Anglia Ruskin names new Director of Estates

Published: 7 February 2006 at 13:14

Anglia Ruskin University has appointed a new Director of Estate Development to oversee the University's continued investment in new facilities for its staff and students.

Stephen Turner, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in Estate Management and is a qualified Chartered Surveyor, will take up the position on January 18. He joins Anglia Ruskin from General Electric where he has managed real estate and property development activities in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. He has also worked as a Property Director within ExxonMobil and the Motor Holdings Division of the Jardine Group.

During his early career he worked within a surveying practice in Dartford, Kent before embarking on a career in corporate estate development with an expanding hotel and leisure company based in London.

Anglia Ruskin's Vice Chancellor, Professor David Tidmarsh said:

"I am confident that Stephen will help us to build on the considerable strengths of our fast-developing campus infrastructure, helping us to keep Anglia Ruskin at the forefront of University providers in the Eastern Region. His experience will be invaluable to us as we continue to broaden the scope and reach of our learning facilities for the direct benefit of our students, business partners and the community as a whole."

Stephen said:

"I am delighted to be joining Anglia Ruskin University as the new Director of Estate Development. Although I have not previously worked directly within higher education, I have a very clear understanding of the strategic business goals of the University. I am passionately interested in the management and funding of ambitious property development projects such as those undertaken by Anglia Ruskin, designed to facilitate ambitious growth and expansion. With the drive for increased participation and 'globalisation' within the HE sector I am sure that there will be some interesting and exciting opportunities ahead."

Stephen is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and of the British Institute of Facilities Managers. He lives near Sudbury, Suffolk with wife Zoe and children Eve, Sam and Megan.

Anglia Ruskin University has over 30 000 students studying higher education courses at its dual campus locations at Cambridge and Chelmsford, and its network of partner colleges spread across the Eastern region.