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John O’Halloran is the Deputy President and Registrar at UCC.  He was a finalist in the Green Gown Leadership Awards (UK & Ireland) in 2017 for his leadership in sustainability at UCC.  Prior to taking up this role in February 2018, John served as Vice-President for Teaching & Learning for almost four years. In that role, he led a team that supported the provision of high-quality teaching and learning; online learning; adult and continuing education; staff development; talented students; engagement; collaboration; and scholarship of teaching and learning at UCC.

Mark Poland is the Director of UCC Buildings and Estates and holds a Master’s in engineering science.  Mark is co-chair of the green forum and has worked in UCC for over 20 years, with his previous experience as a project manager and project consultant.

Kelly Coyle is the current co-chair of the UCC Green Campus committee. In 2016/2017 Kelly was the Vice-President for Welfare on UCC Students’ Union and this in 2017/2018 Kelly was the Deputy President and Campaigns Officer on the SU. In 2016/2017 Kelly and her predecessor – Seán O’Riabhaigh –  helped the SU secured funding for 4,500 travel mugs to be given to incoming first years. This year Kelly can’t wait to get involved with all things green across UCC. If you have any questions you can contact Kelly at deputy@uccsu.ie

Síofra Richardson is a second year World Languages student and chairperson of UCC Environmental Society. Síofra is keen to start a discussion on campus about the way we live and how we can improve on that from an environmental perspective, in a way that is inclusive and accessible to everyone. As co-chair of Green Campus, Síofra looks forward to the work Green Campus will do as a committee to ensure that UCC remains a university that is determined to upkeep its reputation as an institution that strives to be environmentally friendly and more sustainable.

Maria Kirrane is the sustainability officer for UCC, responsible for coordinating the delivery of the university’s sustainability strategy. Maria was involved in the development of the pilot Green Campus initiative. She holds a PhD from UCC and undertook postdoctoral research at the University of Limerick on the role that higher education plays in the transition to a more sustainable society.

Pat Mehigan is the Energy & Utilities manager for UCC with responsibility for reducing energy consumption, improving energy efficiency and promoting a culture of energy conservation across the University. Pat holds an MSC in Applied Facilities Management (LJMU) , BEng (CIT),Dip Marine & Plant Eng (CIT) , Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) and Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

Barrie Curley is the UCC Estates Manager and holds a HDip SHAWW, HDip BFIS, and BComm.  A Graduate of UCC he oversees all Grounds related matters, a large part of which involves ensuring the Estate is run in a sustainable manner while promoting UCC as a Green Campus.

Stephan Koch is the Commuter Planning manager.  Stephan has a degree in Transportation  Engineering and Planning from Technische Universitaet Berlin. His emphasis is on the interdependencies of spatial planning, transport infrastructure, build environment/ urban design and people’s travel behaviour.

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