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Marie-Louise Gaile

Marie-Louise Gaile

Sustainability Manager, Ulster University

Marie-Louise Gaile

Marie-Louise is an Environmental and Health & Safety Practitioner with over 15 years’ experience in the development and implementation of Environmental and Safety Management Systems.


Prior to joining Ulster University as the Sustainability Manager Marie-Louise has held posts with cross-border businesses and local authorities, a large multi-sited UK and Ireland based Engineering and Environmental Consultancy firm and a Northern Ireland City Council.


In her current role as Sustainability Manager within Estates Department at Ulster University Marie-Louise is responsible for widening the sustainability agenda across the University’s four regional campuses. Central to making a big impact on the profile of sustainability at the University has been collaboration with Departments, Faculties and Students Union through a number of leadership and engagement initiatives.


Since taking up post in 2014 Marie-Louise has developed an Environmental Sustainability strategy and action plan, facilitated the University’s environmental governance meetings, launched the NUS Green Impact engagement scheme within the University, implemented the Warp It reuse management system and successfully achieved ISO14001 EMS certification within Estates and Procurement Departments as well as achieving Level 4 of the Sustainable Procurement Flexible Framework.


Under Marie-Louise’s guidance, Ulster University has developed and maintained an excellent performance profile, demonstrated by winning the Business in the Community Responsible Business Award for Environmental Leadership, being shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award and Education Ireland Award.