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Steve Gladwin joins BIFM Board

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has today announced the board appointment of Steve Gladwin as non-executive Director. Gladwin, who is Director of Nodus Solutions Limited, will serve a two-year term.

This new Board position was voted in by BIFM members at the 2011 Annual General Meeting and Gladwin was then identified by the BIFM Board as an excellent candidate. His extensive expertise will allow him to champion specific and current initiatives BIFM are involved with, for example building information modelling and international development.

Steve Gladwin is a director of Nodus Solutions Limited, a privately owned facility management consultancy operating in the UK and Australia. He is immediate past chairman of Global FM, a worldwide federation of national and international FM associations including IFMA, EuroFM, FMA (Australia), BIFM (UK), SAFMA (South Africa), Arseg (France), ABRAFAC (Brazil), HFMS (Hungary) and MEFMA (Middle East).

Actively involved in promoting and developing the FM industry, he has been a regular guest speaker at conferences in Australia, UK, USA, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Africa and Kuala Lumpur. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Australian Graduate School of Management and Higher National Certificates in Building Engineering Services and Building Law.

Speaking on his appointment Gladwin, said: “I am delighted to be joining this new, strong BIFM Board at such an exciting time for the Institute. It was a pleasure to be asked to join, and I very much look forward to working with my Board colleagues to advance the facilities management profession.”

Ismena Clout, chairman of BIFM, commented: “Steve is a great choice for this new role as he has a wealth of experience not only in FM, but Board experience with other FM associations – most notably he was Chairman of FMA Australia. He is a great addition to the Board. This week signals our first meeting as the new Board and I am very much looking forward to welcoming all our newest members.”

The full BIFM Board now comprises:

_Ismena Clout (BIFM Chairman)
_Liz Kentish (BIFM Deputy Chairman)
_Emma Bailey (Members’ Council Representative)
_Stephen Bennett (BIFM Strategy Director)
_Samantha Bowman (Special Interest Group Representative)
_Graham Briscoe (Audit Committee)
_Bill Clark (Governance Committee)
_Steve Gladwin (Non-Executive Director)
_Julie Kortens (Members’ Council Representative)
_Mark Morgan (BIFM Finance Director and Company Secretary)
_Ashley Rogers (Chair of Members’ Council, non-voting Board member)
_Gareth Tancred (BIFM CEO)
_Ian Townsend (Regional Representative)

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