Delivery team

Karen Gallagher

Karen Gallagher

Sustainability Manager

Karen is currently the Sustainability Manager at the University of Exeter and is responsible improving the organisations environmental performance through the development and delivery of sustainability strategies and change management. Karen has been an environmental practitioner for over 10 years.  Previous roles include Energy Manager at the University of Bristol and Energy Consultant with a large engineering consultancy. She is a full member of IEMA, a Chartered Environmentalist and represents the education sector on the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment Southwest Steering Group.

Phone: 01392 72 5604

Andy Seaman

Energy Manager

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 Universities energy efficiency and the management of the University's carbon management plan - meeting the University's challenging carbon reduction target of 43% reduction by 2020.

Andy has been involved in the energy industry for over 15 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 Kelly

Carbon Data Co-ordinator

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 monthly recording of energy is important in terms of financial control but is also a vital tool, targeting carbon reduction initiatives at the University where the goal is to achieve a 43% reduction in emissions by 2020.

Phone: 01392 72 5558

Rebecca Webb

Rebecca Webb

Travel Plan Co-ordinator

Rebecca is the University’s Travel Plan Co-ordinator and leads the development and implementation of the University’s Travel Plan. The role involves the management and delivery of a range of sustainable travel incentives and projects to encourage modal shift, providing advice and support on sustainable travel-related queries, and working collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Prior to working for the University of Exeter, Rebecca gained a Degree in Geography from the University of Plymouth and a Masters Degree in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Following on from her environmental studies, and voluntary roles as part of LSE’s Green Impact team and Sustainability Champions, Rebecca worked as a Communications Intern for a sustainability consultancy in Birmingham, and later as an Environmental Management Officer for a Local Authority in Cambridge.

Phone: 01392 72 5564

Bryony Wilde

Sustainability Projects Officer

Bryony is the Sustainability Projects Officer for the University of Exeter and is responsible for delivering communicative strategies to increase the profile of sustainability. Bryony co-leads University awareness raising campaigns such as Green Impact, Student Reuse Project and the Birds and Bees.

Bryony studied physical geography at the University of Southampton before volunteering in India with Raleigh International, supporting practical and sustainable development initiatives. Bryony then worked as a Marketing and Communications Intern with charity Amigos Worldwide in England and Uganda.

Phone: 01392 72 2163

Greg Brooks

Waste and Recycling Supervisor

Greg is the Recycling and Waste Supervisor at the University of Exeter and is responsible for ensuring that the amount of waste sent to landfill is reduced and recycling rates across the Streatham and St Luke’s campuses increase. Greg is the central point of contact for recycling and waste queries and advice. The University aims to be a leader in environmental sustainability at a local, regional and national level and has made a commitment to reduce waste by 1% year on year and to increase recycling / composting rates to 45% by 2015.

Phone: 01392 72 3919

Harriet Sjerps-Jonesv2

Harriet Sjerps-Jones

Assistant Director of Flexible Combined Honours

Harriet is the Assistant Director of Flexible Combined Honours and acts as an information point for the modules and pathways in Sustainability that are open to students.

In 2010 she was appointed to the Board of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and chairs the Membership Advisory Council. She also sits on the HEA Education for Sustainability Advisory Panel. In 2012 she co-organised a United Nation Side Event at the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil which discussed the role of Tertiary Education in Sustainable Developement.

Previous roles include Director of a Graphic Design Studio, Design & New Media lecturer and Director of Education & Community Engagement at Somerset Wildlife Trust. A two year fellowship researching Education for Sustainable Development led to publications on Student Engagement with Sustainability, Sustainable Design and Sustainability and Teacher Education.

Email: Queens, Room 47
Phone: 01392 72 6133

Sustainability Coordinators

The role of the Sustainability Coordinators is to promote and encourage improvements in sustainability within the University and to support the Sustainability Manager with the delivery of the University’s sustainability policies.