Thomson FM General Manager and current Chair of the Institute of Workplace Management (IWFM), Mark Whittaker, has been re-elected by the IWFM Board to serve a further twelve month period as Institute Chair.
Mark was elected to the role in 2021, having already served on the Institute’s Board as a Non-Executive Director for two years previously and having been a regional volunteer since 2010.
Commenting in his re-election by the Institute’s Board, Mark said,
‘Two years ago, it was genuinely humbling and an honour to be asked to become Chair of IWFM, and I feel an equal measure of gratitude to have the trust and unequivocal support of the Board in being asked to continue in the role for a further 12 months.
(Pictured: Mark with IWFM CEO, Linda Hausmanis)
“When I took on the Chair role, I explained my priorities were my “five Cs”: continuity, community, chartership, communication, and character. I soon added a further priority of championing and driving forwards our “Career of Choice” initiative, to try a build a diverse and talented workforce for the future. These remain my focus in supporting the Institute’s evolution, reinforcing its status as the trusted voice for our profession, and trying to make a positive difference for our members and the sector.’
I am also extremely lucky and grateful to have the full support of Roger & Vanessa at Thomson FM, in allowing me the time and headspace, alongside my General Manager role, to give the IWFM Chair my very best efforts and to try and make a difference. The last two years have been a great experience and am looking forward to the next 12 months.”