Dave Gorman

Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability


Dave is the senior university lead for climate change, sustainability and a range of social responsibility issues including responsible investment, community engagement, social impact and social innovation. Dave joined the University in 2013 as its first Director for Social Responsibility and Sustainability

He provides senior leadership and advice to the University on a wide range of topics including climate change and renewables, sustainability, responsible investment, community engagement, fair employment, sustainable and responsible supply chains and social investment. Prior to joining the University, Dave undertook a wide range of community and volunteering work after graduation, before pursuing a career in local government. For many years he worked for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, latterly as its Head of Strategy. 

Research summary

Dave is the department’s director and is the lead contact for responsible and social investments, sustainable travel policy and overall climate policy. Dave is a member of the University Executive, Investment Committee and Estates Committee. For meetings and diary planning, contact Dave’s PA, Wendy McDonald.