At Sheffield, we recognise that sustainable development cannot be adequately addressed by a single individual or team working in isolation. These complex problems span many areas of our operations and require a holistic approach to overcome.
Sustainability at Sheffield brings together our strengths as an institution. Our academics are researching the solutions to our social and environmental challenges, our professional services staff are delivering sustainability projects across campus and our dedicated and passionate students ensure student priorities are represented. Sustainability governance structures reflect these strengths to make sure that our work is informed by the latest research and students are involved in shaping our agenda.
The University’s sustainability work is managed and implemented by two groups.
Sustainability Steering Group
Comprised of one senior representative from academic services, professional services and the Students’ Union alongside University Executive Board supervision, the Steering Group oversees the University’s sustainability performance, its strategic direction and policies.
- Membership of the Sustainability Steering Group
Chair and University Executive Board Sustainability Sponsor
Professor Wyn Morgan, Vice-President for Education
University Executive Board Member
Professor Susan Hartley, Vice-President for Research
University Executive Board Member
Joanne Jones, Chief Financial Officer
Professional Services Lead for Sustainability
Tracy Wray, Director of HR and Corporate Communications
Academic Lead for Sustainability
Dr Rachael Rothman, Associate Director of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures
Student Lead for Sustainability
Jordan Weir, Students' Union Development Officer
Sustainability Delivery Group
The Sustainability Delivery Group brings together senior University and Students' Union staff and student representatives from across the University. Each member of the group is responsible for organising, resourcing and delivering cross-cutting sustainability projects and embedding sustainable values throughout the institution. It is co-chaired by the academic and professional services members of the Sustainability Steering Group. The breadth of departments represented in the Delivery Group allows us to ensure that we have a joined-up approach to embedding good sustainable practice across the University. This group meets on a monthly basis.
- Membership of the Sustainability Delivery Group
Tracy Wray, Professional Services Lead for Sustainability
Dr Rachael Rothman, Academic Lead for Sustainability
Professor Duncan Cameron, Co-director, Institute for Sustainable Food
Professor Lenny Koh, Head, Energy Institute
Professor Fionn Stevenson, Chair in Sustainable Design, School of Architecture
Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Director of City and Culture
Dr Matt Watson, Lecturer, Department of Geography
Jordan Weir, Sheffield Students' Union Development Officer
Tim Allen, Sustainability Coordinator, Sheffield Students' Union
Liam Slater-McGill, Chair of Student Sustainability Committee
Professional Services Staff
Caryn Masters, Director of Accommodation and Commercial Services
Peter Anstess, General Manager Retail Operations
Keith Lilley, Director of Infrastructure
Phil Riley, Energy Manager
Charlotte Winnert, Environment and IMS Manager
Kath Harding, Senior Communications Advisor
Alice Potter, Sustainability Projects Assistant
Deborah Beck, Grantham Centre Manager
Dr Sarah Want, Director of Partnerships and Regional Engagement
James Merryclough, Sustainability and Communications Manager
Johann Beckford, Sustainability Coordinator
Elizabeth Tidswell, Head of Procurement
Our sustainability strategy
We have set the principles and direction for our Year 1 sustainability strategy.