BIFM chairman bows out ahead of July

British Institute of Facilities Management Chairman Ian Broadbent has handed over responsibilities to Chairman elect Ismena Clout ahead of the official changeover date of 12 July, the BIFM has announced.

Broadbent has contributed an immense amount to the BIFM and its membership since the late 1990’s and in the past two years as its chairman during a time of economic difficulties. He has also represented the BIFM and the profession to industry and on the wider international stage. He joined the BIFM board in 2009 as deputy chair and played a vital role in the institute’s development for many years, a statement from the BIFM said.

“Following the chairing of my last board meeting recently and following a period of poor health, I felt it was a good time to pass on the reins several weeks early to newly elected Chairman Ismena Clout,” he said.

“This will allow me time to focus on my role at Hallmark, the farm, other business interests and, of course, my family. Being Chairman has been an amazing experience and I would like to thank colleagues and members of BIFM for all their help and support.”

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