Sustainability teams and contacts

Our sustainability teams are embedded across the University to help drive change and build sustainability into everything we do. Nicola Davies, Chief Financial Officer is the executive lead for sustainability and Chair of the Sustainability Board.

We encourage staff and students to contact us at if you have any questions or suggestions. Details of individual teams can be found below.

Environmental Sustainability and Energy Services

Facilities, Residential and Commercial Services 

Based within the Estate Management Division of Facilities, Residential and Commercial Services (FRCS), the Environmental Sustainability and Energy Services team work to implement and deliver an environmentally compliant and climate resilient sustainable campus.  The estate has a far-reaching impact on carbon emissions, biodiversity, travel and transport, waste and our circular economy, water, and more.  The team works closely with the central Sustainability Department to support development of the University’s Sustainability Strategy, shaping campus sustainability objectives and performance monitoring, with particular emphasis on plans to meet our Net Zero 2035 target.

Our key management contacts and full team structure is listed below. The team use a central email address so please get in touch on

Rachael Hanmer-Dwight

Head of Environmental Sustainability and Energy Services

Thomas Weldon Environmental Sustainability Officer
Dr. Rhiannon Hunt Circular Economy Manager
Sam Hay  Waste and Recycling Officer
Vacant Carbon and Utilities Manager
Ben Parker Carbon and Energy Officer

Sustainability Department

Directorate of Finance, Planning and Change

Based within the Directorate of Finance, Planning and Change, the Sustainability Department coordinate the delivery of strategic objectives set out in the University’s Sustainability Strategy and Climate Plan. This includes our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and our target to reach Net Zero by 2035. Working closely with the Environmental Sustainability and Energy Services team within FRCS, implementing governance, policy, strategy and action plans, communications and engagement, and embedding sustainability principles and practices into the everyday business of the University and our partners. 

Sally Shaw

Head of Sustainability Programmes

Alex Preugschat

Sustainability Officer

Laela Purvis-Greenway

Sustainability Officer

Kate Sisodia

Sustainability Marketing, Communications and Engagement Manager

Sustainability at the Guild of Students

The Sustainability Team at the Guild of Students provides opportunities for students, staff and the wider community to think green and become more sustainable and support the University with the delivery of the Sustainability Strategy.

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