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Estates Leadership Team

The Estates Leadership Team provides strategic and day-to-day leadership across UCL Estates Development and Estates Operations.

Our Estate Division maintains, operates and provides services for more than 250 buildings over 600,000 m2 in Bloomsbury and specialist sites beyond, and we are over halfway through a £1.2Bn capital improvement programme.

UCL Estates are ensuring that critical research into Covid-19 can be undertaken at UCL, and that as much in-person teaching can be safely delivered in the academic year 2020/21. 

Kevin Argent

Director of Estates Development 

Kevin Argent

Kevin has responsibility for development and delivery of the Estates Strategy, the Capital Programme along with Property and Space at UCL. Kevin also leads on UCL’s Major Projects Portfolio that includes UCL East on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Institute of Neurology and Dementia Research Institute on Grays Inn Road

Kevin’s team collaborates at all levels within UCL and is responsible for all property management including landlord and tenant, lease management, rent, rates and service charges. Programme and Project management for construction projects, commercial procurement and consultant framework management, design standards, master planning, design development including developing and securing funding for our future capital plan together with the programme and project management of prioritised lifecycle and change projects.

Georgia Cullis 
Personal Assistant
g.cullis@ucl.ac.uk
020 7679 9325 (UCL ext 09325)

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Duncan Palmer

Director of Estates Operations

Duncan Palmer
Duncan has responsibility of the existing estate, its use and services.  

This team is responsible for planning the maintenance and management of the operational estate, leveraging technology and the supply chain to improve the prioritisation of resources and driving customer service mind-set throughout Estates activities.  

Dunca is also the portfolio holder for Accomodation services, a role he previously held before becoming Director of Estates Operations, while we find a suitable interim Director.

Victoria Buckland
Personal Assistant
v.buckland@ucl.ac.uk
020 3108 8626 (UCL ext 58626)

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Chris Shore

Director, Capital Projects

Chris Shore
As Director of Capital Projects, Chris assumes overall responsibility for the successful delivery of the Capital Programme and maintains responsibility for leading and managing the delivery of a range of complex capital and small works projects including new builds, refurbishments and improvements across the UCL estate.

Georgia Cullis 
Personal Assistant
g.cullis@ucl.ac.uk
020 7679 9325 (UCL ext 09325)

David Everett

David Everett
Interim Director, Estates Campus Services

David leads enabling teams with responsibility for programme integration systems and processes to support business transformation and day to day services to Estates professionals across UCL. 

Victoria Buckland
Personal Assistant
v.buckland@ucl.ac.uk
020 3108 8626 (UCL ext 58626

Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson
Director, Sustainability and Communications

Richard Jackson is responsible for managing the UCL Safety and Sustainability Division, which includes Estates communications, Estates access and inclusion, UCL Safety Services and UCL Sustainability. This includes developing and implementing UCL's policies and strategies on sustainability, carbon management and its approach to managing and mitigating its environmental impact. He also works to create a culture for engaging with staff, students and stakeholders on sustainability issues.

Victoria Buckland
Personal Assistant
v.buckland@ucl.ac.uk
020 3108 8626 (UCL ext 58626

Ken Mathew 

Director (Interim), Estates Strategy and Experience

The Director for Estates Strategy and Experience leads the Estates Strategy team, with a focus on producing a new Estates Strategy in line with the UCL 2034 plan. The role holder is also responsible for ensuring the closer integration of strategy, space, and property management. 

David Stevens

Director (Interim), Transformation
David Stevens interim director transformation

David is responsible for the review and implementation of a new transformational hard services delivery model, and associated technology projects, across our existing and new campus

Duncan Palmer

Director (Interim), Accommodation

Duncan Palmer is the portfolio holder for Accommodation services whilst we undertake a recruitment process for a new interim Director of Accommodation.