The Government Property Agency (GPA) has appointed Yvette Greener as client director and Clive Anderson as director of capital projects as it continues to bolster its senior team.
The GPA is an executive agency of the Cabinet Office formed in 2018. It is responsible for delivering the government’s property agenda across its office and warehouse portfolios and provides guidance on workplace services including design, technology, sustainability, and the customer experience.
Last November the GPA announced that it was recruiting for more than 100 roles to support the delivery of its essential role as part of key government initiatives – such as its levelling-up agenda and Net Zero initiative. The GPA also manages more than 880,000 square metres of offices in all parts of the UK on behalf of Government departments.
Greener joins on a 12-month loan secondment from HM Revenue and Customs. She specialises in operational delivery and business transformation and has gained experience in several government departments – including HMRC, where she was the programme director of its Border Infrastructure Programme. Before this, she led HMRC's strategic workforce planning and stakeholder engagement for the department’s move to 13 regional centres as Phase 1 of the Government Hubs Programme. In her new role, she will champion the client’s voice within the GPA.
Clive Anderson has 30 years of experience in the industry and has experience in delivering for commercial clients – latterly within the Department of Work and Pensions. He has led complex, large-scale infrastructure and property development programmes in the UK and overseas. He will drive forward GPA’s delivery of the Government Hubs and Whitehall Campus Programmes, as well as lead its design standards to deliver a smaller but greener public estate.
Steven Boyd, GPA CEO, said: “As the delivery body for the government’s office portfolio, we have a huge role in many crucial initiatives, and these appointments will be key to our success. Yvette's strategic client expertise and exceptional transformation experience will really strengthen our senior team. Clive’s experience in overseeing and delivering complex industry-leading capital projects will be invaluable to us as the Government Hubs Programme gathers momentum. I am delighted to welcome them both. We will continue to seek out the best talent in both private and public sectors as we build our team.”
Greener added: “This is such an important time as we continue to grow as an organisation. We represent the best covenant in the UK – Her Majesty’s Government – and we are providing industry-leading services and solutions for our clients and customers. I look forward to playing my role in creating ever greater places to work for the UK’s civil servants.”
Anderson commented: “It draws upon all my skills and experience to deliver perhaps the most significant office development and transformation programme in the UK. It also offers the chance to undertake a career-defining role supporting growth across the UK through investment in a sustainable and value-for-money Government estate.”
In addition to the Government’s Hubs Programme, the GPA has a crucial role in Civil Service reform and the government’s Net Zero initiative. The GPA pioneers best practice as it offers guidance and leads by example in delivering sustainability across the government’s office portfolio.
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