About AUDE > Structure > AUDE Executive


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.


Stephen Wells - Director of Estates, Facilities and Commercial Services (University of Surrey) 
Stephen Wells

Chair Elect

Umesh Desai - Director of Estates & Facilities (De Montfort University)

Umesh Desai


Past Chair

Craig Nowell - Project Director (Major Capital Projects) (University of Bristol)
Craig Nowell


Becky Bradshaw - Director of Estates & Campus Services (University of Northampton)



Andrew Burgess - Director of Estates, Facilities & Commercial Services (Lancaster University)

Andrew Burgess

North East

Daniel Ladbury - Director of Estates (Sheffield Hallam University)

Dan Ladbuty

North West

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

East Midlands

Harvey Dowdy - Director Estates (University of Lincoln) 

West Midlands

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

London & South East

Alistair Burg-Broquere - Director of Estates (University of Bedfordshire)

South West

Fiona BellDirector of Estates and Campus Services (University of Portsmouth)

Andrew Burgess


Stella Matko - Director of Estates (University of Strathclyde)


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

Lars Wiegand


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

Mike Clark

Sustainability Advisory Group

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

Conference Steering Group

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

Diana Hampson

Professional Development Group

Trevor WillsDirector of Estates (Nottingham Trent University)
Trevor Wills

Estates Management Report Leads 

Janis Pich - Director of Estates (University of Reading)
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)

Capital Group

Ken Kinsella - Director of Capital Development (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Strategic Facilities Management Group

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

Space Management Group

Dave Beavis, Space Manager and Helen Wallace, Head of Space Management and Design (University of Exeter )

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)

Upcoming Meetings


AUDE executive committee meeting minutes 


18th December 2018

30th August 2018

7th June 2018

8th March 2018



7th December 2017

14th September 2017

21st June 2017

9th March 2017



8th December 2016















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