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NHS Property Services welcomes two new Non-Executive Directors

by Alex Cameron

NHS Property Services has appointed two new Non-Executive Directors.

Jane Kennedy, former Chief Operating Officer and HR Director of Just Group and Partnership Assurance Services, and David Godden, former Chief Operating Officer at LandSecuritiesTrillum and Group Client Director at Telereal Trillium,  join the board today, 26 July 2018.

Jane Kennedy brings a wealth of experience leading high-performing operational divisions in the financial services sector.

Jane Kennedy

Her experience includes a wide range of product areas including Head of Customer Service roles at Saga Services, Colonial Mutual Life Assurance, GHL Group and Barclays Retail mortgages. She was also Head of Inforce Business at Scottish Widows Life and Pensions and is a serving trustee of Age UK (Hythe and Lyminge).

Jane said: “I’m delighted to be joining NHS Property Services at this exciting time in its development. I fully support the company’s focus on developing its people and delivering high quality and flexible customer services to meet the ever-changing needs of the NHS – and I’m looking forward to bringing my knowledge and experience in these important areas to the Board.”

David Godden brings wide ranging strategic and operational leadership skills and has a track record of developing integrated property and FM solutions and strong stakeholder relationships.

David Godden

His previous senior positions also include Operations Director at Johnson Controls Ltd, and he has worked in international business, including for BAE Systems in Australia and the UK. He is currently a Trustee Director of Power to Change, an organisation which is seeking to build a movement of community-run businesses across England, and is Chair of Metropolitan Housing Association’s in-house maintenance subsidiary.

David said: “I am committed to achieving high quality FM service delivery and excellent client relationships. I am a strong believer in the power of a clear vision and values to inspire and unite organisations. NHS Property Services has made strong progress in both these areas and I look forward to using my experience to help the company deliver its ambitious strategy in these key areas.”

Ian Ellis, Chairman of NHS Property Services, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Jane and David to the Board and I know they will bring an increased focus to our Customer Service and FM operations. They have a wealth of experience that will be invaluable to NHS Property Services as it strives to offer the best property and facilities management expertise to help the NHS transform its services.

“I would also like to thank our departing non-executives Chris Kane and Neil Sachdev for having provided great insight and forward thinking to the business during their term of office.”

Elaine Hewitt, Chief Executive Officer, said: “As we move into the next phase of delivery of our strategy I am looking forward to working with Jane and David in the development of our business plans to deliver for our customers and shareholder.”