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David Simmons

David has extensive international experience working within Real Estate, Construction, Facilities Management and Procurement across several diverse industry sectors. Over a 30-year career he has had senior roles in Banking, Private Healthcare, Utilities and the Public Sector.

Currently he is the Global Group Head of Real Estate and Occupier Services for Centrica. He is working with C-Suite colleagues on significant, strategic property portfolio optimisation and associated cost reduction.

Previously David had Board level responsibility at Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest not for profit healthcare provider covering a portfolio of activities as Group Property Director for their 200 site, £1.3Bn property portfolio and Chief Procurement Officer.

Additionally, he was a member of the Operating Board, Chaired the Major Projects Steering and Investment Committee and a member of the Risk and Audit Committee.  He was responsible for numerous significant capital projects including the completion of a new private Hospital in Cambridge and steering the development of a new Private Patient Unit at Barts Hospital London.

At Barclays Bank he managed their extensive network of Investment, Corporate and Retail Banking sites driving significant cost savings, rationalisation and transformation across their global portfolio including multi £m transactions in London Canary Wharf, Manchester and further afield in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

David is married with two teenage daughters and divides his time between London and the South Coast.