Our team

The Estates Services FM team consists of over 120 staff based across more than 30 buildings. Senior management staff members are listed below.

For general information and advice contact facilities@admin.ox.ac.uk


Liz Kitchener

Elizabeth Kitchener, Facilities Management Head of Strategic Facilities Management
Address: The Malthouse, Tidmarsh Lane, OX1 1NQ
Email: liz.kitchener@admin.ox.ac.uk
Tel: Tel: 01865 278796

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Liz and her team provide professional facilities management help, advice and support to the University. Liz reports to the Director of Estates and is responsible for the delivery of Facilities Management across the University, recommending value for money services that work well and match department requirements. Liz provides support and advice on Capital Projects regarding facilities management issues. Projects range from developing a full Facilities Management strategy to advice on ‘soft’ finishes. Recent work has included the development, agreement and implementation of a Facilities Management strategy for the ROQ site.  Liz is a member of The British Institute of Facilities Management.

Lisa Hofen

Lisa Hofen, Facilities Management Deputy Head of Strategic Facilities Management
Address: The Malthouse, Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NQ
Email: lisa.hofen@admin.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 614694

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Lisa is Deputy Head of Strategic Facilities Management. She supports the Head of Strategic Facilities Management in the delivery of Facilities Management (FM) services across the University. She is a qualified facilities management professional who is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and Certified Member of the British Institute of Facilities Management (CBIFM). Most recently she has been an ‘ask the expert’ panel member at a BIFM event to promote the Attraction, Retention and Advancement of Women in FM.

Lisa has over 15 years of facilities management experience, and has worked for the University for 11 years in a variety of FM roles.

Her particular areas of expertise include: strategic facilities management planning; leadership; facilities and operations; health and safety; facilities management; contracts and supplier management; listed buildings; space planning/design and change management.

John Weston

John Weston Head of Facilities Management Operations
Address: The Malthouse
Tidmarsh Lane

Email: john.weston@admin.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 278778 07880026866

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John has worked for the University for a number of years and has recently been appointed to a newly created role of Head of Facilities Management Operations. His role involves ensuring that all FM managed buildings are delivering the service levels agreed with customers and departments, as well as line managing the Senior Facilities Managers.  He works closely with Liz Kitchener, Head of Strategic FM, and Lisa Hofen, Deputy Head of Strategic FM, to maintain high levels of compliance across FM managed sites.

Aileen Peverell

Senior Facilities Manager, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter (ROQ)
Address: Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford, OX2 6GG
Email: aileen.peverell@admin.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 615388

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Aileen joined the team in August 2015. She brings a wealth of experience with her having worked as Head of FM Operations at Oxfam for over sixteen years. She is responsible for the provision of a successful Facilities Management Service on the ROQ site ensuring a customer service focussed culture and services that deliver value for money. She deals with all aspects of the opening of new buildings on the Radcliffe Observatory Site (ROQ) ensuring a smooth transition for customers into their new buildings. Aileen has significant expertise in Leadership, Change Management, Relocations and office moves as well as Health and Safety.  

George Newman

George Newman, Senior Facilities Manager Senior Facilities Manager (Manor Road, Tinsley building, St Cross building, Ewert House, Dartington House, Littlegate House, Old Indian Institute)
Address: Manor road building, Oxford, OX1 3UQ
Email: george.newman@admin.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 271480

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George is an experienced Facilities Manager, having managed University sites for 17 years.  During this time he has looked after a variety of new and Grade II listed buildings including libraries, teaching spaces, laboratories and commercial tenants. George is a University trainer in the use of local emergency evacuation equipment, and a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the International Institute of Risk Management.

Toby Christensen

Senior Facilities Manager (Old Road Campus)
Address: The Malthouse, Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NQ
Email: toby.christensen@admin.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 614815

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Toby is the Senior Facilities Manager for the Old Road Campus (ORC). Toby has a new and exciting role, to develop and implement an approved FM strategy for the new buildings identified on the site masterplan,  ensuring service efficiencies and value for money are maximised, in consultation with our customers and stakeholders. He joined the University in 2007 and has worked in a number of different divisions and departments. His previous responsibilities have included working on major new building projects, liaising with customers and Estates services to ensure a smooth transition for customers into their new buildings.  

Kishore Seegoolam

General Manager, University Club
Address: 11 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3SZ
Email: kishore.seegoolam@club.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 271044

Other Info

Kishore is the General Manager of the University Club and has over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry. In 2014 the Club became an FM managed building. Located on Mansfield Road, the Club provides a social and recreational facility for University staff, graduate students, academic visitors, retired staff and other associate members. Members are able to use a range of facilities including the café, bar, sports facilities and gym. Function rooms are available for parties, weddings and other events. The Club has 14 bedrooms conveniently located in the city centre at affordable rates. More information about becoming a member of the Club can be found here.  

