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 Mark Plummer

Mark Plummer

Senior Administrator (ESI) and Speak Out Guardian (Cornwall)

 01326 259430

 Environment and Sustainability Institute 0.12b


Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

 Office hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 0830-1700

Thursday 0830-1300


Mark is the primary contact for the academic leadership team of the ESI and receive, manage and process all external and internal matters in relation to the Institute's operations and business.

As well as direct support to staff, students, stakeholders and management within the Institute, Mark is a key bridge connecting the Institute to Professional Services directorates and the other Colleges, Departments and Institutes across the University's portfolio.

His role includes overseeing the management of key Professional Services roles including executive support staff within the ESI and has expanded to matrix-manage staff working on sustainability activity across the Cornwall campuses and the University's climate emergency white paper. Other key duties include overseeing support for the Institute's management committees and service of the ESI Executive Board.

Mark manages the Institute's budget which involves creating business cases for investment and growth, reports to University senior management, working with colleagues form across Colleges to create new procedures and ensuring year-on-year improvements.

As Senior Administrator, Mark manages the ESI's affiliation programme and partnerships to ensure continued growth and enabling collegiality. The role has become a key part of the Professional Services team in Cornwall as well as the College Operations directorate across the whole University.


Speak Out Guardianship

Mark is proud to be one of the University's Speak Out Guardians helping create an open culture where all colleagues are actively encouraged and enabled to speak out, specifically about any dignity and respect issues. He has personal experience of the effect that discrimination has on people, especially racism and homophobia. Mark is also one of the University's Domestic Abuse Awareness Champions.


BA English Language and Literature, Open University


2020- Speak Out Guardian, University of Exeter

2020 - Project Manager, Cornwall Core Business Response Group, University of Exeter (secondment)

2017 - Senior Administrator (ESI), University of Exeter

2013-2017 ESI Receptionist, University of Exeter

2009-2013 Deputy Manager, Shearings Holidays Group Ltd.



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