Meet The Team

The EAUC-Scotland Team are based at Queen Margaret University just outside of Edinburgh. See below for our team members, and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

EAUC-Scotland Office
Queen Margaret University
East Lothian
EH21 6UU

t: 0131 474 0000


In addition to the UK-wide EAUC governance structures, the EAUC-Scotland office has a strategic steer from our Officer Bearers' Group (OBG), consisting of two representatives from both FE and HE institutions. The four current OBG members are introduced below. Our Annual General Meeting and quarterly Forum meetings, open to anyone who works in or with the Further or Higher Education Sector, offer the opportunity for everyone to contribute to the activities and direction of the EAUC Scotland office, and discuss key interests and issues for Scottish FHE sustainability.

Forum Meetings are held quarterly, and listed on the EAUC Events page. Find out more about our Forum meetings and previous meeting minutes in the Downloads from this page. If you would like to access previous minutes which are not shown here, please contact us. 

EAUC-Scotland Team

Rebecca Petford
Scotland Programme Manager

Rebecca manages the EAUC-Scotland Team and Programme, taking responsibility for ensuring delivery of funded activities and that they remain aligned with the needs of the sector. She should be the first point of contact for specific requests from partner organisations and companies, and will always be happy to discuss collaboration and funding opportunities.


Gillian Gibson
Scotland Programme Coordinator

Gillian’s main priorities include developing current and potential projects for the Scotland Office, and supporting Public Sector Reporting and regional and sector-specific groups. If you are interested in one-to-one support, technical training, developing your institution’s sustainability networks, or would like to discuss potential research or practical project ideas, then please get in touch.


Samantha Hartley
Scotland Programme Administrator

Sam leads on the Sector Helpline, event organisation, communications, resource development, and supporting the team with general administration. She should be the first contact within the team for general and event enquiries from colleges, universities and partner organisations.


Office Bearer's Group

Jamie Pearson
EAUC Scotland Convenor
Higher Education OBG Representative

Environmental Sustainability Manager
Edinburgh Napier University
t: 0131 455 3747


John Wincott
Further Education OBG Representative
Sustainability Adviser
Fife College
t: 01592 223105

Michelle Brown
Higher Education OBG Representative

Head of Social Responsibility and Sustainability Programmes
University of Edinburgh
t: 0131 650 4364

Billy Grace
Further Education OBG Representative

Head of Estates
Dundee & Angus College
t:01382 834861