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BIFM’s international group appoints new chair

BIFM’s International Special Interest Group (SIG) has elected Steve Gladwin, director of Nodus Solutions as its new chair.

Steve_GladwinGladwin, who brings a wealth of international experience to the committee was voted into the position at the group’s Annual General Meeting which took place on 15 September .

The International SIG, which is a membership community group of BIFM offers networking, knowledge and participation opportunities in the context of international facilities management. It is also closely aligned to the BIFM’s international strategy. The BIFM has members in 84 countries, including a new community in Nigeria, and recognised centres in Malaysia, the Middle East and across Europe which deliver BIFM Qualifications in FM.

Speaking on his election, Gladwin said:

“My aim as chair is to ensure we are relevant to and supporting the BIFM’s members who have an interest, or are working internationally and ensuring that we deliver what they need to succeed.

“We have many corporate and individual members based in the UK with growing levels of international accountability. We also have a significant number of members located overseas across 84 countries. We will have a strong programme of internationally relevant events throughout 2016 and will be reviewing research topics that may be relevant from an international perspective.

“We have a strong committee who are all committed to supporting our international agenda, as well as valued support from our existing sponsors ISS and HermanMiller.”   

Gladwin  has over 20 years’ experience in the FM industry working in Australia and Asia Pacific before relocating back to the UK in 2006. He is a former non-executive director of the BIFM and a former chairman of Global FM and the Facility Management Association of Australia.

Gladwin will be supported in his role by the group’s existing committee of Ed Baldwin, Richard Fryer, Joanna Lloyd-Davies, Bob Parkin, Paul Phillips and Claire Sellick.

The AGM also saw Dave Stevenson and Will Bowen voted onto the committee.

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