About Us > Meet the Team

The AUDE Team is based in Loughborough.

Jane White - Executive Director



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 Pick- Projects and engagement officer

Cheryl Pick - project and engagement officer, AUDE

Cheryl joined AUDE in July 2016 to take up the newly created role of projects and engagement officer. A law and HR graduate from De Montfort University, Cheryl has over 12 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.


Hayley Overton - Membership Officer



Hayley joined the team in September 2015, as our Membership Officer. Hayley will be working with all the members of the team, supporting various projects as well as spending some time helping BUFDG and HESPA. If you'd like to get in touch with her then drop her an email.


Gill Birch - Events Manager


Gill has worked in the admin side of the HE sector for over 20 years, firstly at the University of Wolverhampton and then as PA to the Director of Finance at the University of Wales, Lampeter (now part of UWTSD). She has been working for BUFDG since 2001 helping to arrange training and events across the sector. Gill now helps AUDE with arranging our events. If you need any information about schedules or venues, or have any suggestions for suitable training, then please let her know.


Dominic Fryer - Operations Director


Dominic's job covers a multitude of tasks, working for BUFDG, HESPA 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.