Justine Oakes

Head of Sustainability and Programmes

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Justine has been an environmental professional for over 20 years; starting her career as a fast track graduate within the Ministry of Defence and later running her own environmental consultancy assisting blue chip companies, SME's and public sector organisations. Justine is currently the Head of Sustainability and Programmes at the University of Suffolk, an active member of the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership, co-chairing the Collaborative Action Group working towards delivering actions against the Suffolk Climate Emergency Plan and a member of the Norfolk and Suffolk Local Skills Improvement Plan - Climate Adaptation and Net Zero working group.

Her current focus is upon the strategic development and leadership delivery of a decarbonised estate by 2030, enhancing biodiversity and student and staff experience across the estate and collaborating with supply and service level partners to embed circular and responsible procurement into all University activities and built environment projects. Wider external partnership are of real importance to the sustainability team and research collaborations through the Suffolk Sustainability Institute and community engagement with our regional business and public sector stakeholders play an important role in helping shape change across Suffolk. With an undergraduate degree in Environmental Analysis and a Post Graduate in Environmental Management for Business; she also is a Chartered Environmentalist and full member of both the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and the Institute of Environmental Sciences.