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Gary Naylor

Managing Director

Gary joined gbp in 2018, following
the contract award to manage a number of former Community Solutions NHS LIFT Companies.


​Gary has been involved in investment related (PPP / PFI) business since the outset of the NHS LIFT initiative in 2001, in joint venture consortia formed to bid for healthcare / education / blue light schemes and acting as Special Purpose Vehicle General Manager for Investors and Management Service Companies in the subsequent delivery and operational management of such schemes.

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Abdul Hamid

Deputy Managing Director

Abdul joined gbp in 2021 and manages a team of Estates Managers looking after a portfolio of over 85 facilities with a Capital Value in excess of £1bn.

Having started life as a pharmacist, Abdul has an excellent grasp and a natural flair for the design, mobilisation and management of NHS healthcare facilities. Abdul’s experience in Infrastructure Asset Management has been proven over a number of years as a Board director on numerous SPV Project Companies, in providing advice to shareholder investors, carrying out due diligence, project appraisal and commercial negotiations.

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Francesca Kavanagh

Head of Management Services

Francesca joined gbp in 2023 as part of the partnership with Foresight to deliver management services to the Hub West Scotland Project Co’s. Over the course of fifteen years, Francesca has been involved in over eighty PPP and DBFM facilities across Scotland in both healthcare and education sectors.

Francesca’s expertise in Facilities Management and contract management have orchestrated successful working relationships with a range of partners whilst optimizing operational efficiency.

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James Lloyd

Finance Director and
Deputy CEO

James joined gbp in 2013 and is a fully qualified CGMA (CIMA) accountant. James is Deputy CEO and leads the finance team, who successfully deliver our finance obligations under our management service contracts, and also manage the finances for our consultancy and development teams. James and his finance team deliver our contracts to a high standard, which combined with the great work from other teams, led to the successful bid to bring in seven new NHS LIFT contracts in 2018.

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Myles McQuade

Technical Services Director

Myles joined gbpartnerships in 2016, his role focuses on ensuring that all aspects of estates project delivery, compliance & monitoring meets legal and contractual standards. He has extensive technical, contractual, legal, and commercial expertise, especially on complex PFI/PPP payment mechanism arrangements.

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Wendy Spencer 
Business Support and Quality Director

Wendy has been with the gbp business for over 15 years and is a member of the Executive Team, working closely with the Chair, CEO and Directors across the group. 

As Quality Director, Wendy ensures the highest levels of quality and service and has secured ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 accreditations for the group of companies. In 2019 she established the gbpartnerships foundation and continues to oversee its work.

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Hugh Robinson

Business Development Director

Hugh has over 15 years’ experience of structuring proposals for projects utilising Public Private Partnership (PPP), private finance and joint ventures models. Hugh has created successful solutions for clients and partners across a wide range of sectors, with his projects ultimately delivering new health buildings, housing, schools, civic offices and a host of other social infrastructure.

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