Carolyn Puddicombe joined the Estates Services of Oxford University in the then new role of Director of Asset & Space Management in 2013, following the merger of the Estates Directorate with the Land Agent’s Office to form Estates Services in October 2012.
Her areas of responsibility comprise the services and functions delivered by five teams – Asset Management, Information & Space Management, Graduate Accommodation, University Parks and Wytham Woods. She is also responsible for overseeing the planning process in respect of major capital projects – including public consultations – and manages the work of specialist staff in the areas of town planning, options appraisals (part of the capital master planning process), and liaison with hospital trusts.
Carolyn is a qualified Planning and Development Surveyor and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Before coming to Oxford, she was Director of Estates & Services at Bath Spa University for five years and has also held senior planning and development roles in both the private and public sector. She has been involved with a number of large retail and town centre public inquiries, as well as securing planning permission for major regeneration and green-belt developments, including for Bath Spa University.
Carolyn is a member of several Project Sponsor Groups and Management Boards (Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Old Road Campus, Science Area, Begbroke, and Osney Mead).