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he AUDE team is based at Loughborough University


 Jane AUDE

Jane White - Executive Director (1.0 FTE)
Jane has joined AUDE in November 2015 as executive officer and was promoted to executive director a year later. A graduate of the University of Leicester, and with 10 years’ experience managing estates at Leicestershire County Council, Jane's responsibilities include the organisation of the annual AUDE conference and helping deliver a wide range of support to university directors of estates. These include developing and maintaining a strategic plan in order to ensure a professional, innovative, efficient and effective university estates and facilities sector. If you'd like to get in touch with her then drop her an email.

 Cheryl AUDE

Cheryl Pick- Project and Engagement Manager (1.0 FTE)
Cheryl joined AUDE in July 2016 to take up the newly created role of project and engagement manager. A law and HR graduate from De Montfort University, Cheryl has over 14 years’ experience of marketing, communications and digital channels, working in the private, charity and welfare to work sectors. She manages the on and offline communications, leads on a member engagement projects and supports the executive director and special interest groups at AUDE. Contact Cheryl via email.

 Martin AUDE

Martin Higgs – Communications Officer (0.5 FTE) 
Martin joined AUDE in 2018 and works as communications officer across the full range of marketing and communications channels from social media and design to press and e-marketing. An English graduate from Reading University, he has worked in private sector and charity sector roles for organisations including Waterstone’s, the learning disability/mental health specialist Turning Point, and the UK’s national deafblind charity Sense. Contact Martin  via email.

Corinne AUDE

Corinne Merriman - Events Manager (1.0 FTE)
Corinne joined AUDE in February 2018 to take up the newly created role of events manager. After graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Marketing Management, Corinne has over nine years’ experience working in the events and property industry working in the private sector for companies based in Leicestershire and London. Her responsibilities include running and managing events for our members on a national scale, sourcing and identifying speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for our events, business development, overseeing the learning and development programme, updating the website with latest information about our internal and external events available for our members and assisting our regional chairs in organising regional events. If you need any information about any events or venues, or have any suggestions for suitable training, then please email Corinne.


AUDE is a special interest organisation of Professional HE Services Ltd. PHES is an umbrella company for membership organisations in higher education including BUFDGHESPA and UHR. Being part of PHES means that we can call on the skills and expertise of the following members of the central services team: 


Dominic Fryer - Operations Director
Dominic's job covers a multitude of tasks, working for BUFDG, HESPA, UHR as well as AUDE. A Modern Languages graduate of the University of Southampton, Dominic keeps us all on the straight and narrow and makes sure that we are giving the best value to our members. He also looks after our digital work. Click here to send him an email.

Jemma, PHES Jemma PHES

Jemma Ladkin – Membership Officer (0.2 FTE)
Jemma joined Professional HE Services (PHES) as Membership Officer in February 2018. She had previously worked for ten years as Events Organiser for Loughborough University. In this role she planned and organised events of various kinds, from industry exhibitions and academic conferences to business seminars. Her role as Membership Officer for PHES includes events support, database management, approving new members, web content updates, advertising sector jobs and a host of other things, all for each of the PHES Special Interest Organisations (SIOs): AUDE, BUFDG, HESPA, HEPA and UHR. Contact Jemma by email.

 Karen PHES

Karen Newcombe - Financial Operations Manager
Karen joined the PHES team towards the end of 2017 and is doing a great job of keeping our finances in order. Karen worked in the finance team at Loughborough University for 13 years, so has a great understanding of how the sector works. She manages the finances for AUDE alongside the other associations in PHES and as well as processing the day to day transactions, she also works with the respective treasurers to plan for the future. If you need to contact Karen, please drop her an email.


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