NHS Property Services appoints new head of corporate responsibility
NHS Property Services has appointed sustainability expert Alison Davies as Head of Corporate Responsibility.
In her role, Davies will develop and lead delivery of the organisation’s corporate social responsibility strategy. This includes establishing a programme that creates more spaces to support social prescribing, whereby people can benefit from non-clinical, local services, provided by community and voluntary sector organisations, that improve patient health and wellbeing.
Davies joins NHSPS from international built environment consultancy Turner & Townsend, where she was Head of Corporate Responsibility. Whilst at Turner & Townsend, Alison created and embedded a leading responsible business strategy across the consultant’s global business, which was aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Prior to her role at Turner and Townsend, Davies managed global sustainability reporting and communications at JLL, helped Unilever to assess sustainability in supply chains and led a waste and recycling programme in local government at Daventry District Council.
Davies’ appointment follows the arrival of Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Rhea Horlock from the Royal Mail earlier in 2019. Since joining NHSPS, Rhea has been named as one of Edie’s 30 under 30 talented young sustainability and energy professionals.
Davies says: “NHS Property Services has an important purpose – helping the NHS to transform to enable excellent patient care. I’m very much looking forward to bringing together my experience in the property sector and corporate responsibility and applying it to a social purpose that I am passionate about.
“We are developing an ambitious corporate responsibility agenda at NHS Property Services that connects everything we do back to how we add value to the NHS and society at large. I’m particularly keen to grow NHSPS’ work on social prescribing and to take a leading role in creating spaces to support wellbeing in our local communities.”
Deborah Prince, Director of Customer Services and Communications at NHSPS, says: “Alison’s strong track record and passion for creating a more sustainable world are a perfect fit for what we are trying to achieve at NHS Property Services. We’re delighted to have her lead our growing and ambitious corporate responsibility team as we seek to transform the NHS estate into a better, healthier and more sustainable place for its people and patients.”