Montagu Evans has appointed Jenny Rydon (nee Green) as head of its 18-strong healthcare team. Previously at Arcadis, where she was a Director and Sector Leader for Healthcare, Jenny joins Montagu Evans as a Partner and will be part of the firm’s public sector consultancy team leadership.
Montagu Evans’ healthcare team brings together specialists from the firm’s development consultancy, planning, valuation, lease advisory and rating teams. It has generated £70 million of capital receipts from NHS land disposals over the last year and helped bring forward over 1,000 new homes on surplus land over 2018/19.
Jenny undertook a number of roles directly with the NHS in the Midlands before joining private practice, including as a Service Manager in Trauma and Orthopaedics and a Strategy and Redesign Manager for urgent care and sexual health services.
She has since focussed on built asset consultancy and business transformation, leading a 30-strong team in developing and delivering capital projects and real estate strategies for the healthcare sector, local authorities and central government – large-scale programmes of work that balance quality, operational and financial objectives in complex public sector stakeholder environments.
At Montagu Evans, she will head up the wider healthcare team building on the excellent track record the team has achieved to date. She will focus on identifying opportunities across the sector, primarily around planning and development consultancy and linking with wider architectural, legal, clinical and supporting services to provide a holistic offering to our clients.
Gary Howes, Partner at Montagu Evans and head of its Development and Valuation Consultancy team said:
“The NHS is a very important client and we work across a wide range of disciplines to add value to its estate. In the last two years we have undertaken valuations for £20 billion of public sector property assets, successfully re-tendered the NHS Property Services valuation mandate for a further five years and secured £5 million in rates savings for NHS clients during the last financial year.
“We see a significant opportunity to further benefit the NHS and wider health sector, through maximising links with our 100-strong local authority client base who are increasingly seeking to collaborate in order to ensure the public sector estate is well utilised, fit for purpose and enables effective delivery of care pathways. From housing providers to institutions, there is a clear opportunity to join up resources and create efficiencies to unlock some very challenging funding situations.
“Here Jenny, as a public sector specialist, will lead our health sector strategy and work with estates professionals, private sector funders and healthcare leaders to develop large scale programmes in the planning and development arena that will unlock value, drive efficiency across the health estate and enable our clients to achieve their overarching clinical and business objectives.”