Bertie van WykWorkplace Specialist EMEA – Herman Miller
Through his deep understanding of human-centric design and workplace wellbeing, Bertie effectively equips organisations with the knowledge and skills to become more productive, healthy and connected. Bertie’s lust for life is clearly visible in his engaging presentation & communication style, and through this he is able not only to expand client thinking, but to transform it.
Bertie joined Herman Miller in 2006 after completing two degrees in International Business & Marketing. His unique blend of skills and ability to analyse and communicate business improvements make him the ideal wellbeing advocate.
Louisa ClarkeRegional Director of Scotland and North, Churchill Contract Services
Louisa has worked in facilities management for over nine years. Previously, she managed soft services at Durham Tees Valley airport. She joined Churchill in March 2011, and has worked her way up the ranks to the role of to Regional Director of the Scotland and North region.
Louisa has excellent leadership qualities backed up by a ten-year career in the RAF, and has worked towards furthering her skills in the facilities services industry having been awarded the NEBOSH National General Safety Certificate in Health and Safety, as well as being a member of the Chartered Management Institute
Mark WhittakerBusiness Development Manager at Integral UK, and BIFM North Region Chair
A respected and high profile figure in the UK facilities management sector, Mark is chair of the BIFM’s North Region, which was awarded "BIFM Region of the Year" in 2014 & 2016. In 2015, he was awarded "BIFM Regional Volunteer of the Year." For the past ten years Mark has been Integral UK’s Business Development Manager for the North and Scotland regions, devising & implementing successful business development strategies, which have consistently delivered the targeted turnover growth. Mark is a regular speaker at universities, conferences and directly to companies such as BAE Systems and Royal Bank of Scotland. Mark is passionate about the innovation and evolution of service delivery in facilities management, and in attracting and retaining fresh talent within the industry.
Preston GanHead of Business Services and Strategy at NHS Grampian
Preston Gan is the Head of Business Services and Strategy, a senior Facilities Management professional for the Facilities and Estates Directorate at NHS Grampian. Amongst other key roles, he is responsible for the creation and implementation of the Facilities & Estates Strategic Delivery Plan and the formulation of the informed client function for the Directorate. He has over 15 years of experience in delivering and overseeing change through integration of services and systems, improving processes and procedures to achieve results for high profile organisations across both private and public sectors, with the majority of his career spent in the FM profession.
He has won several awards in his career to date with the most recent “FM Professional of the Year 2017 Award” by BIFM Scotland. He graduated with an MBA in FM and is professionally recognised in the FM industry as a Chartered FM Surveyor and a Certified BIFM member. He has recently been appointed as Non-Executive Member for RICS Scotland and sits on various professional groups such as Committee Member for BIFM Scotland representing the Northeast Scotland Region, Committee member for RICS Matrics Aberdeen and Northeast Region and forum member for RICS FM Scotland. Preston is also an RICS Assessor/Mentor/Counsellor for RICS FM pathway.
Sandy McNaughtonFM consultant and Chairman of BIFM Scotland
Sandy runs an FM consultancy business in Scotland. He has led a number of multi-discipline teams, acting as the key interface for the client, ensuring compliance and assurance of operational facilities management delivery. Holding overall responsibility for operational quality and commercial delivery to develop skills and share knowledge within the wider community; locally, nationally and internationally. To create operational standards, procedures, asset utilization and workplace solutions for individual client portfolios; providing strategic FM advice to lead change across the full lifecycle.
Sandy McNaughton is also the current chairman of BIFM Scotland Region.
Stanley G MitchellCEO, Key Facilities Management, FBIFM, FRICS, IEng
Stanley is CEO of Key Facilities Management, the longest established true facilities management business in the UK. Established in 1990, it operates internationally and from its head office in Scotland. It supports five distinct business activities: FM Consulting, FM Training, FM and IoT Technology Solutions, FM Operations UK, and FM Operations International.
Stan has been involved in the development of FM as a professional discipline and his current roles in this regard include: British Standards Institute (BSI) Facilities Management Committee – Chairman; European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) European Facilities Management Standards Committee – UK Representative & WG2 Convenor; International Standards Organisation (ISO) Facility Management Committee – Chairman.
He has travelled extensively to all continents to communicate the understanding and benefits related to FM as a professional discipline.
Stuart RuthvenBusiness Projects Manager at KEY FM
Stuart is Business Projects Manager for KEY Facilities Management International, where he leads on large-scale FM and IoT technology projects, and related R&D.
Prior to KEY, he founded ‘Pocket FM’ where he developed a mobile application for Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM) that was twice runner-up in the i-FM Awards for FM Technology Innovation. Prior to this, he was on the implementation team for IKEA’s CAFM system, covering 25 countries, 20 languages and over 12,000 users. His qualifications include a BSc in Business and Entrepreneurial Studies and an MSc in IT. His core strengths are the analysis of complex client needs, expectations and contexts, and the design and implementation of innovative tailored-to-fit solutions which deliver genuine value. Despite his extensive know-how of the modern digitisation space, Stuart believes that project success is much more about facilitating perceptions, perspectives and relationships towards shared understanding, than it is about the technology.