Environmental and Sustainability Champions

Environmental groups

To more easily divide up tasks and develop our actions and objectives we have groups that work on the overall environmental aims and report back to the Office to the Vice-Chancellor. These are as follows:

Environmental Compliance Group

This group aims to ensure that the University remains compliant with our Environmental Management System and maintains our BSI ISO 14001 2015 accreditation.

Professor Chris Bussell Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Life and Natural Sciences
Carl Longworth Director of Estate Management
Gaynor Delaney Head of Compliance and Sustainability
Liz Hunt Environment and Sustainability Manager
Graham Souch Technical Team Leader (Science and Engineering)
Dale Baker Ops and Response Centre Delivery Manager (IT Services)
Denise China Head of Category Management (Finance)
Richard Bostock Technical Team Leader (Engineering and Technology)
Rob Laidlaw General Manager (Aramark Catering)
Martin Beaumont Operational Manager (Union of Students)
Joel Klaff Lecturer in Law Business (Law and Social Sciences)

Responsible Futures Group

Chair: Chris Ribchester

This group is tasked with working on embedding sustainability into the curriculum.

Chris Ribchester in discussion with a colleague

Dr Chris Ribchester
Associate Professor, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

As an Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching, Dr Ribchester supports colleagues in the implementation of key strategies related to learning, teaching and assessment. He also leads Derby’s Pathfinder scheme which provides an opportunity for experienced colleagues to gain fellowship of AdvanceHE.

View full staff profileView full staff profile

Fairtrade Committee

Chair: Rosemary Horry

This group work to maintain the University's Fairtrade accreditation, which we have held since 2005.

Learn more about Fairtrade at Derby

Rosemary smiling

Rosemary Horry
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management

Rosemary is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management. Her current role is within the College of Science and Engineering, in the School of Built and Natural Environmental. She tends to be involved in modules that discuss sustainability and environmental management issues and is currently the Sustainability Lead within the school.

View full staff profileView full staff profile

Environmental Steering Group

Chair: Chris Bussell

This group is tasked with coordinating and driving the work on sustainability that takes place across the University, including our operational estate, our teaching and research and our engagement with local businesses and the community. 

Dr Chris Bussell

Dr Christopher Bussell
Pro Vice-Chancellor/ Dean, College of Science and Engineering

Dr Chris Bussell is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Life and Natural Sciences, which is composed of the School of Human Sciences and the School of Environmental Sciences. Chris's academic field is in human physiology, with particular focus on responses and adaptation to high performance and health outcomes arising through increased participation in physical activity.

View full staff profileView full staff profile

#DerbyGoesGreen Project

Chair: Jessica Gordon-Calvert

The University is very excited to be launching a new ongoing sustainability project to be led by students. If you are a student with a passion for sustainability and would like to have an impact on the University's environment and sustainability agenda, please let us know via our expression of interest form.