Kate Richardson, Head of National Office Programme

Head of National Office Programme

Kate is a Chartered Surveyor and has been part of the NHS Property Services Asset Management team for six years.

Kate leads the National Office Programme which focusses on identifying opportunities for cost savings and reduction in non-clinical space, using new ways of working as the impetus for customers who enjoy both operational benefits and improved working environments for staff through these projects. She also manages key customer relationships and leads on new business opportunities for consultancy and office estate projects. 

A key focus for her team is supporting the implementation of smarter working - both within NHSPS and amongst our customers. Within NHSPS they have accelerated and formalised our smarter working policy during the pandemic, building a more agile workforce to better serve our customers. And in each customer office project, the team aims to create working environments that enable smarter working and boost NHS staff productivity, collaboration and wellbeing. 

During her time at NHSPS, Kate has overseen the delivery of £120 million in savings for the NHS through office rationalisation, and in 2020/21 alone her team's work has supported 4,200 NHS staff.