NHS Property Services, the company that will be responsible for ex-PCT estate not transferred to providers next year, has filled a number of senior roles.
At the top, Charles Howeson (pictured
) has been appointed non executive chairman and Simon Holden has been made chief executive.
Howeson has served as chairman for various organisations in the property and public sectors and was most recently vice-chair of NHS South of England, a role he stepped down from at the beginning of July.
Holden joins the NHS Property Services from NHS Cheshire, Warrington & Wirral where he was director of finance and deputy chief executive.
Regional director appointments have also been made: James Wakeham is regional director South; Tony Griffiths is regional director London; Martin Royal is regional director Midlands & East and Kathryn Berry is regional director North.
Other appointments include: Caroline Rassell to the post of finance director, Pam Chapman to director of asset management and Alan Farmer to head of HR. These three roles are on a secondment basis.
Commercial director at the Department of Health Peter Coates CBE said: “I am delighted to welcome all appointees to their new roles. Charles brings a wealth of experience to this post and will guide NHS PS towards meeting the organisational challenges of delivering estate management to the NHS.
“Simon and the rest of the team are highly experienced in managing property for the NHS and have a blend of skills ideally suited to taking this new venture forward.”