What governs an excellent public sector partnership?
Andy Mills, Sector Director for Central Government at Equans UK & Ireland, recently delivered a plenary speech at the Government Property Strategy 2023 event by Public Sector Connect.
Andy reflected on his extensive experience of working within the civil service, including seven years as the Chief Property Officer for the Ministry of Justice, to share his perspective on how collaboration between the public and private sectors, especially in sustainable facilities management (FM), can lead to mutually beneficial outcomes.
Across my many years working in public sector FM roles, I’ve seen countless press headlines focusing on public-private sector partnerships. What continually stands out to me is how the connection between government and the private sector plays such a pivotal role in supporting effective service delivery. Our relationships need to strike a balance between commercial efficiency and effective collaboration, maintaining the necessary governance while building robust and trusted connections that extend well beyond contractual obligations.