The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Continuity Announcer - Kortens Delivers News of BIFM Exit

27 October 2016 | Updated 01 January 1970

The British Institute of Facilities Management is showing marvellous continuity by losing yet another CEO in record time.

Julie Kortens has sent a press release saying: '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 Board, keen to ensure continuity, has appointed Linda Hausmanis, BIFM’s Director of Professional Development, as Acting Chief Executive'.

Hausmanis will hold the reins until the next CEO can be found.


Pawn in the equation

Perry was only appointed in late February and took-up the post in late May this year. He was still on hand to deliver the welcome at the recent BIFM Awards. He had arrived from his previous role as Chief Executive of the National Pawnbrokers Association.

Perry's appointment came after James Sutton stepped down in the summer of 2015 (the recruitment search started in November). Sutton had taken over from Gareth Tancred, in early 2015 after Tancred himself had barely spent any time in the post.

Picture: BIFM CEO - a poison chalice?

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 27 October 2016


Related Tags

Related Articles

BIFM Awards - Winners Announced

Individuals and organisations driving innovation and delivering exceptional results in facilities management stepped into the spotlight when the winners of the 17th...

 Read Full Article
McDonalds Security Contractor In 'Remove Your Hijab' Scandal

Thursday evening, November 30, McDonalds Restaurants discovered the hard way that a relationship with a contractor - in this case, employing cheap, untrained security...

 Read Full Article
Annie Sees Hard-knock Life As IWGB Files Landmark Case

On Tuesday 21, the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) filed what could turn out to be a landmark test case. The IWGB will argue that outsourced...

 Read Full Article
Sellafield Bunkers Down For Mitie Workers' Nuclear Strikes

GMB members employed as ancillary staff by contractor Mitie at Sellafield are to strike on Wednesday, November 29 over below inflation wage increases - with the Union...

 Read Full Article
Real Living Wage Hourly Rates Released

The Real Living Wage hourly rates have increased (on Nov 6) to £8.75 in the rest of the UK and £10.20 in London - that's £1.25 and £2.70 per...

 Read Full Article
One In Five Brits Still Trapped In Working Poverty

The 2017 Living Wage report for KPMG found that one in five people (21 per cent) in the UK are still earning below the Real Living Wage, meaning that that an estimated...

 Read Full Article
Real Living Wage To Take-off At Heathrow

Heathrow will become the first Living Wage Airport. This recognition will see 3,200 airport workers being paid the Real Living Wage by the end of 2020 and includes...

 Read Full Article
London Living Wage, Diversity and Training at Heart of TfL Plan

Transport for London has awarded a new cleaning contract to ABM UK meaning 2,800 people will be guaranteed the London Living Wage. ABM has also committed to offer...

 Read Full Article
FM Fraudsters Go to Jail - CORRECTION

Surrey Police have contacted ThisWeekinFM and asked us to correct inaccuracies - which they accept full responsibility for as they relate, in the main, to the calculation...

 Read Full Article
GMBies and Gumbies - Who are the Heat Wave Fools?

According to the GMB union this morning (June 23), a Watford hospital worker has been suspended for rolling his trousers up on the hottest day of the year. Apparently...

 Read Full Article