Our People

Our people act across the University and externally, to co-ordinate and lead our sustainability programme and deliver the Sustainability Strategy 2017-2022

Core people

Miriam Webb

Sustainability Engagement Manager
Email 01242 715394

Miriam leads on the student experience and activities to enhance graduate prospects in sustainability, working with student and staff groups across the university such as the student-led Live Smart programme. She is also Co-ordinator of the RCE Severn, our Regional Centre of Expertise acknowledged by the United Nations University, and its Youth representative for Europe. Miriam leads on communications and collaboration for sustainability across all aspects of university life and with external partners across our region.

Dr Jon Furley

Sustainability Operations Manager
Email 01242 714107 

Jon is responsible for improving sustainability practice and environmental management across the University and its core operations at all sites. In his role as the University’s carbon manager, Jon is driving emissions reductions and energy efficiency through development and delivery of our Carbon Management Plan. Jon is also our EMS manager, responsible for maintaining ISO 14001: 2015 accreditation and ensuring effective policy and performance improvement in areas such as technology use, waste management, cross-campus travel and biodiversity planning.

Key Staff Responsibilities

Nicola De Iongh

Chair of University Council

As Chair of Council, Nicola ensures sustainability is reflected in senior governance and decision-making. A long-standing champion of sustainability and positive change, Nicola’s career spans various sectors, focused on strategic alignment, organisational change and people development. She is Chair of the Committee of Reference for Premier Responsible UK Equity Fund, monitoring its ethical investment policy and sustainability goals.

Dr Matthew Andrews

Pro-Vice Chancellor Governance and Student Affairs

Matthew is the Executive lead responsible for sustainability in the University Executive Committee. In his broad role, he also leads Student Services, Academic Registry, Human Resources, and University governance. Find out more about Matthew.

Camille Stallard

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer of the University, Camille has oversight of ethical investment objectives and responsible financial decision-making, including the allocation of capital funds for decarbonisation and our Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) financing arrangements.

Sam Williams

Space Manager

Sam is responsible for the efficient planning and use of space across the University estate. Working with staff and students, he develops new teaching and learning spaces, supports agile working and optimises our space footprint to maximise efficiency of resource use.

Robin Hare, MCIPS

Procurement and Insurance Manager

Robin takes responsibility for the Procurement Strategy and delivering governance across our purchasing function and contract management. He is responsible for sustainability objectives related to supply chain emissions and delivery on sustainability standards in policy and practice.

Rob Blagden

Mark Weller

Head of IT

Responsible for technical systems continually reducing environmental impact through intelligent procurement, supplier management and active system lifecycle management. 

Paul Simmonds

Health & Safety Manager

Responsible for the institutional health and safety function and relevant audits and accreditations, as well as business continuity and resilience, lead support for ISO 14001 audits.

Steve Rosslee

Smart Systems Energy Manager

Steve’s role has responsibility for energy efficiencies and carbon reduction actions across the university estate, working to support our Carbon Net Zero Strategy targets on scope 1 and 2 emissions and via Building Management Systems.

Ben King

Head of Maintenance

University lead hard services and capital programme, delivering on carbon reduction initiatives across the estate, to provide buildings and spaces which are energy efficient as well as enjoyable and comfortable to work and learn in.