Nominations now open for two Non-Executive Director (NED) vacancies

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27 April 2022

The nominations have now opened for two Non-Executive Director (NED) vacancies within the IWFM Board. As a professional body, we can only maintain our vision for excellence if we continue to forefront innovative ideas and provide a platform for those seeking to inspire impactful change. 

Could you play a key role in shaping our future by becoming an NED? 

For these important roles, the IWFM Board are looking for high quality, experienced candidates with commercial acumen and specific skills to balance those already on the board. 

We welcome and encourage participation from all members of the community regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, marital status, pregnancy or any other personal circumstances. 

The key skills that we are looking for are: 

  • Workplace and facilities management industry knowledge and insight 

  • strategic thinking 

  • Commercial and financial competence 

  • Ability to navigate and engage political environments. 

NEDs are unremunerated but have the same statutory duties, responsibilities and potential liabilities as executive counterparts. 

To be eligible to stand and/or vote, you must be of IWFM Member grade or above. Eligible members can self-nominate but need two members (also of Member grade or above) to second their application. Corporate member and Group member main contacts can second an applicant but cannot be nominated as an NED unless they hold their own individual membership at Member grade or above. 
 
Eligible members will have received an email from our independent scrutineers, UK Engage, explaining the process and how to self-nominate via an online platform. Ensure you check your junk and spam boxes so you don’t miss the opportunity of becoming the next NED.  

Nominations close on 27 May. Online voting will take place between 22 June and 20 July with the ability to also vote on the day at the IWFM AGM. New NEDs are announced at the AGM, which takes place in London on 28 July 2022. There will also be an opportunity to join the AGM virtually. Registration for the AGM is now open. Register your place here here.  

Important: as part of our commitment to improving EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) across IWFM and the profession, we will invite nominees to participate in a short, anonymous questionnaire. Please help us by completing it as this is key to our understanding of EDI within our organisation and breaking down barriers. Thank you for your support. 

For any questions, or if you haven’t received your email linking you to the online platform, please contact governance@iwfm.org.uk