Dr Janet Young is the interim Director General and Government Chief Property Officer.
Janet is head of the Government Property Profession, the community of property professionals across government. She provides professional leadership across a diverse range of government departments and arms-length bodies which deliver the government’s property ambitions.
Janet is a chartered surveyor with over 25 years’ professional experience. She joined the Cabinet Office from the British Council, where she was Global Estates Director. Before joining the British Council, Janet was Director of Estates at the Ministry of Justice, and Head of Asset Management at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Janet has also worked for housing associations and local authorities.
Janet holds a PhD from University College London based on research into zero energy buildings. She is also a graduate of the Major Projects Leadership Academy at the University of Oxford. She grew up in Bradford and attended Tong Comprehensive School before moving to London to complete her first degree in English at University College London.