Henry Gun-Why

Associate Consultant

h.gun-why@reading.ac.uk

Henry is an Estates and Facilities Services professional with over 35 years’ experience in the UK Higher Education Sector and Science Technology Facilities Council. Henry has developed and led high performing teams as Head of Design, Director of Estates and Facilities (University of Liverpool and University of Wolverhampton), Head of Estates (STFC) and more recently as an Estates and Facilities Consultant and Technical Advisor.

In the last 5 years, Henry has led the £210m Master Plan at UCLAN which is nearing completion; developed Infrastructure Development and Design Guides for the University of Edinburgh to support the £500m Master Plan; led the restructure of Estates and Facilities at Harper Adams University and completed rectification works to the Energy Centre. Overall, Henry has delivered capital programmes valued at more than £500m and been instrumental in the delivery of Carbon Emission Reduction and Heat Decarbonisation programmes, with significant ongoing utilities savings.

Henry has built a strong reputation for delivering complex capital projects and service improvements. He is highly effective and comfortable working with people at all levels within an organisation and developing a robust understanding of client user requirements. He is experienced at collaborating with private and public sector partners and employing a rigorous approach to technical and commercial detail. Henry’s expertise extends beyond straightforward programme management. It includes hearts, minds, aspirations and innovation, to enable project clarity, development of detailed briefs, selection of optimum options and routes to success, management of risk, and delivery of customer-focused solutions.

Henry is a Chartered Engineer, with additional qualifications in Electrical Engineering and Business Management, and an MSc in Project Management from the University of Reading. In 2019, Henry was the proud recipient of the Association of University Directors of Estates – Long Term Contribution Award.

Henry is a member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (currently a serving committee member) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers. He is a past Chairman of the Association of University Engineers, past West Midlands AUDE Regional Chair and past Chairman of the AUDE Learning and Development Group.