Ian Townsend is to be the next deputy Chair of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).
Townsend, business director at Norland, will be deputy to chair elect Julie Kortens, who also commences her two year term in July. His two year tenure will commence in July 2014, replacing current deputy chair Liz Kentish.
Townsend was appointed to the BIFM board in July 2012. He is also currently the chair of the BIFM’s Home Counties region.
On his appointment by the board, Townsend 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.”