Rothamsted Andrew May



Director of Estates and Scientific Support

Director of Estates and Scientific Support



Andrew joined Rothamsted in January 2019 as Director of Estates & Scientific Support.  Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor, a member of the Institute of Directors and has over 20 years post qualification experience of the built environment.


Andrew’s experience includes development, capital projects, property acquisition and disposals, asset management, PFI/PPP, structured finance, facilities management and operations, residential management and hospitality.


Prior to joining Rothamsted Andrew was Development Director at LocatED (a Government owned property company) and prior to that Andrew was an executive member of the University of Hertfordshire, Chairman of the University’s property company and Bio Science cluster and Director of Estates and Hospitality and the architect behind their sector leading 2020 Estates Vision.


Prior to joining the University Andrew played a key role in the acquisition and development of UPP, the UK’s leading provider of campus based University accommodation and estate management services, with an asset base exceeding £600m.  Before UPP, Andrew was a founder member of an asset management business managing in excess of £4bn of property assets and behind a PFI start up, latterly sold to Norwich Union.


Andrew is a previous Executive member of AUDE (Association University Director of Estates) and takes a keen interest in estates and education.




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