Our Staff

The EAUC is fortunate to have a dynamic and dedicated staff base who are passionate both about sustainability and the Further and Higher Education sector. As the EAUC continues to grow, each member of staff strives to inspire change by continually learning and developing innovative new ways to solve problems and challenge unsustainable practices.

Drawing together a wide range of experience from a wide range of backgrounds, EAUC staff work hard to support all EAUC Members and strategic partners (and anyone else who needs them!) throughout the UK on all sustainability issues.

The EAUC has two offices. Thanks to a partnership with the University of Gloucestershire, the EAUC’s Head Office is based at their Park Campus in Cheltenham. The University of Gloucestershire has embraced sustainability and was the first to achieve university wide ISO14001 status.

We also have a Scotland office based at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.

Head Office - Cheltenham

Iain Patton

Chief Executive

Commended by his Headmaster for being able to spell the word ‘environment’, it seemed Iain’s destiny at an early age that he would develop a passion for sustainability. This destiny was later fulfilled when Iain became the first dedicated Environmental Officer in a UK college. Iain soon became an EAUC trailblazer and led the birth of the EAUC. Today he is the face of the EAUC and loving every minute of it.

After contracting malaria while working in agricultural community development in Kenya, Africa is in Iain’s blood and he gets there as often as he is allowed by his family. Otherwise, he runs a small farm in the beautiful Teme Valley on the Herefordshire-Worcestershire border. 
 

Iain Patton

Fiona Goodwin

Director of Operations and Planning

Fiona joined the team in November 2005 and is responsible for managing our operations and planning. She is responsible for our business systems, managing our finances and office and our legal requirements. Fiona is responsible for monitoring, measuring and reporting on organisational performance. Fiona is also responsible strategically for all Member Services such as our newsletters, events, Annual Conference, Green Gown Awards and LiFE. Prior to joining EAUC, Fiona has gained experience working in a variety of charities, both regional and national, as well as working at a university. Fiona works part-time - Mondays - Thursdays spending her other time on gardening and admiring her green roof.
Fiona Goodwin

Nina Bartlett - (currently on maternity leave)

Events and Communications Officer

Nina joined the team in August 2015, after working on Events and Communications for a number of organisations. Nina is responsible for delivering communications for the EAUC, including newsletters and social media content and also organises EAUC events such as the Annual Conference.

Nina volunteers as the Gloucestershire representative for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and spends her spare time reading and cycling.
Nina Bartlett - (currently on maternity leave)

Sophie Woods

Events and Communications Officer

Sophie is covering for Nina whilst she is off on maternity leave, she will responsible for delivering  marketing and communications for the EAUC, including newsletters and social media content, website copy and content, as well as organising EAUC events such as the Annual Conference.

She is a big fan of cheese which comes in handy as her mum lives in Switzerland! 
Sophie Woods

Aunee Dear

Administrative Support Officer

Aunee joined the team in March 2017 and has worked in Marketing for many years, both in the private and public sectors. Aunee supports the whole team on a day-to-day basis.

Aunee enjoys walking and yoga in her spare time.
Aunee Dear

Claire Mitchell

Member Community Officer

With a degree in History and a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Policy and Management, Claire joined the team in November 2016 as our Member Community Officer after previously working in the environment and charity sector.  Claire is responsible for the membership journey of our Members and also manages the Regional and Community of Practice groups.  Please do contact her if you have any questions about Membership.

In her spare time, Claire volunteers at a local repair cafe, is a keen sportswoman, loves to travel and is currently attempting to learn Spanish. 

Claire Mitchell

Rosie Saban

Media & Campaigns Officer

Rosie joined the team in April 2017 as Media and Campaigns Officer. She comes from a busy press office in London specialising in empowering small businesses. Her role at the EAUC will be to amplify the EAUC voice and ensure campaign messages are heard regionally, nationally and internationally.

In her spare time, Rosie attends her local Karate club and is very fond of cheese.
Rosie Saban

Scotland Office - Edinburgh

Rebecca Petford

Scotland Programme Manager

Rebecca joined the Scotland team in September 2014 as Scotland Programme Coordinator and in September 2016 stepped up to become Scotland Programme Manager, taking a lead on a number of projects under the UCCCfS programme and strategic direction of the EAUC-Scotland office activity.

Rebecca started her sustainability career with a degree in Sustainable Development from the University of St Andrews, where she also helped launch the University’s Transition Initiative and student re-use scheme. Since then she has spent a year studying and travelling in the USA, completed an MSc at the University of Edinburgh, worked for Transition University of St Andrews, set up a pop-up Creative Hub and Christmas Market in an empty shop, and worked for Youth Music Theatre Scotland.
Rebecca Petford

Gillian Gibson

Scotland Programme Coordinator

Gillian joined the team in 2014 as the Project Administrator. As of September 2016 she stepped up into the role of Scotland Programme Coordinator; working on a variety of projects as well as engaging with institutions, strategic partners and company members.

In her spare time you will find her out on the lacrosse field playing for the local Edinburgh team or away hillwalking in the Pentlands.
Gillian Gibson

Samantha Hartley

Scotland Programme Administrator

Sam joined the team in July 2017. She will be with us for a year and lead on administration and communications, becoming a familiar face at sector events. She recently graduated from her Masters degree in International Relations at the University of Sheffield. In her spare time she enjoys running, bouldering and cooking.
Samantha Hartley

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