24 February 2012
The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) board has appointed Gareth Tancred as chief executive with immediate effect.
Tancred has been carrying out the role on an interim basis since October and has been chief operating officer of the institute since 2009.
The appointment was approved at a BIFM board yesterday, 23 February.
Commenting on the appointment, BIFM chairman Ian Broadbent said: "Gareth has proved to be a very competent interim appointment providing stability, while at the same time introducing new ways of working and setting a foundation for future growth. I look forward to supporting Gareth during my remaining time as chair, as we work together to advance our profession".
Tancred said he will work to continue the great work and momentum of the BIFM to ensure it delivers what the sector needs. "Driving forward the strategy set out by the board is integral to the success of the institute and to the support and advancement of this fast-paced profession,” he said.
During his two years as chief operating officer, Tancred has overseen the running of the institute, deputised for the chief executive, and helped lead changes to the constitution to professionalise the BIFM.
He has over 12 years’ experience at board level, ranging from small to medium-size businesses to large UK, European and international organisations, along with an extensive portfolio as an executive director, specifically as a deputy chief executive.
In 1994 he became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He has been a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) since 2000 and qualified as an accountant in 1992.
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