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Jo Hall Joins Capita Symonds

25 August 2011

Jo HallJo Hall has joined Capita Symonds’ Strategic Property & Workplace Projects team as Associate Director. 

She joins the company from the Estates Directorate at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) where she played an integral role in a major programme to rationalise the MoJ’s London estates by 70%. As Programme Manager within the Estates Transformation team, Jo was responsible for the relocation of the National Offenders Management Service from two freeholds buildings into other accommodation on 70% flexible working before preparing the freeholds for sale.

Jo, who has extensive experience in estates management, facilities management, project/programme management and change management, has worked with a range of clients across both the public and private sector. Her career started at Sainsbury’s Supermarket Group and was followed by roles with Marks & Spencer and the Legal Services Commission, where she was Head of Estates responsible for an annual budget of £11.5m and 13 staff.

Capita Symonds’ Strategic Property & Workplace Projects team – part of the Consulting team in the company’s Real Estate Division – develops and implements innovative workplace environments for clients including the BBC.

David George, Director, Strategic Property & Workplace Projects, Capita Symonds, said: “This is a key appointment for us, as it will enable us to cope with an upsurge in demand for our services – particularly across the government estate. Jo specialises in working with organisations to create, define, develop and deliver workplace strategies that are closely aligned with business objectives. She has a successful track record of projects that deliver real behavioural impacts as well as rationalising space to meet a business’s strategic needs.”