Corporate Director Programmes and Projects
Howel Jones has overarching responsibility for all Local Partnerships’ programme and project delivery work for clients, including quality assurance. He has almost 20 years’ experience of supporting PPP/PFI projects and other investment programmes across a wide variety of sectors spanning the full project lifecycle, and establishing robust programme and project management frameworks.
Howel was previously responsible for all Local Partnerships activities in Wales, which encompassed the waste and renewable energy sectors. He supported the Welsh Government and local authority partnerships across Wales to procure food and residual waste treatment services, in a manner that satisfied the Welsh Government’s policy objectives, whilst providing value for money at both a programme and project level. This involved advising on programme affordability, funding and guidance, establishing the project approval and health-check regime, market building and shaping activities and providing commercial support to procuring authorities throughout the competitive dialogue process.
Howel is a qualified public sector accountant and a fluent Welsh speaker.
12:05 pm - 12:25 pm
Procurement & Implementation: delivering an energy efficient estate
Theatre: Assets and Estates Management
Identifying and procuring suppliers that can improve energy performance is important in the current financial and environmental climate. For this session, Jane Frank and Howel Jones will explain how the Re:Fit procurement initiative has enabled Cambridgeshire County Council to deliver a broad range of energy projects, that have:
- Generated substantial annual cost savings
- Improved the energy performance of buildings cutting CO2 emissions
- Improved the operational performance of buildings and comfort levels for staff
- Boosted local investment via procurement led local job creation