Category: Newcomer of the Year

Deborah Rowland

Deborah Rowland Head of Facilities Management, Government Property Cabinet Office, seen here at The Treasury, 17th October 2013.
Commissioned by Clair Echavarry for FM World magazine

Deborah is the Director Public Sector Services Affairs for Sodexo. Her role is to co-ordinate the public sector activities and develop strategies for the business both in the UK and globally.

Deborah was previously Director Facilities Management for the Ministry of Justice, Home Office and Crown Prosecution Service and prior to that held a central policy FM position in the Cabinet Office. She developed an FM Strategy with central government departments across a spend of £3.2bn to agree how FM is procured and managed across the central government estate to drive out efficiencies.

Deborah led on Government Soft Landings (GSL) policy which is an objective of the Government Construction Strategy to align construction and design with those that use, operate and maintain them. This forms part of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 which has been mandated for central government.

Deborah has extensive experience in FM, and has worked as a client, supplier and consultant in both the private and public sectors.

She has an MSc in FM, is a Certified Member of BIFM, a Fellow of RICS and is a member of the RICS FM Board. Deborah was awarded BIFM FM of the Year 2013 and the Global FM Platinum Excellence award in 2014.