NPS Operations Director Daniella Barrow has pledged to help to ensure that ACES remains relevant to all members, when she officially begins her role as the organisation’s president today.
Daniella, who manages NPS Group’s office in Leeds, will also use her inaugural address during the ACES Annual Luncheon to emphasise the importance of the knowledge and experience that its members share.
ACES - the Association of Chief Estates Surveyors and Property Managers in the Public Sector - represents the professional heads of property and asset management services in local authorities throughout the UK. Membership also includes senior surveyors in the private sector.
Ahead of today’s event in London, Daniella said she is looking forward to taking on the role during what is a very complex period for the industry - with devolution, the housing shortage, public sector budget pressures and Brexit all pressing issues.
“As the ACES membership has evolved, so has the environment that we work in, therefore I want to reach out to both members and organisations that haven’t joined to see how we are able to provide the right supportive environment.” She explained.
“Property sits in a cyclical market and many of us have rode through the peaks and troughs in those cycles. However, public sector asset management has never been more challenging.”
Also at luncheon will be NPS Group Managing Director Mike Britch, who will deliver a response to Daniella’s speech. He has wished her well for the upcoming year.
“Daniella’s knowledge and enthusiasm for her profession, as well as her drive to continually look for improvement, makes her a real asset to NPS Group, and certainly for ACES too.” He said.