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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)
Umesh Desai                                                                                          

Chair Elect

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

Past Chair

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

Stephen Wells



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



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

Andrew Burgess

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 & 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


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


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

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

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)

Capital Group

Steve Jordan - Deputy Director of Estates & Facilities (University of Manchester)

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 Livingston Lewis, Head of Strategic Programmes & Governance and 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)

Risk and Assurance Task and Finish Group

Nick Coakley- Director of Estates Management & Development, (York St John University) 

Upcoming Meetings


AUDE executive committee meeting minutes 


10th March 2021

9th June 2021

8th September 2021



12th March 2020

9th June 2020

8th September 2020

9th December 2020



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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