The DPRTE Keynote Arena is one of the focal points within the event, providing all visitors with a rare opportunity to hear from leading personnel from organisations such as the Ministry of Defence, academia and the wider industry network.
High-profile speakers will present on a range of topical and critical subjects that are defining the future of defence procurement, in addition to delivering against today’s current marketplace initiatives and objectives.
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Jeremy Quin MP
Joanne Thompson is one of 3 Crown Representatives working within MOD and with assigned strategic suppliers to improve delivery outcomes, develop commercial understanding, enhance cross government relationships and encourage effective innovation.
Joanne was previously a senior executive of a number of global technology businesses, delivering significant business change and major IT and manufacturing programmes worldwide. Her experience includes the establishment and management of global supply chains in support of major contracts, and extensive experience of contract negotiation and change.
As a non-executive, she currently sits on the board of the Churchill Fellowship and is Chair of Magic Breakfast UK. Joanne is an alumnus of Cranfield Business School (MBA) and holds a BA(Hons) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Lancaster.
Property professional with 30 years’ experience of delivering estates services and operations, complex capital projects, acquisitions and disposals.
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Master’s Degree Business and Public Sector Strategy. Major Project Leadership Academy Said Business School Oxford University
Started career delivering estates services including rural, urban and overseas estate management in Catterick, London and Gibraltar. Subsequently undertaken a range of infrastructure roles such as Head of Estates Information Technology, writing and implementing the MOD’s first Estate Strategy and leading on Estate Policy and Strategy. Led on introducing Sustainable Operations on the Government Estate. 2010 took up the post of Head of Operations North in Defence Estates responsible for the delivery of land management, maintenance and construction projects across MOD estate. Then developed DIO’s Enhanced Operating Model, moving on to manage the resulting transformation programme. Appointed as turnaround Programme Director for the Army Basing Programme.
- UK Built Estate Management (591 FTE posts). c.33,633 assets and associated contracts. Annually £197M core contract HFM services c. £450M Hard FM injected works services c.£204M Soft FM services across 303 sites UK-wide. Organised into 4 regional teams in SNI, Central, SE and SW.
- UK Defence Training Estate Management (303 FTE posts). c.9000 assets across 173 sites over 150,000 Ha (plus 125,000 leased). Annual core contract costs of c.£81M for Hard and Soft FM delivery including feeding, accommodation, range bookings, targetry support, management of the rural training estate and tenanted estates and c.£65M Hard FM injected works services; and providing a safe place to train.
- Overseas Defence Training Estate Management (258.5 FTE posts). 2886 assets across 36 sites over 583,990 Ha; associated contracts, delivering c.£34M core contract Hard FM and c.£4M Soft FM services and c.£19M Hard FM injected works services annually; and providing a safe place to train.
- Overseas Built Estate (PJOBs and Far East) Management (125 FTE posts). Across 8 countries comprising c.8103 assets and associated contracts, delivering c.£59M core contract Hard FM services, c.£73M Hard FM injected works services, and c.£26M Soft FM services annually.
- USVF Estate Management (145 FTE posts). 4503 assets and associated contracts. Delivering £52M core contract Hard FM services, £51.9M Hard FM injected works services annually.
- Utility Management UK and Overseas (42 FTE posts). Centralised administration of UK and Overseas utility contracts, bill payments, recoveries and provision of consumption data and forecasting. Management of 27 contracts, £265M budget and 132,000 bills processed annually.