Chair of Judges

Mark Griffiths

Mark is the Chair of Judges for the IWFM Impact Awards 2023. His role is to safeguard the robust standards and ethics of the judging process, making sure conflicts of interest are avoided at all stages and that the Awards continue to be recognised as the gold standard within the industry.

Mark is the founder of WMA Consultancy Services, an independent Workplace and Facilities Management consultancy who believe that FM & Workplace management can deliver added strategic value to businesses. Mark has been involved with the awards for some time now and has a real passion for innovation in Technology, Asset Management and Quality of Service. Mark is delighted to take on the role of Chair of Judges for the 2023 IWFM Impact Awards.

Deputy Chair of Judges

Sarah Hodge MSc CIWFM

Sarah is an influential and renowned Workplace and FM professional and high profile ambassador for the profession. Passonate about enabling organisations and their people to thrive through fantastic Workplace experience, Facilities Management, and technology; she is adept in orchestrating business driven solutions and service transformation to deliver the best possible outcomes, optimising the effectiveness and efficiency of Workplace service and the physical asset. Believing strongly in the power of collaboration, she has considerable expertise in collaborative and vested relationships and the implementation of strategies through strong leadership of high performing teams.

Sarah has led award-winning Workplace, organizational re-structure and Facilities Management transformation by developing and implementing creative people centric solutions for a variety of prestigious private, public and the third sector organizations. Sarah has considerable expertise in delivering complex change, translating strategic aspirations and objectives into sustained operational impact.

 

Lead Judges

Toyin Aderiye is the MBA Director and a Principal lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. She oversees all of the MBA provision at Sheffield Hallam University from the part time Executive MBA programs including specialist routes such as the Facilities Management and Healthcare Leadership routes; as well as the Global MBA.

Her industry background is in Real Estate and Facilities Management. She holds a first degree in Estate Management and worked as a surveyor and valuer in residential, business and compensation valuation for several years before developing venturing into Facilities Management. Further FM practice and a Masters in Facility and Environment Management sparked an interest in applied nature of research which eventually led to a PhD in Management. Toyin is an active member of IWFM and consults on FM and other Management/Coaching related matters.

Simon is CEO of Catch 22 (www.c22.co.uk) and an experienced senior recruitment professional with 35 years’ experience of listening, learning and leading on Workplace & Facilities Management staffing assignments.

In 1999, he was part of a small team that launched and successfully developed fm24, an independent FM company offering a comprehensive menu of services based round a 24-hour helpdesk including: operational services, FM consultancy, concierge services, interim management and FM training & development workshops.

A Certified Member of IWFM and Fellow of the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation), Simon has been a Judge for the last 6 years. Prior to that, he held various volunteering roles in the BIFM/IWFM North Region, WIFM and People Management Special Interest Groups. 

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Lucy is Head of Facilities and Student Accommodation at the University of Plymouth, delivering in-house and outsourced services. She is chair of the Association of University Director’s (AUDE) Strategic FM group, leading a group representing FM’s across the UK’s higher education sector. With 30 years experience in facilities management, Lucy has previously held similar roles in university, local authority and charity sectors, leading and developing teams and services. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management, where she was a non-executive director, Chair of Members’ Council and chaired the Sustainability Special Interest Group. She is keen on supporting the sharing of experience within the sector particularly in relation to innovation.

Martin’s knowledge of Facilities Management has been developed working as a FM client, an in house FM team senior manager, and as service provider culminating in Martin establishing his own FM consultancy business. Martin has worked with blue chip organisations, Government departments, legal, manufacturing, education, health and leisure sectors giving him an in depth understanding of what good looks like across all FM services.

Martin is a two time industry award winner, he has been an awards judge for the past 9 years, and has worked with many facilities management teams to help them deliver improved performance.

Martin has a very strong customer service focus, putting the customer at the heart of everything we do, and now shares his knowledge and experience working with global FM clients and their service providers to drive improved, collaborative facilities service solutions.

A certified member of IWFM, I have over twenty years experience in FM.

After success in a number of challenging roles with both service provider and client organisations, I am now Head of Facilities Management with Leadec, a specialist provider of FM and support services in the manufacturing sector.

