New BIFM Chairman confirmed

The British Institute of Facilities Management has confirmed that Julie Kortens, Head of Corporate Services at Channel 4, will be the 12th Chairman of the British Institute of Facilities Management. She will commence a two-year tenure in July 2014.

Kortens said: “I am delighted to have been voted as Chair-Elect. I am passionate about my role as an FM and I am so pleased that as Chairman I will be an ambassador representing BIFM and promoting the interests of all my FM colleagues. I am relishing the opportunity. “During the two years I have served on the Board, I have been witness to great progress in the Institute – and the wider profession. “BIFM recently announced its new strategy – so we have a clear direction and are united in where we wish the FM profession to be. I think my two year tenure will see many exciting developments.”

Current BIFM Chairman, Ismena Clout, said: “Julie has very dynamic, versatile and strong skills, which will lend themselves to this position. When my term ends in July, the Institute will be in safe hands. Until that date, Julie and I will work very closely together to ensure a smooth transition.” BIFM will shortly be announcing the new Deputy Chair, as voted by the Board, who will also commence a two-year tenure in July.

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