DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL FACILITIES, REAL ESTATE & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
MIoD CIWFM SIIRSM ACIPS
Private Mobile 00447502016302
I am a Strategic, Influential, Innovative, qualified professional with relentless drive and enthusiasm, with a first class track record based on an excellent financial and team management skills, combined with extensive technical knowledge, effective time management, expertise in setting and implementing business strategy managing large-scale operations and running complex operational program's, business development network, change management, business continuity and disaster recovery, all acquired at the cutting edge of a wide range of highly demanding and business critical environments Globally.
31 years of experience, with 12 years Public Sector & 19 years Senior Client side experience. Over the last 19 years, I have been on the board of two large private sector companies & 1 SME, the board and 4 committees of 2 professional governing bodies, two committees as a governor of a Catholic school and the committee of a charitable swimming club, for people with a disability.
Private Sector - Client side
Strategic International Facilities / Real Estate / Project Management:
Executive & Non-Executive Directorship Roles
Business & Financial planning
Procurement & Accounts Payable Procedure
Real Estate Negotiations / Acquisition and Disposal
Property whole life cycle
Workplace Design Strategies
Mergers & Aquisitions
Hard and Soft Services
Health, Safety, Security, Environmental and Procurement
Change & People Management
Organisational Impact Analysis & Organisation Strategic Direction
Business continuity / Disaster recovery Planning
Global Director of Facilities
Aug 2017 – Present
SANNE is a leading global provider of alternative assets and corporate services. Establish for over 30 years and listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange, Sanne Engages with more than 1,800 employees worldwide and administers structures and funds that have in excess of £250 billion of assets.
SANNE employs more than 1,400 people and has a presence in 20 established international financial centres spread across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, Amsterdam, Belgrade, Cayman, Dublin, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New York, San Diego, Shanghai, Singapore, South Africa & Tokyo
Our global presence and the deep experience of our senior team enables us to work in partnership with our clients across key assets and jurisdictions, through one co-ordinated platform. Every client receives a tailored solution, specific to their needs.
The Global Director of Facilities at SANNE, is employed to manage all Facilities, Services, Project & change management,Procurement , Physical Security, Health & Safety, and Travel Globally
Director of International, Facilities, Real Estate & Project Management
Oct 2011 – Present
Director of International Facilities, Real Estate & Project Management Services.
Consultancy services for Private Clients, within the UK, EMEA, Australia & America.
Facilities Management Services – Hard (Technical) & Soft (support) services advice (in-house or outsourced).
Real Estate Management Services – Strategic property advice, from identification, negotiations (leases or purchase), occupation, rates & dilapidations.
Project Management Services – From small internal moves to large fit out projects.
Strategic Change Management
Health, Safety and Environmental Advice.
Procurement of Services / Budgetary Control.
Staff Profile & Recruitment Advice.
Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning
Please do contact me if you require specialist advice.
Mobile: 0044 (0) 7502016302
-IWFM (Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management)-
IWFM Former Deputy Chairman, Non Executive Director, Individual & Certified Member
Aug 1998 – Present
Former Deputy Chairman & Non-Executive Director – Attending Bi-monthly Board meetings.
Strategic direction of the IWFM and setting the new Mid-Term strategy for 2008 to 2012.
Member of Members Council – Giving Professional advice and direction to the Board and attending quarterly Members Council meetings.
Chairman of the East Region & committee member – Setting up a professional committee of 11, to give guidance and advice to 950 Individual and Corporate members.
Investors in FM Excellence Awards Judge.
Chelmsford University Facilities Management course - Judge and marker for overall results.
I have successfully organised, run and presented at:
Continuous Professional Development, Networking & Social Events.
BIFM Corporate Presentations (to company Boards & Directors)
Acted as part of a disciplinary Committee.
Individual Member Representative on Members Council – Giving Professional advice to the Board and attending quarterly Members Council meetings.
Investors in FM Excellence Awards Judge - Judging Submissions for the Annual BIFM Awards.