I am also a committed volunteer for IWFM, which I have supported for over a decade now. I am proud to have led a project which culminated in the launch of the NEC4 Facilities Management Contract in 2021. In November 2022, I was delighted to be elected by my peers as Chair of the International Special Interest Group. I am a lead judge for the prestigious IWFM Impact Awards 2023. I also share my FM knowledge and experience with manufacturing industries, as a member of Make UK’s Regional Advisory Board for the Midlands.

Employed in the property industry for over 15 years & subsequently, Shumon has developed a significant level of asset & operational experience by managing PRS, BTR & FM portfolios on behalf of investment landlords, landed estates, charities, not-for-profit organisations, private trusts & a multinational construction/infrastructure company. Shumon holds an MSc in Real Estate & Property Management and Fellowships with several professional associations. Furthermore, he is a committed supporter of raising professional standards in the property industry; his articles can be found in industry publications.

I currently sit as Head of Projects within the Local FM Division of CBRE GWS. My role allows me to bring the best our industry has to offer to our customer base and gives me the time to play a role in the growth of our industry. I am passionate about the development of people starting their career in FM and giving opportunities, like I had, to grow develop and enjoy our industry.

An Advocate of the IWFM and Impact Awards, I have been involved with the institute and awards since moving to London in 2015. A previous Newcomer winner, Category Judge and recently Lead Judge, the awards bring out the best in our industry and showcase the diverse talent and innovation within it.

LinkedIn – @ConradDinsmore

Twitter – @Conrad Dinsmore

Nick has been volunteering for the IWFM for 13 years and is a previous chair of the South West Region and Members Council. Nick is a keen advocate for the impact that FM can have on an organisation, having worked in many sectors, both inhouse and for service providers, specialising in Hard FM and project management. 

Nick has been an awards judge for past 3 years and really enjoys seeing organisations and individuals being rewarded for FM excellence.

Beth is an established trainer and consultant with over 25 years of managing buildings and teams. Prior to starting FMHS Consulting, Beth held a number of high-profile roles including Head of Facilities Management at Ascot Racecourse where she was responsible for all Facilities Management operations – the impact of the changes made were so successful, the patron at that time, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, noticed and passed comment!

As a recognised trainer and speaker, Beth’s areas of expertise are facilities management, health and safety and mental health. She is an approved MHFA England Mental Health Instructor and a licensed IOSH H&S trainer and her feedback is exceptional, with learners using words like inspirational, motivating, engaging and brilliant!

Beth is passionate about giving back to her sector and is a long-standing member of IWFM where she has held a number of senior voluntary roles; IWFM Awards Lead Judge, Individual Representative on IWFM Members Council and was a past Chair and long-standing Committee member of the IWFM South West Region.

A Senior Leader in the FM, Property and Estate Management Industries. Mike has previously been a Group Head of FM for the largest Insurance Group in Europe and currently holds the Group’s Head of Estate Position with Cazoo. Mike is a former Warrant Officer Class 1 with the Army (26 years), a qualified teacher, tutor and coach and is nuanced in the industry to of also been an architect from the ground up for apprenticeship training for Level 2, 3 and 4 in FM and Level 5 in Management & Leadership. Mike is a CIWFM, an MCGI, and was awarded the MBE in 2009 for Military Operations.

Andy’s knowledge and experience in Workplace and Facility management has developed whilst working within both the public and private sector for the last 25 years. He has worked both client side, working for major blue-chip organisations and also for several of the top FM outsourced service providers in the industry.

Andy has applied his skills and expertise in many business markets including construction, industrial, health, the corporate business environment and more recently within the event management sector, as Director of Facilities at Manchester Central Convention Complex. As a previous winner of the prestigious BIFM Facility Manager of The Year accolade in 2007 Andy is driven with a passion and enthusiasm to deliver exceptional customer service and best practice across the FM Sector

Graham has worked in the technology sector for over 35 years more than half of that in the built environment. For the last 10 years he has been involved in data analytics and Businesses Intelligence within Facilities Management. In 2018 he co-founded Datore, a company specialising in data warehousing, data preparation, analytics and machine learning for the FM and Energy sectors. Graham works regularly for Defence Intelligence as an RAF intelligence analyst, is the lead judge for technology at the IWFM Impact Awards and has been a judge for the Workplace Futures awards for the last 8 years. He is a Freeman of the City of London and Liveryman within the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers, the only City Livery Company affiliated to the FM industry. He serves on a number of charitable foundations as a Board Trustee helping Veterans, domestic abuse victims and underprivileged children.

