The University has announced the appointment of Craig Nowell as the Director of Campus Infrastructure and Operational Support Services.
This is a huge new role which will join together overall responsibility for Campus Services, Estate Services and Exeter IT. Campus Services currently includes the University’s Sport, Residential Services, Retail and Catering, Facilities Management, and Event Exeter teams. Whereas, Estate Services involves the Grounds team and those developing the University’s Estate. Exeter IT focuses on the team supporting the University’s IT infrastructure and the investment program.
One of Craig’s main projects in his new position will be managing the development of the new student residences at East Park. East Park is currently an arable field lying on the east of campus, however new plans are in place to create accommodation for 1,200 students. Back in the Spring the development caused much debate within the city due to potential issues of noise complaints and the scale of the new accommodation.
Craig is well equipped for his new role with much experience as the Director of Estates and Facilities Management and the Director of Corporate Responsibility at Swansea University. Whilst at Swansea Craig lead the development and implementation of Swansea University’s new £450m, 65 acre Science and Innovation Campus. This experience will be vital for Craig to undertake successful leadership of developing East Park.
Mike Shore-Nye, Registrar and Secretary at the University of Exeter said “We are pleased to welcome Craig to Exeter, he brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise that will be vital to the successful development of the University estate. Craig will be responsible for the effective delivery of our future investment programme, which will enable us to accommodate our students and world leading academics in the very best teaching, learning and research spaces, as well as providing an exceptional experience to all our colleagues, students and visitors.”
Speaking of his appointment, Craig said: “I am delighted to be joining Exeter at a time when plans are being developed to embark on the next stages of Exeter’s ambitious future. It is an exciting time and I look forward to leading the dedicated teams who will turn the University’s vision into a reality.”