Published date: 01 February 2024

NHSPS Appoints New Head of Hard FM Expertise

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has recently appointed Simon Knott as the Head of Hard FM Expertise.

Simon joined NHSPS in 2018, as the Principal Operations Compliance Manager in the Technical Compliance Team. This department is responsible for ensuring NHSPS’ portfolio remains compliant and fulfils all statutory and mandatory legal obligations.

Simon’s new role will involve leading the Hard Facilities Management Expertise team. He, and his team, will provide advice and expertise on technical standards, governance, infrastructure asset management, fire safety, reporting, and statutory inspections, in addition to supporting the organisation's regional delivery function.

The compliance expert held similar roles at Carillion and BT Facilities Services prior to joining NHSPS. In his new position, however, he will play an active role in supporting the health and property organisation’s hard FM strategy. 

“Hard facilities management services are one of NHSPS’ staple offerings, so I want to ensure that we support our customers through correct standards of property maintenance and in-house expertise. I’m excited to lead this customer focused team as we drive our philosophy of supporting the NHS in delivering excellent patient care,” Simon said.

Lucy Fitzhugh, Head of Delivery Strategy and Assurance for NHSPS, added: “Simon has been an integral leader in the Technical Compliance Team, and I’m delighted that he will now be part of NHSPS’ senior leadership team.”

She continued: “At NHSPS we follow a get, keep, grow talent culture, and Simon has embodied our values and fully supported our customers. I’m excited to see him thrive in his new position.”