IEM founder Alistair Scott bids to join IWFM board

IEM founder Alistair Scott has nominated himself to join the board of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). The IWFM, formerly the British Institute of Facilities Management, was formed in 1993 and exists to “promote excellence among a worldwide membership community of around 14,000 and to demonstrate the value and contribution of workplace and facilities management more widely”.

The IWFM board consists of 13 members, six of which are volunteers who must hold professional membership within the Institute. Alistair has applied for the role of non-executive director as he hopes to use his extensive experience to help the board meet and exceed its objectives.

Voting is now open. All members of the IWFM at member grade and above are eligible to vote and we’d love your support – you can vote for Alistair here.

Alistair Scott’s candidate statement

I am a certified mechanical, electrical and electronic engineer and have more than 25 years’ experience in technical engineering and senior facilities management roles. Throughout my career I have witnessed the good and the bad of facilities management, as well as seeing many opportunities for improvement. Through my experience and expertise, I truly believe that I can add significant value to the IWFM organisation.

As the founder of my own FM company, Integrated Estate Management, I am fully aware of the need for strong strategic direction, setting and measuring objectives, and astute financial management. My engineering and military background has given me excellent leadership skills to complement the business acumen that I have developed in the last two decades.

I look forward to taking an active role on the board, sharing my expertise and helping to drive the IWFM towards its objectives. I have held numerous board positions and operated across multiple industries, including the following companies, Gatwick Airport, BAA, Liquid Capital and AkzoNobel (ICI) and Cloudfm. I understand the commitments and responsibilities that come with being a board member and am ready to support the IWFM.

I have a distinct passion to make this industry more appealing, simple to understand and desirable to work in. Recognition of the facilities management sector has grown tremendously in the last 18 months, and I believe we must capitalise on this opportunity.

The IWFM has a vital role in this, and I am excited to play my part.

I am actively engaged in the industry and am always looking for ways to promote FM. As an FM coach and mentor, I have heard many of the concerns and frustrations from people within the industry and am looking forward to working on the board to improve the industry and add value.

I am also involved with the Women in Construction organisation and share my expertise with the industry through comments and articles in leading trade titles such as Facilitate, FMJ and iFM.

I ask for your vote so that I can support the IWFM as it enters an exciting new era.

Vote for Alistair

If you are an IWFM member, please cast your vote for Alistair.

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