About Us > 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.


Keith Lilley - Director of Estates, Facilities Management & I.T. (University of Sheffield)

Keith Lilley

Chair Elect

Craig Nowell - Director of Campus Infrastructure and Operational Support Services (University of Exeter)

Past Chair

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



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

Umesh Desai, AUDE Secretary


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

Andrew Burgess


North East

Damon Kent - Director of Campus Services (Northumbria University)

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

Jerry Woods - Director of Estates & Facilities (University of Roehampton)

South West

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



Colin McNally - Director of Estates (University of Stirling)


Vacant - view the role and application details >


Sustainability Advisory Group

Stephen Wells - Director of Estates and Facilities Management (University of Surrey) 
Stephen Wells

Chair of Conference Steering Group

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


Chair of Learning and Development Group

Trevor WillsDirector of Estates and Capital Projects (University of Plymouth)

EMR Lead and Communications Officer

Vacant - contact AUDE about this role: 01509 228836 

Capital Group

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

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


AUDE Discussion Board







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