Paul Hughes

Paul Hughes, FM Manager Wellington sq Senior Facilities Manager (Examination Schools and Sheldonian Theatre)
Address: 75- 81 The High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG
Email: paul.hughes@admin.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 276901

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As Senior Facilities Manager at the Examination Schools and the Sheldonian Theatre. His role involves the management of the day-to-day operation in both of these prestigious buildings. The Examination School is primarily used for examinations, lectures, University and commercial events. The Sheldonian Theatre, the University’s ceremonial hall, provides event management facilities to the University and is also hired out for commercial purposes. 

Sally Rutty

Sally Rutty FM Contracts Manager
Address: Malthouse, Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NQ.
Email: sally.rutty@admin.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 278750

Other Info

Sally reports to Liz Kitchener and is responsible for supporting university-wide, and significant FM-related contracts for the University. She has around 20 years’ experience working in FM and the hospitality and catering industry.  Sally works closely with central purchasing to develop robust criteria for preferred suppliers, developing strategies to achieve better value and improve contractual performance.  In addition Sally is developing an audit and review process to ensure continuous assessment of University preferred suppliers,

Kay Miles

Kay Hogg, Event Marketing Manager, Examination Schools Senior Event Marketing Manager, Examination Schools and Sheldonian Theatre
Address: 75-81 The High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG
Email: kay.miles@admin.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 276905

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As Senior Event Marketing Manager for the Examination Schools and the Sheldonian Theatre, Kay is responsible for securing and facilitating external events which take place outside of the times the buildings are used for academic purposes. Kay also manages a significant number of University events that take place across both sites, the largest being Freshers’ Fair at the start of each new academic year.

Sarah King

Sarah King - FM Services Manager Central FM Services Manager
Address: University Offices, Wellington Square, OX1 2JD
Email: sarah.king2@admin.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 (2) 80350

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Sarah is responsible for the Central Services within FM - the Central Services include the Facilities Management Helpdesk, Mail Services Team (including the University Messengers), Reprographics and Central Records. Sarah has ten years’ Facilities Management experience and five years’ experience working on specialist FM Helpdesk projects in the higher education and charity sectors. Sarah is a Member of the British Institute of Facilities Management and the Chartered Management Institute, she is also a practitioner in IOSH (health & safety) and PRINCE2 (project management).

Greg Demetriou-Swanwick

Greg Demetriou-Sanwick Senior Facilities Manager (Wellington Square, 92 Woodstock Road, 9 Parks Road, Eagle House, Ertegun House, 16 Wellington Square, Dartington House, Malthouse, 5 Worcester Street, 2 Worcester Street, 3 Worcester Street, 6 Worcester Street, Beaver House, Hayes House, Muslim Prayer room, SERS)
Address: Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2HY
Email: gregory.demetriou-swanwick@admin.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 270000

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Greg is the Senior Facilities Manager for Wellington Square and a number of other UAS buildings. His role involves the provision of facilities services across a large portfolio of buildings ensuring services meet customer expectations and deliver value for money.

Greg has worked in facilities, construction and project management for over 17 years. He brings a wealth of expertise having worked in and advised a range of industry sectors. These have included the prison service, Ministry of Defence, housing associations, private consultancy and higher education.

Greg has a BSC (Hons) in Construction Management. He is an incorporated member of the Chartered Institute of Building (ICIOB) and  a certified member of the British Institute of Facilities Management (CBIFM). 

Stephanie Atkinson

Stephanie Atkinson Facilities and Services Manager, Blavatnik School of Government
Address: Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford, OX2 6GG

Email: stephanie.atkinson@admin.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 280094

Other Info

Stephanie joined the University in September 2015 as the Facilities and Service Manager for the Blavatnik School of Government. The new Blavatnik building is a world-class educational facility which has been designed to promote open discussion, interaction and collaboration. The entire construction of the building has been designed to meet the highest standards of environmental sustainability. Stephanie is responsible for providing FM services for this new building. Before joining the University she was responsible for property and facilities management for commercial business parks in the South East region for ten years. 

Stephen Woodward

Stephen Woodward, Facilities Manager Compliance Manager
Address: Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG
Email: stephen.woodward@admin.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 615397

Other Info

Stephen is Compliance Manager for the Facilities Management team. His role involves looking after compliance related issues across managed FM buildings.

Bob Malloy

Bob (Robert) Malloy, Reprographics Manager Reprographics Manager
Address: Office location: University Offices, Wellington Square, OX1 2JD

Email: robert.malloy@admin.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 270029

Other Info

Bob is an experienced Reprographics Manager who has worked for the University for over 30 years in this field. Managing a team of three, the reprographics service printed in excess of 1 million coloured materials over the last year.

David Wickens

David Wickens, Facilities Management Helpdesk Facilities Management Helpdesk Manager
Address: Office location: University Offices, Wellington Square, OX1 2JD
Email: david.wickens@admin.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 270030

Other Info

David has worked for the University for over 22 years and manages the Facilities Helpdesk. In addition he manages Central Records and the Card office. Both these departments provide front line support to University Administration and Services staff and other Facilities Management buildings.