The Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ) represents New Zealand's community of Facilities Management professionals and supports education, networking and knowledge sharing for members and member organisations
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The hub for New Zealand's FM community: Networking, Leadership & Education.

Events 2016

13 July - Wellington & Auckland  CELEBRATING WORLD FM DAY
Test your general and FM specific knowledge against your fellow FMers. 
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27 July - Auckland
PHILIPS AFTER 5 EVENT. Future Facilities - a Guiding Light for Facility Managers.  Join FMANZ colleagues and Philips Lighting experts to learn about energy efficient LED lighting solutions for future buildings that are available now! For more information and to register >>

18 August - Wellington, Auckland, Waikato, Christchurch
Annual General Meeting (AGM) 
More information coming soon >>

25 August - Christchurch
ENERGY MANAGEMENT FOR FACILITIES MANAGERS TRAINING COURSE. This course is for professionals who manage buildings and facilities day-to-day. The course is provided by EMANZ, with help of FMANZ and offers training in energy management, focusing on the ways that building systems can make the most efficient use of resources. Learn more about this course >>

3 & 4 November - Auckland
Trade exhibition for the facilities management and system integration industries
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Gillian Wess takes over as CEO on 27 July.
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FMANZ Chairman John Braithwaite congratulates award-winner Greg Wilder.


13 July - Happy World FM Day! Take this opportunity to give yourself and your fellow FMers a pat on the back for the vital work you do. As FM professionals, you empower people to reach their full potential and in turn create a productive world. Good on you!

1 July - FMANZ Welcomes Newly Appointed CEO

"It is with great pleasure that we welcome Gillian Wess to FMANZ," says FMANZ Chairman John Braithwaite. Gillian joins the executive team today, and will take over from Des Brennan as CEO on 27 July. 

Originally from London, where she trained with William Collins (now HarperCollins) book publishers, Gillian’s extensive career spans the private, civic and not-for-profit sectors. Her business, marketing and communications experience includes the senior positions of Promotions Director at Christchurch City Council, Corporate Affairs Executive for Paynter Corporation property developers, and other communications consultancy roles. Notably, for 10 years Gillian was General Manager of Architectural Designers New Zealand, the national professional body representing the advocacy, professional development and branding interests of architectural designers, with networks into the construction sector.

Gillian’s interests in the arts and creative industries have seen her hold the role of General Manager for Showbiz Christchurch, NZ’s leading producer of large-scale stage productions, and as Founder/Director of the Enrich Arts & Business Enrichment Partnership Programme.  Gillian also serves as Executive Officer for the Storylines Charitable Trust and committee member for the Dame Malvina Major Foundation.

NOTEWORTHY: Mark World FM Day in your diary - Wednesday 13 July. Also, keep the evening of 18 August free for FMANZ's AGM.

Congratulations to the FMANZ Awards winners announced at the FM Summit Gala Dinner: Winner of The Brian Happy Award for Facilities Manager of the Year was Greg Wilder, Senior Facilities Manager with Jones Lang LaSalle, and the Onsite Facilities Manager for Eden Business Park in Auckland. Gareth Ramson from ISS Facility Service took away the Young Achiever of the Year Award. Gareth is Facilities Manager for the British High Commission in Wellington and, at 32, is the youngest Foreign Commonwealth Office Post Facilities Manager.

In the latest issue of FMANZ e-mag ...

Take a look at some of the photos from the Summit and link to more ... Enjoy a snapshot of the Summit presentations via our speakers' Top Three Tips ... Take a glimpse into the working lives of FMANZ Award winners Greg Wilder and Gareth Ramson ...Have your say on the new constitution before it's adopted at the AGM in August ... And don't miss out on FM Snippets - it's bursting with news from NZ and around the world.

Also in this issue, five things you need to know about the new H&S Act; important dates to mark in your diary; check out the energy savings Foodstuffs is making with help from EECA; Astrid Bruursema answers the question, 'What is the best way for FMANZ to expand the FM segments and the number of members in New Zealand?'; discover why cleaning is an essential component of good FM; and why technology could be making you LESS productive ... all this and more in the June 2016 edition of FMANZ e-mag.

Click here to read.



Become a Member

When you become an FMANZ member, you’ll gain access to knowledge, networks and resources that can help you to improve your work and advance your career in facilities management.

  • Educational breakfasts, workshops, formal educational opportunities

  • Networking

  • Discounts on the cost of educational and networking events and professional development courses

  • Reduced fee for Summit tickets 

  • Complimentary subscription to quarterly industry magazine

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       Membership includes subscription
      to Facilities Perspectives Magazine



When you become an FMANZ member, you’ll gain access to knowledge, networks and resources that can help you to improve your work and advance your career in facilities management.

  • Papers and presentations

  • FMANZ contract forms

  • Membership surveys

  • Annual Reports

  • Sustainable building management resources

  • Affiliated links

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What is Facilities Management?

The Facilities Management profession encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology


A Facilities Manager organises, controls and coordinates the strategic and operational management of buildings and facilities in a public and private organisations to ensure the proper and efficient operation of all physical aspects of a facility, to create and sustain safe and productive environments for occupants.

(source: Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO)


Better Buildings

FMANZ provides members with educational and other opportunities to ensure best practice in the quality, sustainability and effectiveness in the changing work environment.


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When you're a member of FMANZ you're not alone. Networking events, such as breakfasts with guest speakers, workshops, our annual two-day Summit and formal educational opportunities put members in touch with the latest thinking on the ever-changing world of Facilities Management. Members also benefit from our links with organisations such as the New Zealand Green Building Council, and with other FM groups worldwide. 

Professional Competencies Framework

The FMANZ Professional Competencies Framework sets out the requirements for continuing professional development.Click below to learn more about the Competency Framework and how to apply for accreditation.
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It's Your FMANZ e-mag

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The FMANZ e-mag is published bi-monthly. Ideas and contributions welcomed.

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If you would like to advertise an available FM related position on our website please email with a Word Document of the job description including closing date of application. 

For further details on advertising jobs on our website go to our Job Centre.


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FM Superpowers

Commissioned for FM Summit 2016, this cartoon by award-winning cartoonist Rod Emmerson captures perfectly the superhero abilities sometimes needed in FM!

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