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Mace appoints new director to spearhead its Construct healthcare offer

Mace, the global construction and consultancy company, has appointed Michele Wheeler, a qualified nurse with extensive construction project management and healthcare delivery experience, as its new Healthcare Director for Construct to spearhead its healthcare offer and drive Mace’s strategic growth plans.

Michele joins Mace from the St Helena Government where she was the Portfolio Director for Health and Social Care and was responsible for managing the island’s largest portfolio, overseeing health and social care services.  

Prior to that Michele was Executive Director for Healthcare across Asia and the Pacific for AECOM. During her extensive career she has worked in a range of healthcare provider and commissioner organisations working across acute, primary care and mental health services including Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, where she was Director of Redevelopment as well as operating at policy level for the Department of Health and Social Care. 

At Mace, Michele will work closely alongside Construction Director Nick Abbey and the public sector team to support the development of the Mace Construct healthcare offer including the New Hospitals Programme as well as MWD Healthcare, Mace’s new partnership with Willmott Dixon as part of the P23 Framework.

Michele Wheeler, Healthcare Director, Mace said: 

“I’m delighted to be joining Mace as its new healthcare director. Having worked overseas for a number of years, it’s great to be working in the UK again, and I look forward reconnecting with old colleagues and building new relationships.

“Mace has great reputation for delivering complex and challenging projects, and this makes it ideally suited for projects in the healthcare environment. By Bringing together my expertise and Mace’s collective skills and experience we can deliver world-class healthcare facilities benefitting both patients and staff.”

Terry Spraggett, MD Public Sector Construction, Mace said: 

“We’re excited to have a leader with Michele’s breadth of experience onboard. With her extensive knowledge in the healthcare sector from the client, consultant and contractor side, as well her clinical experience as a nurse she will be a real asset to our growing healthcare team. 

“Healthcare is a core part of our growth plans to deliver the ambitions of our 2026 Business Strategy. Mace has recently been appointed jointly with Wilmott Dixon by the Crown Commercial Service on all three lots on the Procure23 (P23) Framework, marking a significant step forward for collaborative construction in the UK’s healthcare sector. Michele alongside Nick and the team will build on this success and take our healthcare offer to the next level.”

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