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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 Susainability 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

SIG Support Ben Anderson - Principal Research Fellow

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 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 - 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. 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 Ed Brooker - SUSU President

In attendance:

Tara Chilcott - Strategic Major Projects: Sustainability Programme & Project Manager - Change Portfolio Office

Rahul Jain - Data Analyst (Sustainability)

Craig Hutton - Director Sustainability & Resilience Institute

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


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 intiatives 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.

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.

Angela Stoner - Transport Supervisor (Interim)

Tbc - SDG Officer


The Sustainablity & Resilience Institute:

Craig Hutton - Director

Simon Kemp - Deputy Director, PGR/SDG Reporting

Lindsay-Marie Armstrong - Deputy Director, Decarbonisation 

John Holloway - SDG Collaboration Manager


SUSU (Students Union)

Liz Harris - Head of Sustainability


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