FMANZ, FMA announce Trans-Tasman partnership

National associations announce Trans-Tasman Facilities Management Alliance.

The Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA) and the Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ) have announced a strategic partnership.

The associations said the  Trans-Tasman Facilities Management Alliance (TTFMA) presents “many opportunities for aligned outcomes in the areas of education, accreditation, membership and knowledge resources, as well as the potential to deliver a joint conference”.

FMA CEO Nicholas Burt, said: “The letter of intent will see FMA and FMANZ working together to deliver tangible outcomes for members within short timeframes”.

FMANZ CEO Gillian Wess said, “FMANZ welcomes the formation of the Trans-Tasman Facilities Management Alliance as a positive initiative that will strengthen our regional ties and deliver benefits for our members and the advancement of FM.”

The relationship between FMANZ and FMA began some years ago but was formalised during a joint meeting in Auckland, in August.

This meeting enabled board members from the two associations to discuss the industry backdrop in both countries and the common issues facing the New Zealand and Australian FM industries.

The meeting confirmed the two associations are aligned in their goals to support and promote the facilities management profession and to drive knowledge, skills development and member value.

The two national associations said they are “confident they can achieve better outcomes by working together, sharing existing resources, and reducing duplication of work”.

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