Consultant Capita Symonds managing director Jonathan Goring is moving across to full time to head the firm’s defence joint venture with URS and PA Consulting.
The joint venture is one of three remaining shortlisted bidders to become the strategic business partner for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).
DIO is part of the Ministry of Defence and manages its property and services portfolio. MOD has been in negotiations with the three shortlisted firms since May 2012 as it seeks ways to use private sector expertise and provide savings.
Each of the joint ventures requires a full time head as the negotiations enter a critical stage. MOD expects to make its preferred bidder in the summer.
Capita Symonds chief operating officer Graham Cowley will take over managing the firm in Goring’s absence.
- Property firm Telereal Trillium, accountant KPMG, programme management firm Mace;
- Service provider Serco, real estate firm DTZ, US global contractor Bechtel;
- Consultants Capita and URS, IT and management firm PA Consulting