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The Yorkshire University Update

Thursday, 27th September 2012 @ 1600hrs - 1900hrs

Aspire, Leeds, United Kingdom

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Steve Gilley; Head of Estates; University of Leeds

Steve Gilley is the Head of Estates for the University of Leeds.? In the past five years he has been responsible for the delivery of ten new buildings and refurbishment projects with a capital cost in excess of £250M. He is responsible for Capital Development, Design & Projects, Sustainability, Maintenance & Operations and Health & Safety works in the University built environment. A Chartered Surveyor by background Steve was formerly employed delivering Corporate Property projects at a financial institution and was a Director of a project management consultancy based in Leeds.

Mark Swales; Director of Estates & Facilities; Sheffield Hallam University

Joining Sheffield Hallam University in 1992 Mark has been involved in the development of high quality commercial, facilities management and estates services. This has included major reviews of all commercial and facilities services and academic timetabling. He was appointed as Director of Estates in Facilities on the 1st July 2010 in which time the department has gained Investors In People Gold standard and achieved IS0 14001 and ISO 5001 for the whole institution, a first in the sector.

He has chaired Venuemasters Ltd, an independent marketing company whose aims are to raise the profile of the H.E. Sectors conference business to Business and Leisure Tourism buyers. Mark chaired and authored a Value for Money study on Cleaning funded by HEFCE which adopted the Excellence Model for its approach.  From this and working with colleagues across the sector Mark created the British Association of Cleaning in Higher Education. As a result of this work Mark was invited to be a director of the British Cleaning Council representing the HE Sector.  Mark is past chair of the College of University Business Offices, CUBO.  Since 2007 he has worked with University UK and a range of stakeholders on the delivery of the UUK Code of Practice for Student Housing, chairing the Sector Advisory Group for the Code as well as operating the administration and authoring the sectors annual report.

Currently he is overseeing a major estates capital programme at Sheffield Hallam University and is involved in the Sheffield City Region chairing the Public Sector Property Forum and as a member of the Property and Construction sub group of the Local Enterprise Partnership.

Jon Meacock; Director of Estates & Campus; The University of York

Jon Meacock has been the Director of Estates and Campus Services at the University of York since August 2010. Prior to this he was the Project Director for the first phase of the University’s £500m expansion on to Heslington East.  Before joining the University Jon has worked in both the offshore Oil and Gas and Railway industries.




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Thursday, 27th September 2012
1600hrs - 1900hrs


Aspire, Leeds
United Kingdom


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