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The Sustainability Strategy within the University of Southampton is delivered by the following:

The Sustainability Strategy Board chaired by Philip Wright, Senior Vice President (Academic) with members of the University Executive Board.

The Sustainability Implementation Group chaired by Prof. AbuBakr Bahaj with the Sustainability Strategy Goal Champions and Goal Leads and representatives from faculties and professional services.


The Institutional Strategy Delivery Team

Executive Sponsor/SSB Chair Phillip Wright - Senior Vice President (Academic)

Executive Director, Estates & Facilities - Kevin Argent

SIG Chair AbuBakr Bahaj - Prof. of Sustainable Energy

Goal 1 Champion Kevin Argent Executive Director Estates and Facilities 

Goal 1 Lead Adam Tewkesbury - Assoc. Director, Environment & Sustainability 

Goal 2 Champion Wendy Appleby - Vice President (Operations) 

Goal 2 Leads Eychelle Heywood - Head of Procurement, John Preston - Prof. in Rail Transport 

Goal 3 Lead Adam Tewkesbury - Assoc. Director, Environment & Sustainability 

Goal 4 Champion Deborah Gill - Vice President (Education) 

Goal 4 Lead Simon Kemp - Prof. Fellow, Education, Geography & Environmental Science 

Goal 5 Champion Mark Spearing - Vice President (Research & Enterprise) 

Goal 5 Lead John Holloway - Assoc. Vice President (Interdisciplinary Research) 

Goal 6 Champion Executive Director of Finance – Planning & Analytics 

Goal 6 Lead Mark Shutler - Director of Finance - Planning & Analytics

Estates and Facilities Sarah Puckett - Environment and Sustainability Manager

FELS Representative Felix Eigenbrod - Professor of Applied Spatial Ecology 

FSS Representative Denise Baden - Prof. in Sustainable Business/ Personal Chair 

FMed Representative Edd James  - Prof. in Cancer Immunology 

FEPS Representative Andy Cruden - Associate Dean (Academic Infrastructure) 

FAH Representative Anna Collar - Lecturer in Archaeology

PPS Representative Wassim Dbouk - Research Fellow

SUSU Representative Ed Brooker - SUSU President

In attendance:

Tara Chilcott , SMP Sustainability Programme & Senior Project Manager, Strategy Office (Strategy Delivery and Transformation Department)

Rahul JainData Analyst (Sustainability)

Ellis Ridett, Senior Research Assistant 

Craig HuttonDirector Sustainability & Resilience Institute

Siobhan BalfourEnvironment & Sustainability Programme Administrator 


The Sustainability Delivery Team

Adam Tewkesbury, Associate Director Environment & Sustainability

I oversee the sustainability and environmental performance of the University estate, with a focus on decarbonization and delivering progress against the goals of the University Sustainability Strategy. I manage transport activities across the University, including the University Travel Plan and associated operational contracts, with targets to reduce car use and increase travel via sustainable modes.

Sarah Puckett, Environment and Sustainability Manager

I manage the University's Environmental Management System, which improves legal compliance, reduces environmental risk and monitors environmental performance. I help to drive sustainable initiatives across the University to help to reduce our environmental impact and create positive change.

The Energy Team

This team is responsible for monitoring energy and water consumption across the University. They manage and maintain the University’s Automatic Metering System, investigate potential energy efficiency and conservation opportunities and report on the University’s progress against the CMP target.

Sandra Ponponne, Energy Manager

Sara Weston, Assistant Energy Analyst

Mike Travers, Waste, Recycling, Cleaning and Landscaping

I’m responsible for managing waste and recycling and external cleaning across the university. The waste and recycling team consists of a team of 13 staff based at Highfield campus and the halls of residence. I also oversee our Landscape Maintenance Team, who manage the vast array of natural areas across the estate.

Felice Foscheri, Catering Manager

Responsible for all of the catering and catering outlets across the campuses.  The team are continually making changes to improve sustainability, take measures and review practices to reduce waste, manage our procurement processes to support and protect the environment.

Hannah Jezard, Hospitality Operations Manager

My role has evolved from operations management of delivered catering, conferencing and events to also assisting with overseeing the various retail outlets on Highfield Campus and the wider business, identifying areas where we can reduce our environmental impact.

Amanda Boorer, Landscape Services Manager 

Responsible for overseeing the Landscaping Team, who look after the green areas of our University estate. The team work hard to ensure that the university grounds are enjoyable for all staff, students and wildlife.

Elliot Prescott, Transport Manager 


The Sustainability & Resilience Institute (SRI):

Craig Hutton, SRI Director, 

Craig provides the strategic leadership of SRI, as it aims to tackle the most critical challenges facing society and our environment through evidence-based solutions and collaborative work. 

Lindsay-Marie Armstrong, SRI Deputy Director (Research & Enterprise)

Lindsay oversees the SRI’s Renewable Energy & Decarbonisation theme, providing insight and experience into cross-sector engagement with industries as we collaboratively work towards decarbonising the regional economy.

Simon Kemp,  SRI Deputy Director (Education & Sustainable Development Goals)  

Simon leads the SRI education and student experience work, providing a progressive approach to sustainability through the undergraduate and postgraduate (taught and research) curricula across the whole university, focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Jon Lawn, SRI Collaboration Manager

Jon promotes internal collaboration and networking between University of Southampton academics, manages SRI’s external partnerships, and oversees SRI’s funding opportunities.

Alice Brock, SRI Sustainable Development Goals Officer

Alice is the university’s dedicated project officer for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She oversees the University’s monitoring and reporting to the Sustainability League Tables and supports the integration of EDI within sustainability. 

Grace Compton, SRI Specialist Policy Office 

Grace provides University of Southampton researchers with timely policy analysis and insight focused on sustainability at local, national, and international levels. She also supports University of Southampton researchers in engaging with policy makers, including the sharing of evidence and research with policy makers.

Lou Payne, SRI Communications & Marketing Manager 

Lou provides strategic communications and marketing oversight for the Institute, as well as day-to-day input to SRI’s sustainability communications, both internally and externally, to raise awareness of, and increase engagement in, the work being undertaken.

Ellie Pun, SRI Coordinator 

Ellie provides administrative support to SRI and assists with the running of SRI’s meetings and events.


SUSU (Students' Union)

Liz Harris - Head of Sustainability

Liz leads SUSU’s sustainability work; embedding environmental and ethical initiatives in the Student Union’s operations, supporting student officers, reps and student societies on sustainability activities, and challenging the University to be ambitious in its delivery of the Sustainability Strategic Plan and all other environmental initiatives.

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