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Estates Leadership Team

The Estates Leadership team provides strategic and operational leadership for the teams across UCL Estates.

Francesca Fryer

Director, UCL Estates
Francesca Fryer Director of Estates home page

Francesca Fryer has overall responsibility for UCL Estates, including managing the estate and facilities infrastructure of UCL in strategic and operational fields. This covers property acquisition and management, capital projects, engineering and maintenance, environmental sustainability, safety and security.

Claire Tranter 
Executive Assistant
c.tranter@ucl.ac.uk
020 3108 8666 (UCL ext 58666)

Francesca's biography

Kevin Argent

Kevin Argent
Deputy Director of Estates & Director of Estates Development 

Kevin Argent is responsible for leading the current capital delivery and estate strategy teams across the UCL estate to support the academic vision.

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

The Estates Development team includes: 

Major Projects

> Estates Development Major Projects team organisational chart

Programme Management Office
  • Portfolio analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Business planning
  • Business templates and guidance

> Estates Development Programme Management Office team organisational chart

Project Support pages

Chris Shore

Chris Shore
Director, Capital Projects

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)

Andrew Asbury

Andrew Asbury
Director, Estates Strategy

Andrew Asbury currently leads the Estates Strategy team, with a focus on producing a new Estates Strategy in line with the UCL 2034 plan. Andrew is also responsible for ensuring the closer integration of strategy, space, and property management.

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

Position vacant

Director, Facilities and Infrastructure

The Director, Facilities and Infrastructure leads the strategy, development and integrated operational delivery of all engineering, maintenance and facilities (hard and soft services) across the UCL estate.

Facilities and Infrastructure team includes: 

Facilities and Workplace services

> Estates Facilities and Workplace services team organisational chart

Engineering, Maintenance and Infrastructure and Estates Programme and Performance

> Estates Engineering and Estates Programme and Performance team organisational chart

Duncan Palmer

Director of Campus and Accommodation Services
Duncan Palmer

Duncan Palmer is responsible for leading the delivery of innovative and integrated Estates Campus and Accommodation Services ensuring that students, visitors, staff and the local community enjoy an exceptional experience across all the University’s buildings and residences.

Duncan manages the provision of soft services across the university portfolio including cleaning, catering, security, porterage, landscaping, waste management and logistics and mail services; including contract management for contracts with a value of c. £30M per annum. In addition, Duncan continues to oversees the UCL residential portfolio which consists of 4,300 directly owned and managed bedrooms with a further 2,700 rooms provided through external nomination agreements; and is responsible for the overall strategy for UCL accommodation, leading the transformation of UCL accommodation to create homes in vibrant student-led communities that provides students with experience as befits one of the greatest universities in the world.

> Estates Accommodation team organisational chart

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

UCL Accommodation

Sian Minett

Sian Minett
Director, Estates Portfolio and Business Services

Sian Minett 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. 

 > Estates Portfolio and Business Services team organisational chart

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

Business Services team includes:

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.

> Estates Sustainability and Communications team organisational chart

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

Sustainability and Communications team includes: