Meet the QMUL Sustainability Team

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The QMUL Sustainability Team are responsible for ensuring the University meets all areas of its environmental commitments by facilitating environmental and sustainability projects, managing energy spend and engaging with staff, students and the wider community. To find out more about what we do, view our website, blog, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Kerry Horvath – Head of Sustainability

I head up the sustainability team at QMUL and ensure that we achieve our sustainability commitments. This includes creating a new sustainability strategy which we will be publishing this year, implementing our management systems and helping lead the team to deliver an extensive number of project and programmes all designed to enhance sustainability at QMUL.

I joined QMUL in May 2013 as Energy Reduction Manager and since then I have worked my way up and now lead the team as Head of Sustainability. Before joining QMUL I worked at London South Bank University for 2 years supporting their energy and environmental management work. I am an Advanced Certified Sustainability Practitioner, Lead Environmental Auditor, BREAAM Assessor, SKA Assessor and hold Practitioner Membership at the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). I also have a Degree in Environmental Science and Masters in Sustainable Environmental Management from Plymouth University.

In my spare time I love going to the theatre, gigs and comedy nights, I also try to swim a few miles a week.

Jamal Mohammed – Property, Space Management & Sustainability Support Officer

As Supporting Officer for the Sustainability Team, my role is quite unique as I have to be engaged with all elements of our Sustainability agenda. I’m currently the web administrator for our public facing site, co-ordinate the recycling of unwanted books with our external partners, manage e-bills for the University on an Energy Bureau database as well as support my colleagues on campaigns and initiatives. I also have a dual role at the University and support the Property and Space Management team with administration duties.  I feel very proud working for the Sustainability Team and looking back on our achievements so far, it has been an amazing journey at QMUL.

My background stems from working for various Internet service providers, private education organisations as well as working for Local Government.

Outside of work my children often keep me busy with outdoor activities like badminton, football and table tennis, however occasionally I do attend the odd concert when possible.

Sara Aziz – Sustainability Projects Officer

I am the Sustainability Projects Officer at QMUL which means I support and help deliver sustainability projects on campus. I am also responsible for promoting and enhancing sustainable transport at QMUL and work with the team to promote sustainability and Green Mary among students and staff.

I joined the team in September 2015 after graduating from the University of Manchester with a BSc in Geography and an MSc in Geographical Science. After graduating I completed an internship at Carnstone, a management consultancy specialising in corporate responsibility and sustainability, before joining QMUL as the Sustainability and Energy Project Assistant.

Outside of work I love to travel, go to the theatre, cook and spend time with family and friends.

Richard Frost – Energy and Carbon Manager

I am a building services engineer by trade with a bias early on towards sustainability. Before joining the sustainability team at QMUL this August, I had worked at the University of Essex for 15 years and 10 in the NHS in similar energy management roles. It was the teams enthusiasm that encouraged me to leave Essex and join what I consider one of the strongest sustainability teams around.

My remit is to reduce QMUL’s energy and water consumption and to manage our carbon emissions through my interaction and delivery in projects.

I have an HNC in Building Services and have continued to study in later life; graduating from the Open University with a BSc honours degree and completing a post graduate certificate in Environmental Decision Making, foolishly I still have a hankering to continue to develop and learn and I am now working towards chartered status.

To unwind, I belong to a small group of Tai Chi practitioners which meet once a fortnight to exercise and learn the form and time permitting I enjoy cycling with the family and walking the local Essex shorelines where I live.

Louise Sinnott – Sustainability Engagement Manager

As the Sustainability Engagement Manager at QMUL, my main role is to project manage the sustainability engagement campaigns across the university, using social media and events to drive behaviour change amongst staff, students and the wider community.

Prior to working at QMUL I worked at Groundwork Suffolk as an Environmental Business Advisor; working with councils, businesses and local communities on improving their energy, carbon and general environmental performance. I also hold a BSc honours degree in Environmental Science from Liverpool John Moore’s University, an MBA in Environmental Management from Bangor University and a Practitioner Membership at the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)

I have always had a strong interest in the environment and the outdoors and when not in work you can usually find me out and about in the countryside with my camera.

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