Senior Management team

Ian Oldacre

Ian Oldacre, Director of Estates 

Ian Oldacre joined the team in December 2006 as a Project Manager and has been responsible for the delivery of the majority of the Main Building improvements at Aston over the last 5 years. Projects include the new Café Tierra Restaurant, Main Entrance, Student Services/Hub, Conference Aston Bedroom refurbishments as well as many laboratory, teaching spaces and office improvements. In February 2011 Ian was appointed as Head of Estates (Projects) and is now responsible for capital projects, space utilisation, and environmental performance, in accordance with the Estates Strategy. Ian has over 20 years of experience in both Building Management and Project Management within the NHS and Higher Education sectors.

Ian has overall responsibility for sustainability reporting the Chief Operating Officer within the Executive Team.

Tel: 0121 204 4326                 Email:  i.r.oldacre@aston.ac.uk                    Location: MB723   


Adrian Owen

Adrian Owen, Deputy Director of Estates

Adrian Owen started at Aston University in June 2008 as Resource Manager having spent the first twenty years of his career doing various finance roles within the private sector. The role is very diverse but amongst Adrian’s main responsibilities are setting and controlling the Estates and Capital Development budgets and Campus Services along with Systems and Process improvements.

Tel:  0121 204 4281             Email: a.owen@aston.ac.uk             Location: MB723


Claire Evans

Claire Evans, Head of Space Strategy &  Refurbishments

Claire started work at Aston in June 2007 moving from a role of Space Planner at another University. Claire oversees the strategic space planning function which includes space allocation and the development of the Space Masterplan.

Tel: 0121 204 4351            Email: c.l.evans@aston.ac.uk           Location: MB723