Mark Swales

Mark is Director of Estates and Facilities at Sheffield Hallam University and leads on the development of high quality commercial, facilities management and estates services and academic timetabling. He is currently a trustee for a number of local charitable organisations and a Fellow of the British Institute of Leadership and Management. Mark is actively interested in Leadership Development, Coaching and Mentoring, Business Excellence, Organisational Values and Mindfulness and has used these tools within his current organisation to underpin performance improvements and developing organisational capacity.

Mark is currently working on the implementation of the University’s Estates Strategy and Estates Capital Plan. This encompasses work on the design and delivery of enhanced teaching and learning spaces, delivering high utilisation of space and sustainable operations. A graduate of Sheffield City Polytechnic, Mark spent seven years in the hotel and leisure industry before joining the University sector working at Keele University and holding a number of senior positions at Sheffield Hallam University since 1992.