22.11.2013, 12:15

BIFM announce Ian Townsend as Deputy Chair Elect

Author: British Institute of Facilities Management

Deputy Chair Elect is Business Director at Norland and regional British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Board member.

It has been announced by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)  that Ian Townsend, Business Director at Norland, is to be the new Deputy Chair. His two year tenure will commence in July 2014, replacing current Deputy Chair, Liz Kentish, who would have served two years in the role.

Townsend will be Deputy to Chair Elect Julie Kortens, who also commences her two year term in July.

Upon being voted Deputy Chair Elect by the BIFM Board Ian said: “Since I joined the Board in July 2012 I have seen the direction of BIFM changing for the better. Our new mission, vision and values have set out who we are and where we want to be. I know my term will be one of further progress for the Institute. These are exciting times for our sector, and I am proud to be an ambassador for FM”. He continued, “I very much look forward to supporting Julie, working very closely with her for the benefit of BIFM members and the wider FM profession”.

Liz Kentish, current Deputy Chair, said: “I’ve known Ian as a Board colleague for a few years now, and he is a great strategist, with solid managerial experience with an impressive FM career. I know that I am handing the baton on to an exceptional individual, who in turn will be supporting a fabulous new Chair. Immediate priorities are to work closely with Ian until July, to ensure a smooth transition. Although I will no longer be serving on the BIFM Board after July 2014, I will be watching with interest the progress the Institute continues to make.”

The Chair and Deputy Chair are voluntary roles. Any BIFM members who are interested in volunteering for the Institute, potentially with the aim of representing members on Members’ Council or the BIFM Board, should contact the BIFM membership team in the first instance at [email protected].


About Ian Townsend

Ian Townsend
Ian Townsend © BIFM
Ian Townsend is Business Director at Norland and a Regional representative member of the British Institute of Facilities Management Board, having been appointed to this position in July 2012.

As well as being a BIFM Board member, Ian is also the Chair of the Home Counties region - a position which he was appointed to in April 2012.

For more information visit or telephone +44(0)1279 712 620 @BIFM_UK

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