Tuesday 20th November, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA

Plenary speakers

Conference Chair: Dave Sweeney, Executive Implementation Lead, Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership
John Westwood, Director of Asset Management, NHS Property Services

Mark Day, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Community Health Partnerships


Natasha Kerrigan, Strategic Estates Planning Director, NHS Improvement 

Howard Williams, Partner, Montagu Evans

Howard specialises in providing development consultancy and agency advice for a Public Sector client base.

Howard’s strengths focuses on helping his clients through complex development scenarios from project inception through to cash in the bank. The aim of his work is often to help make cost savings on aged estate and using his client’s real estate as a business enabler to streamline their operational strategies to help fund new fit for purpose buildings. At the same time he is also involved in helping his clients to enhance the value of disused real estate to secure best value for the Public Purse. Howard therefore is often involved with the development of estate strategies and identifying opportunities which are then prepared and taken to the market. This also means that Howard is often involved with the development of Outline and Full Business Cases which go to the Treasury to justify the rationale on how a project can be delivered.

In addition to the bigger picture strategy work, he is also very focussed on the detail as this where in development scenarios value can be gained. Howard is adept at providing advice on S106 negotiations as well as issues relating restrictive covenants and defects in title which impact on the value of real estate.

Work session speakers

Farida Ahmed, Strategic Estates Adviser North West, NHS Improvement
Anne Batanero, Partner, DAC Beachcroft

Anne Batanero advises public sector clients, primarily NHS bodies, on a range of property matters.  She brings to her public sector clients her experience of commercial property work for commercial clients, ranging from major development work to the acquisition and disposal of properties for national retail chains.

Anne and her team were heavily involved in the NHS surplus property PPP and the NHS Agenda for Change Transforming Community Services programme and Anne has spent time on secondment at NHS England managing the rationalisation of the NHS learning disability grant funding portfolio.  

Her team is currently busy rolling out asset management and service charge framework efficiency programmes in a number of teaching hospitals across England and exploring innovative structures to harness the value in the estate to support the delivery of health services.

David Baughan, National Property and Programme Manager, Public Health England
Helen Buckingham, Director of Strategy and Operations, Nuffield Trust
Paul Burley, Partner, Montagu Evans

Paul has a strong track record of working with clients to secure planning permissions for site development. He advises on a wide range of development projects including large, complex mixed-use schemes, and the promotion of significant housing developments through the local plan process.  He has a particular interest in public inquiries in relation to major planning applications, CPOs, TWAOs and local development plans.

Paul has advised Barts Health NHS Trust on its Whitechapel Development Programme, helping to ensure that the Trust’s interests are maintained in relation to the land and that the best value of the assets are realised either through disposal or longer-term development with an income stream while respecting the historic nature of the buildings. He leads the team giving advice to South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust in relation to a major estate reconfigurations involving Springfield, Tolworth, Barnes and Richmond Royal Hospitals, including the construction of two new hospitals funded through land sales and development. Other work includes a project for the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust at Chase Farm Hospital to bring about the transformation of this London Borough of Enfield site.

Ronan Gallagher, Head of PAM Accounts, Knight Frank
Graeme Haigh, President of ACES and Senior Property Manager, Isle of Wight Council
Adrian Powell, Head of Property Development. NHS Property Services
Andrea Proudlock, Legal Director, DAC Beachcroft

Andrea is a real estate lawyer in our Newcastle office. She specialises in public sector real estate work and leads our real estate offering to NHS Trusts across the North of England.

Andrea's recent experience includes:

    Advising on the development of outsourcing products to the NHS in order to drive efficiencies savings and help her clients stay ahead of the curve;
    The development of clinical services within private sector retail space;
    Advising on one of the first leases of Urgent Care Space to a private provider.

Andrea has a keen commercial understanding of the major drivers within real estate in the Health sector.  

Andrea regularly writes articles and gives talks on real estate issues within the NHS and wider public sector.

Andrea joined DAC Beachcroft in May 2012.

Chris Rhodes, Head of Asset Management, London Borough of Sutton
Oliver Salway, Director, Softroom
Stephen Slemmings, Head of Corporate Asset Managment, Knight Frank
Laura Stamboulieh, Senior Director, Strategic Advisory, GVA
George Taylor, Associate, DAC Beachcroft
Julie Whetton, Head of Property Management, NHS Property Services
Peter Woodley BSc Hons MRICS, Director, Public Sector Advisory, GVA

Peter is a Director within GVA’s Public Sector Strategic Advisory team. He has over 35 years’ experience working within property, including 22 years within the public sector – both as an advisor and also as a senior officer within local government.

Peter has a long track record within the health sector and has been involved in a range of innovative health and well-being projects, the earliest of which comprised the Epsom Library & Lifestyle Centre, in Surrey. He was a leading advocate for the Minehead “New Horizons” Centre, trying to bring together a new hospital, education and leisure facilities to promote healthy lifestyles and was one of the driving forces behind bringing together West Somerset District Council, Somerset County Council and the Somerset PCT to deliver the component parts. He also developed a range of Sure Start Centres across West Somerset around this time, linking Children Centres with other multi-disciplinary services, including mid-wifery, GP’s, health visitors and Dental Services, as part of the government’s drive to delivery better opportunities for families.

More recently, Peter has been heavily involved in the One Public Estate initiative and with Plymouth City Council, he helped to secure several millions of pounds in revenue and capital funding across a range of Health & Well-Being. He has developed an excellent insight into the NHS Transformation Agenda and having worked closely with Primary, Secondary & Community Care, Social Services & Social Commissioning, NHSE, NHSi and CHP, has provided input into the development of STP’s and other strategic planning for health care and delivery across the UK.

His 35 years in property has enabled the development of a broad range of disciplines, including construction and development, planning, economic development, agency, asset management, business planning and investment.

Peter’s recent and past track record of client and partner relationships includes:
-Plymouth City Council
-Devon CCG
-NHS Property Services
- NHS England
- Livewell South West
- Community Health Partnerships
- West Somerset District Council
- Former Somerset PCT
- South Somerset District Council
- Cambridge Community Services NHS Trust
- Beacon Medical Group
- Pathfields Medical Practice
- Bedford Borough Council
- Bedfordshire CCG
- Plympton Hub CVS & Home Start
- Barnardo’s


Please note agenda, speakers and times are subject to change