in 1991. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics; an invited member of the UK Environmental Law Association Noise Working Group; and is on the editorial board of the journal "Acoustics in Practice".
Hayes is a director and principal consultant and manages the Machynlleth
office. He graduated in 1982 with a degree in Electronic & Communication
Engineering from the Polytechnic of North London. He has worked in the field of
acoustical engineering since graduation rising through Hann Tucker Associates, becoming
an Associate in 1990, before forming Hayes McKenzie with Andy in May 1991.
has been a member of the DTI Working Group which produced ETSU-R-97: "The
Assessment and Rating of Noise from Wind Farms" and is chair of the Institute of
Acoustics working group which produced "A Good Practice Guide to the
Application of ETSU-R-97 for the Assessment and Rating of Wind Turbine Noise".
Shepherd is a principal consultant and deputy manager of the Salisbury office.
He graduated from the University of Southampton in 2005 with a Master of
Engineering degree in Acoustical Engineering. While at university he worked
part-time at a number of acoustic consultancies, including Hayes McKenzie, and
joined full-time following graduation.
is responsible for handling all aspects of project management including
preparing quotations, carrying out noise modelling, data analysis, assessment,
and reporting. As well as managing his own portfolio of projects, Rob carries
out technical reviews of other consultants' analysis and reports, to ensure that
all work is carried out to our high standards.
Roberts is a senior consultant at the Salisbury office with responsibility for
IT and workload management. He has a BEng (Hons) degree in Acoustical
Engineering from the University of Southampton. He joined us in
2009 after working for Sustainable Acoustics where he gained experience in environmental noise
assessment for the support of planning applications; and
design-stage building acoustics projects.
is registered with the Association of Noise Consultants for sound insulation
testing, and is responsible for
undertaking pre-completion sound insulation tests and preparing reports for
remedial, or design-stage, building acoustics projects. Seth has also held an
active role on the Institute of Acoustics Publications Committee since 2008.
Craven is a senior consultant at the Salisbury office. He originally joined
us in 2004, after completing a degree in Audio Technology at
Salford University, working in the Machynlleth office for three years.
2008 he joined URS, where he provided support to the Environmental Impact
Assessment team on noise and vibration issues for a diverse range of projects,
including large residential, commercial and industrial developments; oil and
gas infrastructure; and construction. The role also included advancing the
company objective of expanding EIA-related services and providing advice on
wind turbine noise, as part of the trial Renewable Energy and Planning Expert
Support Network. He re-joined our company in October 2011.
Levet is a senior consultant at the Machynlleth office. He graduated from the
University of Salford in 2005 with a BSc in Audio Technology. This was followed
by an MSc by Research degree, also from Salford, awarded in 2009. The MSc
degree was undertaken in conjunction with wind turbine manufacturer GE Wind Energy
and involved research and measurement campaigns related to the sound power
level measurements of wind turbines.
joined us in 2007 and is a member of the Institute of Acoustics
Amplitude Modulation Working Group who are tasked with developing a metric for
the quantification of amplitude-modulated noise from wind turbines.
Woodward is a senior consultant at the Salisbury office. He joined the company in 2010
after graduating from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the
University of Southampton, with a BSc Hons in Acoustical Engineering and Music.
joining us, Robin has had a driving influence on improving quality
and consistency within the company, culminating in his key role in gaining
Hayes McKenzie an accreditation from UKAS for their wind turbine testing
activities, for which he is the quality manager. He also serves on the British Standards shadow committee responsible for the UK input to IEC
61400-11 and the Institute of Acoustics' Meetings Committee, where he is responsible for
drafting guidance for virtual meetings.
MSc, BMus [Tonmeister], AMIOA
Woodfield joined us in March 2014 as a Junior Consultant and is
responsible for company branding and marketing. He has a Tonmeister degree in
Music and Sound Recording from the University of Surrey and spent a year as a
student intern at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany as part of his degree,
where he worked on researching small beamforming microphone arrays.
a short period working in the music industry, Alex was employed by Hayes
McKenzie in the Machynlleth Office before transferring after a year to the
Salisbury office. He has recently completed his MSc degree in
Acoustics from the University of Salford, which he undertook on a
part-time basis, and where he specialised in noise from small multi-rotor UAVs (drones).
BMus [Tonmeister], AMIOA
Our latest staff member at the Salisbury Office is Charlie Everett. He joined us in October 2016 as a Junior Consultant but with the additional responsibility of managing our large fleet of noise measurement and other equipment. Like Alex, he has a Tonmeister degree in
Music and Sound Recording from the University of Surrey.
Since graduation he has worked for the BBC as an Assistant Sound Engineer / Studio Manager at BBC Wales and as a guitar teacher before joining us at Hayes McKenzie. As well as his Equipment Technician duties Charlie will be installing and collecting sound measurement equipment, and assisting with noise predictions and analysis back in the office.