New director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Dave Gorman has been appointed as the University's first director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability.

It's a really exciting time to be joining the University

Dave Gorman

Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Dave was Head of Environmental Strategy at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency before coming to take the new role in July 2013.

At SEPA, Dave was responsible for futures and cross-cutting issues, including climate change, energy, sustainability, national planning and strategic environmental assessment, research and development and horizon scanning.

Dave also provided strategic advice and planning to SEPA's Board and Agency Management Team on emerging issues and opportunities, and co-wrote SEPA's corporate plans, visions and operating plans.

He previously worked on better regulation issues, the NETREGS project, emergency planning and national waste strategy issues, making a significant contribution to best practice networks and learning from other regulatiors to inform SEPA's approach.

Prior to his move to SEPA in 2000, Dave worked for Falkirk and Dundee City Councils on sustainability, environmental strategy and waste and recycling issues.

Dave has a degree in Engineering and a Masters in Environmental Management, is a Chartered Environmentalist, a Chartered Manager, a fellow of the the Chartered Management Institute and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Dave represented SEPA on the Advisory Board which launched the Univeristies and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland (UCCCfS). The University was a founder signatory in December 2009, and by the end of 2012 all Scottish institutions had joined.

If you'd like to ask Dave a question, or if you have any comments about the future direction of Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the Univeristy, please do leave a comment using the form below, or contact Dave using the following information.

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  • Dave Gorman
  • Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Formerly Head of Environmental Strategy at the
  • Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Dave
  • is the University's first Director of
  • Social Responsibility and Sustainability.
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