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Sustainability Team

The Sustainability Team are tasked with the responsibility of making NTU a more sustainable university.

Find out more about the team's roles and their sustainability colleagues across professional services.

Contact the Sustainability Team directly with any environmental suggestions, complaints and compliments via email at

Laura Mayhew-Manchon

Head of Sustainability

Laura is the Head of Sustainability, leading the Sustainability Team and overseeing NTU’s Embracing Sustainability Strategy and Net Zero Carbon targets. She is responsible for ensuring ownership and performance delivery against these ambitions across the entire university and with external partners. Laura is a member of the Estates Directorate Senior Management Team (SMT), where she provides vision and direction across all Estates functions, and collaborates closely with colleagues from all Departments, Schools and Professional Services to make sustainability central to NTU’s core strategy. Laura joined NTU in August 2023 following an 18-year career in environmental specialist roles across facilities management, construction, higher education, local government, and healthcare. Contact Laura

Charlotte Wood

Sustainability Manager

Charlotte joined NTU in August 2022 as Sustainability Manager, overseeing the programme management of activity to meet NTUs ambitious Net Zero Carbon targets. She works closely with the Net Zero Carbon Workstreams of Travel & Transport, Supply Chain, Partner Accommodation and Energy & Water to help plan, implement and monitor Net Zero initiatives at NTU. She heads up a small team within the Sustainability Team that works on net zero initiatives, including Peter Manning, Emily Spencer and Paul Hook. Charlotte has a wealth of experience including 10 years working in local government in energy management and carbon reduction, plus more recently held roles as a Climate Resilience Manager and a Sustainability Programme Manager for one of the largest civil service organisations in the UK. Charlotte’s passion is for climate resilience and adaptation, ensuring that we are prepared for the current and projected impacts of climate change.  Contact Charlotte

Peter Manning

Sustainability Officer

Peter joined the Sustainability team in March 2022, having previously worked as an environmental advisor in the waste management industry. His main focus is working on Net Zero Carbon projects and initiatives in line with NTU's Embracing Sustainability Strategy, which includes a diverse array of topics including energy and waste, construction, procurement, travel and transport. Contact Peter

Emily Spencer

Sustainability Coordinator

Emily joined the Sustainability team in October 2022, having previously working as an Environment Officer at another University. Her main focus is working on Net Zero Carbon projects and initiatives in line with NTU's Embracing Sustainability Strategy, which includes a diverse array of topics including energy and waste, construction, procurement, travel and transport. Contact Emily

Laura Green

Environmental Manager

Laura joined the team in 2012 as an NTU Graduate in Health and the Environment. Following a number of years working on engagement activities she now focuses on the coordination and implementation of NTU’s Environmental Management System ISO14001. Contact Laura

Jemma Maguire

Sustainability Coordinator

After graduating from NTU with a MSc in Biodiversity Conservation, Jemma joined the team as a Sustainability Assistant in January 2022 before becoming Sustainability Coordinator in April 2023. This role includes being a the theme lead for Biodiversity within the Sustainability Team and supporting the Environmental Manager with the maintenance of the University’s Environmental Management System. Contact Jemma

Gillian Moczarski

Sustainability Assistant

Gill joined NTU in 2008 after working as an Environmental Implementation Officer for a Local Authority.  She supports the Environmental Manager in the running of NTU’s Environmental Management System. This includes working with the Sustainable Development Team’s partners to ensure the University is meeting its environmental responsibilities and providing sustainability awareness training to staff across NTU. Contact Gill


Sustainability Assistant

The team have an unfulfilled position as a Sustainability Assistant supporting our Environmental Management System. Contact the Sustainability Team

Lucy Yates

Sustainability Engagement Officer

Lucy joined the team in 2021 after previously working in a Students' Union and a conservation charity to organise events and develop community engagement projects. Her main focus is to increase awareness amongst NTU staff and students about ways to integrate sustainability into their behaviours, create opportunities and projects for the NTU community and stakeholders focusing on sustainability, and to uphold the communications of the Sustainability Team. Contact Lucy

Ma'ab Abdilatif

Sustainability Engagement Assistant

Ma'ab is the student placement in the team who is mainly working on engagement. Her work consists of assisting individual members of the team with various projects and tasks. Also helping to deliver effective communications through creating content and posting on our social media channels; promoting volunteering opportunities and the ‘Green Rewards Programme’’ and generally getting involved in increasing engagement with students and staff by hosting and delivering Sustainability events and projects. Contact Ma'ab

Paul Hook

Cycle Hire Coordinator

Paul is our resident bike mechanic at the workshop behind the City Students’ Union. He can help with repairs or loan you a bike on Mondays and Thursdays 10 pm - 4 pm. Contact Paul

Tracey Lloyd

Lead Allotment Gardener

Tracey has led our weekly volunteering sessions, educating both staff and students since 2014. Tracey has extensive experience in harvesting fresh organic fruit and vegetables using sustainable and zero waste practices. She has also connected our Clifton campus allotment to the Nottingham Growing Network to support local community wellbeing through improved access to nature and green spaces. Contact Tracey

Claire Davies

Sustainable Procurement Project Manager

Claire works in the Procurement Team as a Sustainable Procurement Project Manager, working on helping the university reduce its scope 3 emissions. Contact Claire

Heshan Weerasundara

Sustainable Procurement Project Assistant

Heshan is the student placement in the procurement team who is supporting the Sustainable Procurement Project Manager, working on helping the university reduce its scope 3 emissions. Contact Heshan

Vicky Harvey

Sustainability and Employer Engagement Coordinator

Vicky works in the Employability Team as a Sustainability and Employer Engagement Coordinator, helping Nottingham SMEs achieve sustainability goals by graduate talent funding and early careers development. Contact Vicky

Alex Slater

Senior Sustainability Officer

Alex is a Senior Sustainability Officer in campus services working on the Travel and Transport Workstream helping to achieve our Net Zero Carbon targets. Contact Alex

Chris Roy

Sustainable Transport Coordinator

Chris is the university's Sustainable Transport Coordinator. Contact Chris

Want to learn more about the team and what we do? Contact us