BIFM loses another Chief Executive

BIFM loses another Chief Executive

Annette McGill

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has announced the immediate departure of Chief Executive Brian Perry.

Julie Kortens, BIFM Chairman, issued a public statement on October 26 which read: “After careful consideration, the BIFM Board and Ray Perry have mutually decided that he will step down from his role as CEO with immediate effect.” The BIFM Board has appointed BIFM’s Director of Professional Development, Linda Hausmanis, as Acting Chief Executive while they search for a permanent CEO.

Perry lasted just over eight months in the job, having been appointed Chief Executive in February, and taking up the post in May.

Perry was appointed to replace James Sutton who became Chief Executive in July 2015, but resigned in November 2015.

Sutton stepped into the CEO’s role after the resignation of Gareth Tancred. Tancred had been CEO since 2012 and had previously served as its Chief Operating Officer.

The BIFM is one of the leading membership bodies for facilities managers. It has some 16,000 members and offers a range of professional qualifications. However its most recent annual report acknowledged that 2015 was a difficult year, with a number of projects being delayed or failing to deliver predicted outcomes.