Roy Parrish named as chairman of the BIFM East Region committee

Roy Parrish, the founder and managing director of Ranne Creative Interiors, has been appointed chairman of the BIFM East region committee. Parrish, who founded the specialist interior design and build company in 2009, has more than 20 years experience in the interior design and refurbishment industry. He will serve in the role for two years.

I'm keen to lead the BIFM East region and bring some real momentum to the area, said Parrish. We boast some of the finest, and most interesting facilities in the UK. From the Norman Foster-designed Willis building and Tolly Cobbold brewery in Ipswich; to the technology and science parks, together with the war memorials and the world-leading universities of Cambridge; and Audley End and Colchester Castle, to the factory village at East Tilbury. There are some amazing facilities that we could visit and witness facilities management at its very best.

The East region committee also includes Rob Farman from myfm as deputy chair north; Nicola Anderson from Portakabin as deputy chair south; Danny Bodewes from Interserve as secretary; events Co-ordinator Mark Lopez from De-Ice; and treasurer Julian Fris from Neller Davies. Other members of the committee are Alfred Jeanroy; Andrew Bainbridge from Murray Edwards College; Jo Clarke from Granta School; Mark Scadding from Amaryllis; Daniel Agyekum at Anglia Ruskin University; and Allison Kingsbury from Cambridge University.

I am looking forward to giving back to the industry, added Parrish. Although much of our work is in London, we also have a number of local clients in the region. I have always attended a range of industry events, both in London and locally, and look forward to helping to do my bit within the committee.