12 July 2018, National

Key appointment strengthen CHP’s Commercial Team

Community Health Partnerships (CHP) have appointed Helen Davis as the new Regional Health Infrastructure Companies (RHIC) Programme Director.

Helen has already had a critical role in the work up to date in her role as Head of Health at Arcadis. 

She has over 30 years’ experience working with the NHS, with the majority of those spent working on all stages of the estates and capital investment across primary, community and acute estates, including taking 30 privately funded schemes through to financial close. 

The appointment further boosts CHP’s commercial team.  The company’s new Chief Commercial Officer, Malcolm Twite, has recently joined CHP from the Department for Transport.

“CHP is delighted to welcome both Helen and Malcolm to the commercial team,” said CHP’s Chief Executive Dr Sue O’Connell.  “Their appointments equip us to be at the forefront of estates transformation through public private partnerships both now and into the future.”

RHICs, previously known as Project Phoenix, will form a new public private partnership model once it is approved by the Department of Health and Social Care and Her Majesty’s Treasury.

RHICs will complement the existing LIFT (Local Improvement Finance Trust) programme.  Under LIFT, 342 schemes have been delivered by 49 Lift companies with almost 9 out of 10 projects in areas with above average health needs. More than 40 per cent of LIFT investment is in the 10 per cent most deprived areas of England.