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Schools agency snaps up senior Boots FM

22 February 2012

Mike Green, head of property maintenance at Alliance Boots Property, is moving to the Department for Education as director of capital for the new Education Funding Agency (EFA).

Launching in April under the leadership of Peter Lauener, the EFA will be responsible for funding the education system for children and young adults up to 19 years olds, including management of the school and sixth form college estate.

It will be responsible for the allocation and distribution of around £50 billion of revenue and capital funding each year, as well as the delivery of capital investment in schools.

Green will be responsible for managing delivery of capital programmes, including the Priority School Building Programme and Academies.

The EFA's Capital Directorate is one of four directorates within the executive agency that takes over from Partnerships for Schools. It will combine the roles carried out by Partnerships for Schools (PfS) and the Young People's Learning Agency (YPLA) and some additional roles carried out within the Department for Education.

Green has been at Alliance Boots Property for 12 years, in the group property and procurement division and has been handling an estate of more than 3,000 buildings.

“Alliance Boots is very pleased for Mike and wishes him well in his new position,” a company spokesperson told FM World.

Green has lead and delivered large multi-site construction programmes for Boots and worked in areas including design, funding, procurement, development and after-care phases of estate programmes.

He also managed a major property transformation of the Boots estate following a merger with Alliance, with the project delivered ahead of schedule and significantly under budget. This involved leading a team drawn from across the two businesses to oversee a programme of re-branding existing premises and opening 1,000 new stores.

At the peak of activity, around 25 new stores opened each week. Mike was also involved in the delivery of the company's flagship £15 million Oxford Street store.

He has also developed and implemented a maintenance service for the Boots estate which, according to external benchmarking by consultants EC Harris, is now regarded as among the best in the sector, according to the EFA statement.

Before joining Boots in 2000, Mike worked for various civil engineering contractors including Mowlem, AF Budge and Thyssen.

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