Experience

My background is in information, communication and journalism.

After eight years editing a professional magazine and four years editing a news website, I joined the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) as head of communications & external affairs in 2004. I managed all communications relating to the restructure of the organisation and worked closely with BIFM’s publishing partner to ensure the Institute’s new magazine, FM World, got off to a great start. I also managed the briefing, design, development and roll-out of the current website.

I joined the Board in 2007 and masterminded the Institute’s new corporate identity, adopted in 2009. Since then, as director of corporate & public affairs, I focused on raising the profile of FM with Government and business through consultation, direct representation and joint working with industry and professional bodies.

Working with a political consultancy, I drafted position papers on energy and skills and led a number of delegations to Whitehall and City Hall.

I was part of the working group that created the Global FM alliance in 2006 and chaired its communications directors group. I also chaired the editorial board of EuroFM Insight from May 2010. More recently I chaired EuroFM’s Vision & Strategy taskforce

Chairing the EuroFM Vision & Strategy taskforce, Antwerp September 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In May 2012 I joined Magenta Associates – the specialist communications agency for the workplace, facilities management and support services sectors started by ex-FM World editor Cathy Hayward.

I left Magenta to go freelance in 2014.

Career summary

2014                     Freelance writer, editor researcher

2012 to 2014        Account Director, Magenta Associates

2009 – 2012         Corporate & Public Affairs Director
                             British Institute of Facilities Management

2007 – 2009         Communications & External Affairs Director, BIFM

2004 – 2007         Head of Communications & External Affairs, BIFM

2000 – 2004         Editor, i-FM.net and Editorial Manager, Enigma Publishing

1991 – 1999         Editor, PFM magazine, Industrial Media Ltd

1989 – 1990         Assistant Editor, PFM magazine

1986 – 1989         Communications Manager, DEGW architects & planners

1983 – 1985         Researcher, Online Leisure Information Company

1981 – 1983         Editorial Researcher, Financial Times

 

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