Director of Estates and Facilities
Tel: 01484 472218
Colin Blair has been with the University of Huddersfield for over 25 years and has been instrumental in managing the transformation of its academic estate into one of the best examples in the HE sector. As part of a dynamic and entrepreneurial senior management team he oversaw the disposal of the entirety of the University’s residential portfolio to the private sector and the consolidation of its academic activity onto a single campus at Queensgate.
Prior to joining the University, Colin worked as a Building Services Design Engineer within contracting organisations. Colin is a Chartered Engineer, gained an MSc (Distinction) in Facilities Management and was named a BIFM Graduate of the year in 2000.
Colin has recently stood down as Treasurer of the Association of Directors of Estates (AUDE) having completed eight years on the National Executive Committee of the Organisation. Colin is currently a Governor of Wakefield Grammar School Foundation and also provides property advice to other local schools, colleges and charities.
In 2015 Colin became the first ever recipient of the Association of Directors’ of Estates (AUDE) Chair’s Award for Long Term Contribution.
Colin is committed to ensuring that students, staff and visitors are provided with the best possible facilities and services and that the high quality, diverse Estates Portfolio is used to raise the profile of the University both nationally and internationally.