The executive group is the steering group for the AUDE organisation. They meet four times a year and host an annual conference around Easter time. The regional chairs host local networking meetings shortly after the executive meetings for all directors in their area. Read more about the remit of the AUDE chair and other exec roles. They are always keen to hear from members who have good ideas for speakers or sessions at regional meetings and at conferences. We encourage sharing of information, contacts and good practice so please get in touch.



Umesh Desai - Director of Estates (Nottingham Trent University)

Chair Elect

Syd Cottle - Director of Estates Management (University of Liverpool)

Past Chair

Stephen Wells - Director of Estates and Facilities (University of East Anglia)


Becky Bradshaw - Chief Operating Officer (University of Northampton)


Jerry Woods, Director of Estates and Campus Services, Oxford Brookes University

Regional and Group Members

North East

Stephen Dale - Director of Estates and Facilities (University of Hull)

North West

Syd Cottle - Director of Estate Management (University of Liverpool)

East Midlands

Ian Grimes  - Director of Estates, Hospitality and Contract Services (University of Hertfordshire)

West Midlands

Philip Butters - Director of Estates & Development (Keele University)

London and South East

South West

Tom Marshall - Head of Estates and Campus Services (Arts University Bournemouth)


Rose Jenkins - Director of Estates and Campus Services (University of Dundee)


Lars Wiegand - Director of Property & Campus Services (Bangor University)


Mike Clark - Director of Campus Infrastructure (Trinity College Dublin)


Sustainability Advisory Group

Andrew Nolan - Development & Sustainability Director (University of Nottingham)



Conference Steering Group

Diana Hampson MBE - Director of Estates & Facilities (University of Manchester)



Professional Development Group

Barry Morton - Director - Facilities Services (University of Glasgow)


Upcoming meetings

AUDE Executive Committee Meeting


University of Manchester

AUDE Executive Committee Meeting


Microsoft Teams


All executive meetings


Capital Group

Anita Edson - Interim Director of Estates (Cardiff University) 
David Hall - Project Director (Campus Expansion) (University of Glasgow)

Strategic Facilities Management Group

Lucy Black - Head of Facilities & Student Accommodation (University of Plymouth) 

Space Management Group

Helen Wallace, Head of Space Management and Design (University of Exeter)
Charlotte Lewis, Head of Strategic Programmes & Governance (University of Warwick)
Scott Lloyd, Senior Assistant Registrar Space Management & Timetabling (University of Warwick)

Estates Management Group

Karen Maddison, Land and Property Manager, University of York

Small Higher Education Institutions

Phil Baker - Deputy Director of Estates (Institute of Cancer Research)

Estates Management Report Leads 

Sean Woulfe - Director of Estates and Sustainability (Kingston University)
Paul Morris - Director of Capital Development & Estate Operations (Lancaster University) 
Mike Hamer - Head of Estates & Campus Management (Wrexham Glyndwr University)
Vivienne Maclean- Assistant Director of Estates Planning & Strategy (University of Strathclyde)

Risk and Assurance Task and Finish Group

Curtis Alleyne - Head of Governance & Performance (King's College London)

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Group

Stephen Wells - Director of Estates & Facilities, University of East Anglia

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