Gareth Tancred has been the CEO of the British Institute of Facilities Management since February 2012, a role which he has served on an Acting then Interim basis since October 2011. Prior to this appointment he had been COO of the Institute since August 2009.
As the professional body for facilities management (FM), BIFM promote excellence in FM for the benefit of practitioners, the economy and society. The Institute supports and represents over 14,500 members around the world, both individual FM professionals and organisations, and thousands more through qualifications and training. They also embed professional standards in facilities management and provide a suite of membership, qualifications, training and networking services designed to support FM practitioners.
Gareth represents BIFM on the Global FM Board and its executive Committee. He also champions inclusive design through his role on the Board of the Built Environment Professional Education Project (BEPE), set up by the Greater London Authority and the Department of Work and Pensions, which aims to realise a lasting Olympic and Paralympic legacy following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
He has over 15 years’ experience at Board level, ranging from SMEs to large UK, European and international organisations, along with an extensive portfolio as an Executive Director.