National Golf Finals – Individual Members Team Winner with the East Region, 2004, 2008 & 2012
BIFM Certified Individual Member 08 / 1998 - Present
BIFM National Deputy Chairman 06 / 2010 – 06 / 2012
BIFM Non-Executive Director 11 / 2007 - 06 / 2012
BIFM East Region Chairman & Committee Member 04 / 2001 – 06 / 2010
BIFM Investors in FM Excellence Awards Judge 02 / 2009 – 08 / 2012
BIFM Members Council Committee Member 11 / 2005 - 07 / 2014
BIFM Members Council Individual Members Representative 07 / 2012 – 07 / 2014
NXD Professional Member
May 2013 – Present
I am a member of the NXD Group, supplying strategic Non Executive advice to SME businesses
NXD is a UK network that has been set up specifically to provide non-executive services to small and medium sized businesses. Challenges that business owners we work with frequently experience are:
Wanting to grow their business to the next level
Concerned that their business is getting too big to manage
Frustrated with persistent and damaging issues
Facing new types of challenges in the future
Needing a high quality, independent sounding board
Preparing their business for succession or sale
The precise role we perform will differ from business to business from: acting as an experienced sounding board; opening doors and making connections; providing expert advice; helping to formulate company strategy and business plans; supporting the process of raising funding or assisting with specific one off tasks such as succession planning, acquisition, exit, and geographical expansion.
-The Institute of Directors-
Individual & Former Committee Member - Central London Branch
Jul 2008 – Present
Institute of Directors - Central London Branch
Individual & Former Committee Member
Organising CPD, Networking & Social Events
Apr 1986 – Present
I have been playing golf since 1986
I have a Handicap of 20
I am a member at Mill Green Golf Club, May 2014 - Present
I was a member of the Hertfordshire Golf & Country Club from 1999 – 2001.
I was a member and Captain of the Woodlands golf society based in Essex from 1990 - 2002
I have organised large Corporate Golf events at Brocket Hall, Hanbury Manor & Wentworth, just to mention a few.
I have played social golf in the UK, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, New Zealand, South Africa & Mauritius
I have entered:
Club events, National Events, and the European ammeter Match play championships.
BIFM National Golf Finals – Individual Members Team Winner with the East Region, 2004, 2007, 2012 & 2014, & The Home Counties Region 2015
Director of Real Estate, EMEA – FIS Global
Jan 2015 – Aug 2017
FIS™ is the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. With a long history deeply rooted in the financial services sector, FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 110 countries. FIS now employs more than 55,000 people worldwide, with the acquisition of SunGard, and holds leadership positions in payment processing and banking solutions, providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that drives financial institutions
Director of Real Estate, EMEA – FIS Global
Responsible for the effective Strategic management of the FIS, Real estate, Project planning & Facilities Services across EMEA, whilst also supporting the Global Team and Business direction
Initiate the Global Strategy into EMEA, and Lead the value negotiations for all Real Estate & Services agreements
Select and secure Real Estate transactions across EMEA with the necessary GAAP financial analysis scenarios for approval
Review, supervise, develop, and evaluate the EMEA Real Estate & FM team
Give overall direction to the operations functions to ensure efficient, timely, and cost-effective delivery of services
Install & maintain the FIS Branding & cultural standards through EMEA, in line with global standards
Since joining FIS at the beginning of the year (2015), I have undertaken Real Estate negotiations, projects, mergers and relocation of teams from each, FIS entity, FIS, Capco, C2P, Platform Securities, Kordoba, and in the following locations in EMEA, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leicester, Amsterdam, Brussels, Mechelen, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Madrid, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Zurich, Moscow & Dubai
-Anglia Ruskin University-
The Built Environment - Visiting Judge, Critic, marker
Nov 2007 – Dec 2016
The Built Environment course
Invited each year, to join the Principal Lecturer Alan Coday to act as a Visiting Judge, Critic, marker.
Jul 2013 – Oct 2016
Chairman of the Board at the SSL Group,
To deliver guidance and leadership to the SSL Group, who aspire to be one of the most effective building management providers that you will find in London and across the South East. The claim they make is simple – they will clean, supply, maintain or support any aspect of your facility to the highest possible standard. No ifs, no buts. They offer a range of facilities services to suit all business types and sizes.
They are flexible and provide transparent solutions to a wide variety of clients in London and the South East of England leaving them to focus on their core activities. Their in-house teams have experience in delivering a wide variety of services to a varied clientele which includes commercial offices, leisure facilities, retail outlets and the railway networks.
Their philosophy is to be aware of and plan for every eventuality. Each project is assessed individually, then a bespoke delivery plan is prepared to ensure total satisfaction is delivered first time, every time.
