CUBO Groups

Develop your knowledge and professional network through regional and special interest groups

Regional Groups


Chaired by Ian Spencer, Director of Residential Services , LSE.


Chaired by Wendy Roberts, Accommodation General Commercial Manager, The University of Warwick.

North of England

Chaired by Jo Hardman, Director of Commercial Services, Lancaster University and Rob Wadsworth, Interim Commercial Director, University of Leeds.


South East England

Chaired by Laura Maclean, Head of Accommodation and Customer Services, Commercial Services, University of Kent


Chaired by Robert Garnish, Director of Commercial Services, University of Glasgow.


Chaired by Deirdre McIntyre, Head of Residential Life, Bangor University.



Chaired by John Caffrey, General Manager, DCU Rooms, Dublin City University

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CUBO brought London University Accommodation leaders together online fortnightly during the pandemic. These meetings were hugely beneficial for me, and I know others. I look forward to seeing and participating in what CUBO do next.

Andrew Howarth, Director of Residential Services, University of London


Special Interest Groups

Accommodation Strategy

Chaired by Robin Walsh, Head of Residences, Bournemouth University

Contract Catering

haired by Phillipa Fletcher, Commercial Director, Oxford Brookes University and Lesley McIvor, Contracts & Projects Manager, Solent University.

Conferencing and Summer Business

Chaired by Helen Earwaker, Sales and Marketing Manager, Royal Holloway University, London.



Chaired by Mark Chester, Head of Commercial Finance, Loughborough University.

Learning and Development

Chaired by Melissa Browne, Deputy Director of Commercial Services and Estates, University of Kent.

Marketing and Communications

Chaired by Sarah West, Head of Marketing, Communications & Experience, UCL.


Residence Life and Student Experience

Chaired by James Greenwood, Head of Residential Life, London School of Economics.

Soft Facilities Management

Chaired by Kate Davis, Head of Campus and Business Support Services, Leeds Beckett University and Monica Guise, Director of Facility Services, The University of Birmingham.


Chaired by Helen Rutherford, Head of Campus Facilities Management, Staffordshire University.


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