Gareth Tancred, who has been acting CEO at the British Institute of Facilities Management since Ian Fielder’s unexpected departure last year, has now seen his appointment made permanent. The move was confirmed at a BIFM Board meeting on 23rd February.
Fielder left under unexplained circumstances last autumnn. At that point, Tancred Chief Operating Officer at the Institute since 2009, was immediately named interim CEO.
Commenting after the Board decision, Chairman Ian Broadbent said: “Gareth has proved to be a very competent interim appointment, providing stability whilst at the same time introducing new ways of working and setting a foundation for future growth.”
Commenting on his appointment, Tancred said: “I am delighted to have been selected by the Board to take on the role of CEO and look forward to keeping up the great work and momentum of the Institute’s development to ensure we deliver 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.”