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

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 >>
Wellington: 2 September       Auckland: 2 September
Christchurch: 9 September    Hamilton: 16 September

A presentation covering real case studies, showing how to handle passive fire issues and make improvements. Insights into how the Warrant of fitness process works, and the challenges faced when working across a large portfolio.
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3 & 4 November - Auckland
Trade exhibition for the facilities management and system integration industries
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Gillian Wess is FMANZ's new CEO .
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FMANZ Welcomes New Chief Executive

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Gillian Wess to FMANZ. Gillian took 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.

After three years at the helm of FMANZ, Des is looking forward to holidaying in Alaska, and after that to taking on more governance roles and spending more time tramping around New Zealand's National Parks.


FMANZ's AGM was held on the evening of Thursday 18 August. Members were invited to join the meeting in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Hamilton, and the proceedings were livestreamed from Auckland.
You can read the Annual Report here.
In the latest issue of FMANZ e-mag ...

Des Brennan bids farewell to members and reflects on how his understanding and appreciation of FM has evolved during his time as CEO ... departing chair John Braithwaite shares his  aspirations for FMANZ ... we unveil the prospectus for New Zealand’s first FM degree – a major milestone for the industry … and we take a look at the booming FM job market and find out how much you can expect to earn. Plus don't miss out on FM Snippets - it's bursting with news from NZ and around the world.
Also in this issue, how Valspar and Colliers worked together to beat the Queenstown winter; Christchurch Casino’s big win at the energy table; a day in the life of Stuart Graham from Christchurch City Council; accessibility in buildings – are you doing it right?; your obligations as an employer when it comes to surveillance; and how Fonterra is making ABW work in its new headquarters... all this and more in the August 2016 edition of FMANZ e-mag - out now!



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)


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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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Read an interesting FM paper recently, seen something useful, worried about upcoming changes, or had an idea which might benefit FMANZ and its members? Email:

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

Advertise a Job on our Website 

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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