John Westwood

Director of Asset Management

In John’s five years at NHS Property Services he has helped to build a cross functional Strategic Asset Management expertise in the business, helping us to better support our customers in getting the most out of the NHS estate.

John brings to the role of Director of Asset Management more than 25 years’ experience in corporate real estate and has worked across several organisations within the pharmaceutical, technology and financial services sectors. He joined NHSPS from Devonshire Investors International (Fidelity), and before this he held senior roles at Pfizer, Citigroup, BT and DTZ, gaining a strong track record of successfully delivering major asset programmes.

His experience includes the divestment and acquisition of commercial and R&D real estate, cost reduction consolidation strategies, process development and improvement programmes, and workplace transformation initiatives across the globe.

Key achievements during his time at NHSPS include:

  • Launching NHS Open Space – enabling the flexible booking of sessional NHS space – now live in 60 sites across the country and enabling 300,000+ hours of vital patient service delivery.
  • Raising almost £400 million for the NHS through the disposal of surplus properties, putting land back to good use including the enablement of 6,600 housing units.
  • Investing over £500 million in the NHS estate, unlocked through strategic estate planning and enabling more modern and fit for purpose environments to deliver excellent patient care.