-MAGENTA SECURITY SERVICES LIMITED-
Nov 2014 – Feb 2015
Non-Executive Director at Magenta Security Services Ltd,
Non-Executive Director to deliver guidance and leadership to the Magenta Board
Magenta Security Services was formed in 1995, and have provide Security services for 20 years. By creating and maintaining a close working relationship from the beginning, Magenta has established a substantial portfolio of customers, many of which are long standing, and throughout this time, they have never lost a customer through poor service.
As each assignment differs in its requirements, it is paramount that the service provided is bespoke and not “A best fit” scenario, and by understanding their customer’s needs from the beginning, Magenta is able to offer a tailor made solutions and deliver the superior service which their customer expects.
Magenta operate an ‘open Book’ Cost policy which outlines their transparency and competitive rates as well as their margins.
In addition to this Magenta Security are the only manned guarding company to offer a genuine four year fixed price proposal and will also offer a financial guarantee which involves a refund on their profits, should they not meet their client’s service expectations, though they are confident that they will exceed them!
Magenta is committed to provide the highest level of service and operate to both BS EN ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems registration, and ISO 14001: 2004 (the international environmental management system standard recognised by the UK and other governments). Magenta is the first Security Company in Europe to be awarded this certification, as well as being the only security company to become Carbon Neutral.
Head of Property and Facilities Management, Europe
Feb 2012 – Jul 2014
Head of Property and Facilities Management, Europe
Full Management and Strategy setting responsibility for all Property, Facilities, Project Management & Procured Services within 31 countries across Europe.
Managing a direct team of 10 staff and associated staff, across 31 countries.
Budgetary Control for approx $40 Million
Fully responsible for negotiating all lease or service agreements.
Fully responsible for setting all processes and procedures.
Responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions.
Looking at last 24 months, during the first 12 months, Misys went through a merger and an acquisition at the same time (and I have assisted in setting the strategy and foundations for the Property & Facilities team, with the Global Director), and during the last 12 months I have moved, merged or closed 24 offices based in Dublin, Madrid, Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Milan, Rome, Budapest, Bucharest, Brussels, Oslo, Vienna, Warsaw, Gdynia, Lisbon, Moscow, Geneva, Zurich, Morocco, Stockholm, Istanbul & Athens.
& over the last 6 months I have set the Strategy to realign the Facilities teams to suit the new business direction.
Completed a large ($5.8m) fit-out, merger and relocation project for 3 different companies (of Misys) who were based in 4 different office locations across Paris, to one new location near the Champs-Elysees.
-St Philip Howard Catholic School, Hatfield, Herts.-
Feb 2009 – Oct 2013
Premises, Finance, Selection and Intake.
-Jones Lang LaSalle-
Project Management Leader, UK & EMEA
Jul 2011 – Oct 2011
Managing a team of 16 Project Managers, with responsibility for projects valuing up to $50 Million, which are situated within 60 Countries accross the UK/EMEA for Procter & Gamble ,
Management of projects in building of 30 Million sq m of modern property.
Responsible for the interaction of the Project Management Team.
-WorleyParsons Europe Ltd-
Manager of Facilities & Administration, Europe
Apr 2006 – Jul 2011
Facilities & Real estate management across EMEA portfolio – Total budgetary control in the region of £40 Million on over 1,500,000 Squ Ft.
UK & EMEA Real Estate portfolio – Full responsibility for all Property Acquisition and Disposal, Sourcing, negotiation and management of all property within the EMEA region, with direct experience within, the UK, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, Africa and the Middle East.
Constant Management of the UK commercial operational churn –With WorleyParsons being a project based company, this is a fast moving and never ending strategic role.
Project Manager for the construction, Fit out and operational set up of a £25 Million Olympic size complex in Kazakhstan - comprising of 200,000 Squ ft of offices, 220 apartments, indoor leisure facilities (Swimming pool, Gym, Bar and Restaurant (to seat 500) and outdoor Floodlit, 5 a side Football pitch and Tennis courts. This is a self contained complex with border like security control measures, bus terminal and full power generation.
Project Manager - Management and delivery of a £5 Million Tender project to relocate the WorleyParsons UK Head office staff, which included a full technical and fabric strip out, fit out and relocation for 500 staff from an old building into the new flagship / HQ building. Bringing all of the WorleyParsons non project based staff together on time, within budget and without any disruption to the core business.