Paul is an experienced Property, Workspace and Capital Projects professional with experience in sectors such as energy, insurance, finance and legal. He is currently Head of Facilities at ERM – Environmental Resources Management – a leading global provider of environmental, risk, social consulting and sustainability-related services with more than 160 offices in over 40 countries.

Asked of his role as lead judge Paul says “it is an honour to be involved in these awards and to experience the incredible work that takes place every day to build, maintain and constantly improve the workplace”

Paul has previously served on IWFMs Sustainability SiG and the London Regional Committee.

Maud Santamaria is the Global Workplace Experience Director for GWI. Maud is redefining the boundaries of workplace experience, CRE and interior design to deliver an exceptional user experience across the world. In addition to leading workplace and CRE strategies, Maud is also responsible with creating and managing GWI hybrid working policies as well as Travel policies. Since her appointment at GWI in 2022, Maud has been paramount in implementing innovative solutions to workplace challenges, improving the employee satisfaction and creating savings across the company portfolio. Maud’s passion and experience for what makes a workplace engaging and effective has led to her transforming corporate offices around Europe. From a career that started in office furniture to leading Mace’s workplace experience strategy and now managing a global portfolio in house, creating inspiring workplaces has always been Maud’s ambition.

David is a Chartered Engineer, European Engineer and Vice Chair of the CIBSE Facilities Management Group. He is also a Trustee Board Member of CIBSE

He is a Certified Fellow of IWFM, CIBSE and IHEEM with 30 years’ experience in Building Services design, construction, project management, operations and strategic maintenance planning.

Facilities Management best practice, improved standards of engineering delivery, and effective performance management across large property portfolios are David’s main areas of focus; with a keen interest in Soft Landings and major projects transition. David is currently one of the lead authors of CIBSE Guide M, Maintenance Engineering and Management

David sits on a number of industry committees and awards judging panels. David has an MBA, MEng and BEng (HONS) in Building Services Engineering. David is currently Chair of the Rumford Club, a built environment dining and debate club https://therumfordclub.co.uk/ David was awarded the CIBSE Silver Medal in 2022.

David is Director of Estates, Facilities and Capital Development for an NHS Foundation Trust.

David’s pronouns are he/him/his.

Located in the UAE, Fiona is a strategic and award-winning authentic FM leader, having over 20 years’ experience in delivering IFM services across global, regional, and local accounts in varying sectors, to include Energy & Resources, Education, FMCG and Corporate services.

 
 

 

Judge Mentors

Sarah is an influential and renowned Workplace and FM professional and high profile ambassador for the profession. Passonate about enabling organisations and their people to thrive through fantastic Workplace experience, Facilities Management, and technology; she is adept in orchestrating business driven solutions and service transformation to deliver the best possible outcomes, optimising the effectiveness and efficiency of Workplace service and the physical asset. Believing strongly in the power of collaboration, she has considerable expertise in collaborative and vested relationships and the implementation of strategies through strong leadership of high performing teams.

Sarah has led award-winning Workplace, organizational re-structure and Facilities Management transformation by developing and implementing creative people centric solutions for a variety of prestigious private, public and the third sector organizations. Sarah has considerable expertise in delivering complex change, translating strategic aspirations and objectives into sustained operational impact.

Andrew Hulbert, 35, is a trail blazer within the workplace and facilities management sector. He is a multi-award winning champion of diversity, inclusion and social impact strategy. Andrew was one of the youngest people in the institute’s history to achieve Fellow status, as well as joining the Board as a non-executive director. Professionally, Andrew is the founder and CEO of Pareto FM, which is one of the fastest growing, and most successful, organisations in the UK.

www.paretofm.com

@paretofm

 

Mike is a Chartered FM Surveyor with over 35 years experience in the property/construction industry; clients include many well known names in both the public and private sectors.Outside of his ‘day job’ he is a regular contributor to the FM trade press and a speaker/trainer at events arranged by RICS, IWFM and a variety of private sector organisations. He has been involved with the Awards for a number of years, initially as a support judge and then as a category lead judge; he is currently acting as a mentor/adviser to the judging team.