G4S Facilities Management appoints Phillip Thorne as new PFI Director22 November 2016
G4S Facilities Management (G4S FM), the leading FM business which is part of the £1.3bn G4S UK & Ireland Region, has appointed Phillip Thorne as PFI Director responsible for a number of its Private Finance Initiative (PFI) FM concessions.
As PFI director, Phillip will be a member of the FM executive committee, reporting directly to Managing Director Peter Jones. Phillip will be responsible for managing the multiple PFI contracts with schools in the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Greenwich, as well as in North Wiltshire. He will also oversee contracts at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Churchill Hospital in Oxford, as well as community and healthcare centres in London and Wolverhampton.
Peter Jones, Managing Director G4S FM UK&I said: “Having known Phillip for a number of years as a prominent member of the FM industry, I am assured his talent and proven business acumen will strengthen our highly skilled senior management team. His key role will be to continue to drive excellence and improved delivery of hard and soft FM services across the PFI customer base”.
Phillip has extensive private and public sector FM experience across the UK, EMEA and Eastern European markets, notably in the banking, telecoms and infrastructure environments.
Qualifying as a Chartered Building Surveyor, his first FM role took him to Russia in 1995, working for commercial real estate services firm DTZ, managing their St Petersburg Office consultancy and FM business. Returning to the UK, he spent 11 years leading outsourced high profile public sector FM contracts for the Metropolitan Police, BT and DEFRA. Recently, he led key outsourced FM managing agent service contracts across EMEA providing services to both American Express and the Bank of New York Mellon.
Commenting on his appointment, Phillip said: “I am excited to have the opportunity to join the G4S FM senior management team and have the opportunity to enhance the value of our services to key public sector clients in the education and healthcare sectors in the UK.”
G4S is the leading global, integrated security company, specialising in the provision of security services and solutions to customers. Our mission is to create material, sustainable value for our customers and shareholders by being the supply partner of choice in all of our markets.
G4S is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S is active in over 100 countries and has 611,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com.