Mr Andrew Burgess

Lancaster University is pleased to announce Mr Andrew Burgess as the new Director of Estates, Facilities & Commercial Services, to lead the Facilities Division. 

Andrew joined the University in Septemeber 2018, he was previously the Director of Infrastructure and Commercial Services (Deputy Chief Operating Officer) at Loughborough University; his portfolio includes leading the transformation of the University estate; capital development and masterplanning, and commercial services. He is the professional lead on the University’s commercial enterprise activity for the Science and Enterprise Park and led the capital project to develop the London campus.

From Mr Burgess’s initial career in the construction industry, he moved into a building surveying consultancy role and has held various roles in the universities of Central Lancashire, Southampton and Liverpool prior to moving to Loughborough in 2007. At Loughborough he has held various roles including a period as Acting Chief Operating Officer.

Chief Administrative Officer & Secretary, Nicola Owen welcomed his appointment,

“I am delighted that Andrew will join Lancaster University to lead our Facilities Division, at an exciting time for the capital programme and commercial services on campus and for a number of key collaborative projects within the City and wider region.”

Andrew Burgess said "I am very much looking forward to joining Lancaster University and contributing to the tremendous work delivered by the Facilities Division. My goal is to work with the team at Lancaster to become the best University campus in the UK.”