Government’s new Chief Property Officer annoucned

The Cabinet Office has announced that Janet Young, who has worked across three Whitehall departments, will be the government’s Chief Property Officer.

Young will lead the property profession across government, and will focus on improving capability and increasing capacity to deliver the Government Estates Strategy. Reporting to Mike Parsons the Director General for Government Property, she will also be responsible for developing clear standards and a professional community for the property function.

Prior to rejoining central government, Young was the Director of Global Estates at the British Council and Director of Estates at the Ministry of Justice.

The confirmation of Young comes at a times when a number of reforms are being introduced, namely the Government Property Unit being split into the Government Property Agency (GPA) and the Office of Government Property (OGP). The GPA will oversee the management of central government property, while the OGP will provide support to government and wider public sector to manage their estate more efficiently and effectively. Read more here

If you would like to know more about the future priorities of the Office of Government Property, please visit the Public Sector Show where you can speak with them at their stand H17. Register here to find out more