Achieved cost savings of £11.8m on one Real Estate negotiation, and over £5m through competitive tendering of services, contract negotiation and formal Purchasing Agreements across the broad range of FM and Construction services.
Re-motivated - The current team of 55 UK based Facilities staff at WorleyParsons, through inspirational leadership which developed an open and innovative culture, encouraging a friendlier / professional and constructive relationship in the environment between all parties involved.
-Barracuda Swimming Club, Potters Bar, Herts-
Swimming Assistant / Life Guard / Friend to People with a Disability
Apr 1993 – Oct 2006
Barracuda Swimming Club, Potters Bar, Herts –
Swimming Assistant / Life Guard, Friend, to People with a Disability – 1993 to 2006
Barracuda is a swimming club which help people who have any form of disability / Illness.
Swimming / Teaching using the Haliwick method.
Patrolling the Poolside watching for swimmers in trouble.
Dealing with Health / Sickness.
Helping at Swimming competitions / Gala's and Events
-Cardiff Pinnacle / BNP Paribas-
General Manager for Corporate Services & Facilities
Jul 1999 – Apr 2006
member of the Cardif Pinnacle Executive Committee – reporting directly to the CEO’S attending weekly board meetings and annual business directional conference.
Member of the BNP PARIBAS Procurement committee looking at both National and Global procurement for all group companies.
I was the appointed Health & Safety Officer, ensuring compliance with all current legislation and regulations.
Managing a team of thirty employed staff, all sub-contractors and specialist consultants, dedicated to providing a high level of service within 215,000 sq ft of modern property, consisting of 140,000 sq ft – self occupied buildings,
50,000 sq ft of tenanted areas, 15,000 sq ft as a disaster recovery site and 10,000 sq ft of a 5 star restaurant and conference facility.
Budgetary Control for £8.50 Million Per Annum.
Management of the Facilities department – Property Acquisition and Disposal, M&E, Building services, Security, Utilities and Grounds Maintenance.
Management of the Corporate Services Department – Procurement, Receptionists, Switchboard, Catering, Cleaning, Post room, Helpdesk and Handyman Services.
Management of the fleet of company vehicles, executive chauffeur and mobile phones.
Management of all authorities, processes, procedures and contracts for both employed and sub-contracted Staff (ISO & BS accredited).
Management of all tenants issues including the lease, annual rents, service charges, agreements and reviews.
Preparing and implementing all projects, from the identification – purchase of new property, to space planning - internal moves.
Preparing and implementing a departmental 5-year business plan, in line with the Corporate Strategic Objective.
Preparing and implementing a company wide Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan.
Design and installation of Mains power upgrades, Generators and UPS systems.
Preparing and implementing a staff professional / personal development and training plan.
-Aqumen Services Ltd (Mowlem’s Construction)-
Jun 1997 – Jul 1999
Facilities Manager for 55 Crown and County Courts for the Lord Chancellors Department, Barclays Bank, The Goodenough Trust and Various other Clients
-Salco / UMS (Serco)-
Stores Facilities Manager
Jun 1992 – Jun 1997
Stores Facilities Manager for a region of Marks & Spencer’s stores, looking after all areas of stores Facilities and PPM and Budgetary control.
-Matthew Hall (Amec) Ltd-
Senior Maintenance Supervisor & Authorised Electrician
Jun 1990 – Jun 1992
Senior Maintenance Supervisor & Authorised Electrician Working for J P Morgans at their 60 Victoria Embankment – Working here whilst it was under construction, during fit out, test and completion. Authorised electrician, 3 x 11kv incomers, 3 x 1.25 megawatt generators, 3 x 11Kva UPS, 19 transformers. 2nd biggest trading floor in the country (at that time).and Broadgate Estates in 3 buildings on New Bridge Street.
-Haden Maintenance Ltd-
Maintenance / Installations Electrician Engineer
Jun 1988 – Jun 1990
Maintenance / Installations Electrician on Various sites, in London
-F Bender Ltd-
Apprentice Mechanical / Electrical Engineer
Jun 1981 – Jun 1988
Apprentice Mechanical / Electrical Engineer
Working within the Engineering and Electrical Department and learning the processes of Planning, Manufacturing, Installation, Maintenance, Fault Finding and Making the Tea!
I also undertook, Electrical Installations and Mechanical Engineering Design Qualification.