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Tidy steps down from FMA

08 April 2010

Recognition was given at a retirement event last month for the contribution to the FMA of its former Director General, Maurice Tidy. He had been involved with the Secretariat, day to day management and direction of the FMA since its formation in 1995.

(l-r) John Ellis, Maurice Tidy and Richard Sykes

With a background in construction starting in 1957 in an indentured apprenticeship with HVAC Major Contractor Norris Warming, he moved into the offshore oil and gas engineering sector  in the 1970s for  12 years. Tidy has an extensive marketing and business development background from a period in Brown & Root’s Business Proposals Department.  From 2000 to 2002 he was Marketing and Communications Director for WSP Group plc.
As FMA Director General, he represent the FM sector at the CBI’s Trade Association Committee. He was responsible for a developing relationships with the Office of Government Commerce on eProcurement and the Kelly Report which deals with Capacity Planning in public and private sectors. He is a member of Asset Skills FM Board.
Among the legacies of which he is most proud is the formation of the Young Manager’s Forum and the FMA’s relationship with the Chartered Management Institute that gives the opportunity to FMs of a Chartered status.
He has also served as Chairman of the HVCA Marketing and Public Relations Committee and as Deputy Chairman of Facilities Management Domain for the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI)
His retirement celebration on 24th March 2010 held at Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf included friends and colleagues from the FMA and FM organisations and businesses.
He is pictured with the first chairman of the FMA, John Ellis (left) and the current chairman, Richard Sykes (right)

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