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Facilities Directorate Update, April 2021

FD Women of Achievement

Congratulations to Sue Green, Assistant Director of Residential Services, Jo Hynes, Deputy Director of Estates and Facilities and Ruth Buller, Head of HR Professional Services, who were recognised for outstanding achievement in this year’s Women of Achievement Awards.

Commenting on the awards the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simone Buitendijk said, “The 2021 Women of Achievement Awards was a great opportunity to celebrate the talent and contribution made by women across the University and I am very proud to be working alongside our 28 celebrants.” Read the full story here.

Fond farewell to Janet Chapman

Many colleagues will know that Janet Chapman is retiring at the end of April after nearly 25 years at the University. Janet has worked closely with colleagues across the FD and the wider University and will be much missed by everyone. She has held many different roles over her time at the University, but most recently Janet has done invaluable work as the PA Team Leader.

Steve Gilley, Director of Estates and Facilities, said, “It has been a pleasure to work so closely with Janet over the years. Her help and support has always been vital, and she will be a great loss to the whole of the FD.”

Last year Janet, her husband and her daughter purchased property near Doncaster which they have turned into a stables and extensive exercise area for their many horses – so she’ll have plenty to keep her busy! Although everyone at the FD will be sad to see her go, we wish her the best of luck in retirement and look forward to staying in touch.

Read April updates from across the Facilities Directorate:

FD Bulletin, April 2021. Foreword by Dennis Hopper

Facilities Directorate Update, April 2021

Facilities Directorate Support Services Update, April 2021

Campus Support Services Update, April 2021

Estate Services Update, April 2021

Sustainability Services Update, April 2021

Residential Services Update, April 2021

Conferencing Update, April 2021

Great Food at Leeds Update, April 2021

Sport and Physical Activity Update, April 2021