Ian Baker appointed Chair of IWFM Workspace Special Interest Group



Ian Baker, Head of Workplace at EMCOR UK, has been appointed as Chair of the IWFM Workspace Special Interest Group (SIG).

The IWFM has 11 SIGs that cover a variety of themes, including sustainability, technology and people management. They are a place to seek expertise, opinion and guidance and encourage member interaction and networking through relevant opportunities.

The Workspace SIG covers topics including management and culture, design and fit out, technology, and people planning. Baker has been on the Workspace SIG committee since August 2020 and takes over as Chair from Simone Fenton-Jarvis, who is now a non-executive director at the IWFM.

Baker has an extensive background in property consulting and management, as client, consultant and part of delivery teams. In 2018 he was involved in a government funded project to review the effects that indoor environmental conditions can have on cognitive performance and productivity. Baker has also presented on workplace topics at industry events such as Workplace Trends, and his first act as Chair of the Workspace SIG will be to present at the IWFM London Region Conference ‘Back to the Future’ event on 15th November.

Ian Baker, head of workplace at EMCOR UK, said: “The Workspace SIG has been such a valuable resource for me since I joined. It’s allowed all members to share best practice and support each other, which has been hugely beneficial during the last few years. As Chair, I hope to grow the committee further and ensure we stay on top of all workspace trends.”

The Workspace SIG is currently recruiting committee members. To register your interest or find out more, please contact communities@iwfm.org.uk.