04 April 2013,

CHP announce appointment of four Corporate Property Managers

Community Health Partnerships (CHP) is pleased to confirm the appointment of the team of four Corporate Property Managers as part of the organisation's changing national role.

From 1 April, CHP took over PCTs’ responsibilities in the Local Initiative Finance Trust (LIFT) programme and for the LIFT estate, which includes the role of Head Tenant for
the NHS LIFT buildings across England.  As a result a new Property Management team has been formed led by Neil McElduff, CHPs’ Director lead for Property.

The Corporate Property Managers are the first appointments to this new Property team and each will cover one of four regional areas, holding overall responsibility for Property Management Services within that region and working as part of their respective CHP Regional Team. 

The appointments are as follows:

  • Lesley McGregor          Region: North (East)
    Lesley joins CHP from international facilities management (FM) company OCS, and brings with her over 10 years’ experience in senior FM roles.
  • Gavin Hindley              Region: London
    Gavin is a Chartered Surveyor and has spent a number of years working in Estates & Facilities Management and has extensive experience of LIFT.  He joins CHP from Community Solutions, a market leading company specialising in the development and strategic management of estate.
  • Ann-Marie Grant         Region: North (West)
    Ann-Marie has worked within the NHS since 1993 most recently as Head of Estates Development for the North Essex Cluster of PCTs. Ann-Marie brings with her a wide range of estates, facilities, PFI and LIFT experience.
  • Riana Relihan              Region: Midlands
    Riana joins CHP from Oxfordshire PCT where she has worked in various roles since 2002, most recently as Project Director and Head of Capital & Estates. Riana has 10 years’ senior management experience, including LIFT and 3PD.

Neil McElduff commented on the appointments: “This is a very exciting time for CHP. The changing NHS landscape means these new appointments will be instrumental in driving improvements in the management of estates through better use and contract management, reducing costs and contributing to wider Quality, Innovation, Prevention and Productivity (QIPP) savings.”

The Property Managers will work with a range of local partners to provide a safe, efficient, high quality and well maintained LIFT estate, for the benefit of patients, staff and other service users across the their respective region.

To find out more about CHPs Property role click here.