Overall Industry Impact

Sponsored by Vinci:

Winner: Professor Keith Alexander

Professor Keith Alexander has played a leading role in the development of FM research, education and practice in Europe. In the mid 1980's, he realised the growing importance of FM as an essential interface between good design and the best use of buildings. He created the first Masters degree in FM, and founded the Centre for Facilities Management. He is a founder member of Euro FM, and a fellow of IFMA. For more than 25 years, FM has focussed on its position within major corporates and large organisational environments.

Now, he says, a transition is beginning. The future of FM lies in its ability to become involved in society at large, taking in sustainability, regeneration and corporate social responsibility.

He is indeed, a true ambassador for our industry.