Published date: 10 April 2024

NHS Property Services Chair to step down to return to Australia

NHS Property Services Chair Jane Hamilton is to step down following the end of her three-year term.

Having joined the Board in March 2021, Jane has decided that after 15 years working in the UK, now is the right time to return to her native Australia to be with her family. She has overseen the successful transformation of the organisation and with the end of her original three-year term as Chair, she now feels this is the right time to allow someone new to oversee the next exciting chapter for NHSPS.

“When I reflect on the last three years at NHSPS, I am filled with real pride in what we have achieved. We have truly transformed the organisation continuing to embed a culture that puts the customer at the heart of everything we do,” Jane said.

"A year on from that transformation programme, we now have an organisation that is ready and confident of taking the next exciting step in its journey with the brilliant expertise of its people and a newly developed 5-year business strategy. I know that I will be leaving behind a strong team in place with an exciting future, which I will continue to watch from afar.

“Having spent 15 brilliant years living and working in the UK, I am conscious that my family in Australia are growing up quickly and combined with the end of my three-year term as Chair, now feels like the right time to hand over the reins to someone new to take the organisation into its next new and exciting chapter.”

Ellie Mason, Shareholder Representative Director on the Board for the Department of Health and Social Care, commented, “I would like to thank Jane for the last three years of help and support she has brought to NHSPS. She has shown true passion and commitment to everything we are trying to achieve. We wish her the best for the future.”

Martin Steele, Chief Executive Officer for NHS Property Services said, “Jane has guided the business through a period of extraordinary change with a fundamental pivot to a customer centric operating model, a transformational organisational redesign, and the creation of a new business strategy. Her 30 years of experience in property and the government sector have also helped ensure focus on sustaining high levels of operational performance. I know how much she has missed her native Australia and in particular the pull of being with her grandchildren as they grow up. I would like to thank her for the guidance and advice she has provided to me personally and wish her all the very best and every success for the future.”

Jane will remain in post until the end of July 2024 while the recruitment for her replacement takes place.

 About NHSPS

NHS Property Services enables excellent patient care by acting as a trusted advisor to the NHS and by providing the best estate solutions. We manage 2,700 properties with 6,300 customers across England, which accounts for approximately 10% of the total NHS estate. Our properties range from listed buildings to new integrated care centres and include hospitals, GP practices and offices.