30 July 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
NHS Property Services has appointed two new non-executive directors - Jane Kennedy, former COO and HR director of Just Group and Partnership Assurance Services, and David Godden, ex-COO at LandSecuritiesTrillum and group client director at Telereal Trillium.
Kennedy brings a wealth of experience leading high-performing operational divisions in the financial services sector, said the government-owned company.
Godden adds strategic and operational leadership skills and a track record of developing integrated property and FM solutions and strong stakeholder relationships. His previous senior positions include operations director at Johnson Controls Ltd, and roles in international business, including for BAE Systems in Australia and the UK. He is currently a trustee director of Power to Change, an organisation seeking to build a movement of community-run businesses across England, and is chair of Metropolitan Housing Association's in-house maintenance subsidiary.
Godden 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."
Kennedy has worked in head-of-customer service roles at Saga Services, Colonial Mutual Life Assurance, GHL Group and Barclays Retail mortgages. She was also head of in-force business at Scottish Widows Life and Pensions and is a serving trustee of Age UK (Hythe and Lyminge).
Kennedy said: "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."
Ian Ellis, chairman of NHS Property Services, said: "David and Jane 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."