Government Property Agency appoints new chief executive

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HMRC estates director, Steven Boyd, has been appointed as the new chief executive officer for the Government Property Agency

Steven Boyd will start his role on 10 June. He is currently estates director for HMRC, where he has overseen the transformation of HMRC’s estate, leading phase one of the Government Hubs Programme. Before joining HMRC, Steven served in the Royal Engineers delivering property solutions in the UK and overseas, retiring as the Army’s director of Infrastructure.

Steven will join the GPA a year after its creation. Mike Parsons, the current interim CEO, will continue in the role of director general, Government Property at the Cabinet Office.

The GPA is an executive agency of the Cabinet Office, providing professional property asset management services across the government’s general purpose estate for all departments and their arms-length bodies. Its mission is to create great places to work for civil servants to deliver excellent public services.

GPA aims to drive greater value by delivering best in class workplace solutions, a more commercial approach to property and improved facilities management standards.

Minister for Implementation, Oliver Dowden, said: “The Government Property Agency’s agenda is vital to delivering value for the taxpayer, providing great workplaces from which to deliver excellent public services and improving efficiency.

“I’m delighted to welcome Steven to the GPA. Having been instrumental in delivering the first phase of the Government Hubs programme for HMRC, Steven is strongly placed to continue the transformation of the government estate to drive even greater value.”

Steven Boyd added: “I am very much looking forward to joining the GPA team. Whilst it is still in its early days, the GPA is an organisation with lots of potential to make a real difference by transforming the government’s estate, providing a first class service to government departments, and delivering great places to work for civil servants.”

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