Advancing our profession since 1993
We are here to drive change. To extend our profession’s impact beyond the built environment and unlock its potential value to business and society.
The IWFM is a community of over 17,000 workplace and facilities management professionals. We share best practice and knowledge with the profession and support our member’s professional development through internationally recognised, regulated qualifications, short courses and training.
What we do
We initiate meaningful change and empower our members to influence the profession's future. We also underpin the professional standards for the workplace and facilities management profession.
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How we operate
The Institute is directed by the Board; they delegate overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Institute to the Executive team.
The Board's prime responsibilities are strategy, risk, the monitoring of performance, and legal compliance. It delegates the day to day running of the Institute to the Executive under the chairmanship of the CEO.
The IWFM Board consists of up to 13 members of the Institute, seven of which are volunteers who must be a Qualified Member; for example, a Certified, Member, Fellow or Honorary Fellow of the Institute. All members of the Board are registered with Companies House as non-executive directors of the Institute.
The Audit & Risk Committee’s main role is to advise the IWFM Board on matters relating to the external audit; risk management and internal controls assurance; the integrity of financial statements; the findings and recommendations of any investigations requested by them and to deal with any similar matters as the Board may direct.
The purpose of the Awarding Organisation Committee (AO) is to support and provide the Board with assurance and independent judgement that the AO remains compliant with the general conditions/principles of regulation as stipulated by the regulators, and to add value and guide the Awarding Organisations directorial / management in achieving its remit within our strategy and business plan.
The Constitution & Ethics Committee’s main role is to provide the Board with advice on the governance of the IWFM and its subsidiaries, to review the Constitution and propose any amendments to the Board, and to ensure that there is a robust process in place for the handling of complaints against members.
The current makeup of the Executive is as follows: Chief Executive Officer (Executive Chair), Insight Director, Head of Finance and HR. For information on the department heads, please see 'Our team' below.
The Members' Council role and purpose is to help direct, engage with and ensure good communication with and between our Regions and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and to help form our research agenda. Its membership comes from the major areas of activity and influence within the Institute.
This group is primarily responsible for contributing to the review and formulation of strategy in relation to the Membership for consideration by the Board, and in the administration of governance matters in relation to the Membership.
The purpose of the Nominations & Remuneration Committee is to provide a formal and transparent procedure for remuneration of the Institute’s chief executive. Developing policy on remuneration for the CEO and executive directors and ensuring that the performance of the CEO is reviewed.
Explore the team that oversees the day-to-day running of the Institute.