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Many people across the University play a part in helping us to achieve our sustainability commitments.

If you want to find out more about a specific area contact the relevant person from the list below. If you have a general question or comment you can email us.


The Sustainability Implementation Group is made up of:

SIG Chair 'Bakr Bahaj - Prof. of Sustainable Energy

SIG Support Ben Anderson - Principal Research Fellow

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

Goal 1 Champion Maurice Woodcock - Interim Executive Director Estates and Facilities 

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

Goal 2 Champion Wendy Appleby - Vice President (Operations) 

Goal 2 Lead - Ian Williams - Professor in Applied Environmental Science, Civil, Maritime & Env. Eng 

Goal 3 Champion and Lead Jane Falkingham - Vice President (International) 

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 and Lead Julie Fielder - Director of Finance – Planning and Analytics 


Estates and Facilities Sarah Puckett - Environment and Sustainability Manager

FELS Representative Felix Eigenbrod - Professor of Applied Spatial Ecology 

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

FMed Representative Adrian Wilkins - Faculty Research Infrastructure Manager 

FEPS Representative Andy Cruden - Associate Dean (Academic Infrastructure) 

FAH Representative Anna Collar - Lecturer in Archaeology

PPS Representative Wassim Dbouk - Research Fellow

SUSU Representative Oliver Murray - SUSU President

In attendance:

Tara Chilcott - Project Manager - Change Portfolio Office

Siobhan Balfour - Environment & Sustainability Programme Administrator, Estates & Facilities


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 intiatives across the University to help to reduce our environmental impact and create positive change.

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.

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.

Martin Wyss - Landscaping 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.



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