Hana trained in architecture before her interests led her to work in strategic planning and regeneration. Prior to forming HAT Projects she was deputy director of the regeneration consultancy General Public Agency and has worked as a freelance consultant for clients across the public, private and community sectors.

Hana has a particular commitment to public and civic projects, and synthesizing the needs and desires of clients, partners and communities into briefs that are deliverable on the ground. She has expertise in planning policy and creative public participation in urban development, and is an Enabler at The Glass-House Community Led Design, as well as a member of the South East Design Review panel and a Built Environment Expert for Design Council Cabe.

Hana maintains a strong research base and writes for publications including Building Design magazine, Architecture Today and Icon. She is a trustee of DanceEast and Roman River Music.