Key contacts

Karen Gallagher

Karen Gallagher

Environment and Sustainability Adviser (Full time)

Karen is currently the Environment and Sustainability Adviser at the University of Exeter and as the strategic lead for environmental sustainability, she works in an advisory capacity to further embed environmental sustainability and ensure continual environmental improvement across the institution. 

Karen has been an environmental practitioner for over 20 years.  Previous roles include Energy Manager at the University of Bristol and Energy Consultant with a large engineering consultancy. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, full member of IEMA and Chartered Environmentalist.  Karen was also Trustee and Vice Chair of the Devon Environment Business Initiative from 2016-2018.

Phone: 01392 72 5604

Andy Seaman

Energy Manager (Full time)

Andy is the Energy Manager at the University of Exeter and provides specialist advice and leadership in all aspects of energy, carbon and utilities management across the University's estate portfolio of over 200 buildings. Andy is responsible for improving the University's energy efficiency and the management of the University's Carbon Management Plan - leading the University towards meeting the University's challenging carbon reduction target of 50% by 2026.

Andy has been involved in the energy industry for over 20 years, with previous roles covering a wide range of sectors including Research, Local Authorities, Education, Property Consultancy and Renewable Energy.

Phone: 01392 72 6382

Melissa Summerfield

Carbon Data Coordinator (Part time - Tue all day, Wed all day Thu am)

Melissa is the Carbon Data Coordinator for the University of Exeter and is responsible for all aspects of utilities bills and meter data collection.  The University has a network of over 600 secondary gas, water, electricity and heat meters and pays annual utility charges in the region of £5M. 

The recording and monitoring of consumption is important in terms of financial control but is also vital for targeting carbon reduction initiatives at the University where the goal is to achieve a 50% reduction in emissions by 2026.

Phone: 01392 72 5558

Anthony Partridge

Assistant Facilities Operations Manager (Full time)

Anthony has been employed at the University as a member of the Facilities Management Portering team since 2012. Anthony deals with the day to day operational activities associated with Waste and Recycling supported by the Facilities Management Porters and is committed to supporting the University's Sustainability programme.

Phone: 01392 72 3919

Joel Smith

Sustainability Officer - Sustainable Transport and Engagement (Full time)

Joel works as a Sustainability Officer within the Estate Services team and leads on the delivery of the University's Sustainable Travel Plan; coordinating and developing a range of projects to encourage and enable sustainable travel to our staff, students and visitors. Joel also leads on engagement activities to enhance the delivery of both the Sustainable Travel Plan and the University's Carbon Management Plan; engaging a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to increase awareness and participation through a range of activities, techniques and events.

Joel is a qualified teacher and has worked in the education sector for 10 years. Prior to joining the University in July 2016, Joel spent three years working on a range of projects with schools, universities and communities for national sustainable transport charity Sustrans.

Phone: 01392 72 2442

Sustainability Coordinators

The role of the University's active network of  is to promote and encourage improvements in Sustainability across departments and to support the Sustainability Manager with the delivery of our Sustainability Policies.

Would you like to be involved? Download the Sustainability Coordinators Terms of Reference or contact the Sustainability Team.