Environmental sustainability is embedded within the University through high-level commitment from University leadership and our policies.

A number of University groups provide strategic direction, support and oversight for implementation of the University policies and overall responsibility for sustainability at University of Salford sits with Professor Karl Dayson, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise.


Sustainability Governance Structure

The Environmental Sustainability Team lead the delivery of this plan, directly reporting to the Environmental Projects Board, chaired by the Director of Estates & Facilities, who report to University senior management groups via the Estate Programme Group and Sustainability Strategy Group.

Environmental Sustainability Team

The Environmental Sustainability Team manages the annual budgets for energy management, energy projects, waste management and sustainability communications and engagement. Business cases and requests for further funding are submitted via the Environmental Projects Board through the central University financial process.

Professor Will Swan

Academic Director of Sustainability/ Director Energy House Laboratories  

  • Leadership of the implementation of our sustainability plan and the future evolution of our strategy

Hawre Baban

Associate Director of Development, Estates and Facilities

  • Oversees the Environmental Sustainability Team 

Bec Bennett

Head of Environmental Sustainability 

  • Lead on Environmental Sustainability Strategy and Net Zero Carbon
  • EEMS Manager - environmental
  • Lead for Sustainable Procurement Strategy
  • Lead for Sustainable Construction Policy
  • Lead for Waste Management Strategy
  • Lead for Sustainable Travel Plan

Currently Recruiting

Energy Manager

  • Lead on Energy, Water & Carbon Management Plan
  • EEMS Manager – energy
  • Lead for Energy Design Guide

Marta Strzelecka

Environmental Management Coordinator

  • Lead on administration and coordination for EEMS
  • Lead on Communication and Engagement Strategy
  • Lead for Landscape Management Plan and Biodiversity
  • Support for Waste Management Strategy, Sustainable Procurement Strategy and Sustainable Travel Plan