BGIS Appoints Gary Bullen As President, BGIS UK & Europe

TORONTO and LONDON November 2nd, 2021 – Organization Leadership Announcement: UK BGIS – OGS 

BGIS is committed to building the preeminent technically led integrated facility management services business globally, and a key Region in which we will be focused on making investments and growing is in the United Kingdom and select countries across Europe. BGIS acquired the Optimum Group in late 2020 and we have been actively planning our integration activities and aligning the organisational leadership and reporting structure in order to position our business to deliver an enhanced set of technical solutions to you, our customer. The Optimum Group Services (OGS) team will be formally changing to BGIS Global Integrated Solutions, effective January 2022. As we move through this transformation, we must ensure that we retain the robust delivery platform and customer service culture that exists within OGS, while leveraging the innovative service delivery practices, technologies and centres of excellence BGIS offers from across its global operations. 

To lead us through this exciting transformation, I am pleased to announce that Gary Bullen will be joining BGIS as the new leader for our UK/Europe business effective December 2021. In this role as BGIS’s Regional President UK and Europe, Gary will be accountable to myself for ensuring high quality service delivery to our customers, as well as implementing new technical offerings and growing our business across the Region. Gary has over 12 years of management experience in Corporate Real Estate Services, having started his career with Johnson Controls in 2009 and progressing through the organisation, excelling in a number of management roles. In 2017 shortly after CBRE’s integration of the JCI GWS business, Gary was promoted to provide Executive leadership over several high-profile accounts in the EMEA Region. Most recently, Gary was based in Singapore where he was responsible for a large portfolio of CBRE clients in Asia spanning multiple industry verticals, including technology, manufacturing, FMCG and Financial Services. Gary is a passionate leader that cares about people and understands the importance of providing a supportive and productive work environment to enable Team Members to consistently provide exceptional service to our customers. He is a leader that is committed to challenging the status quo and embracing innovation in order to continuously deliver exceptional value to our customers. 

Reporting directly to Gary will be the following individuals who will also matrix report into their respective BGIS global functional leaders to ensure the sharing of best practices and sound governance over the business. 

• Tom Cameron – Chief Financial Officer 

• Megan O’Brien – Customer Solutions Managing Director 

• Neil Davies – Divisional Director, Critical Environments 

• Kirsty Stevens – Divisional Director, General Commercial 

• Amanda Sadler – Director, Human Resources 

• James Goodger – Director Contracts, Sourcing & Operations 

• Nick Spearman – Director Professional Services & Connected Buildings 

• Marcus Pipe – Head of IT & Business Systems 

• Daren Bartram – Director QHSE 

• Georgina Bishop – Executive Assistant 

I know that you will all enjoy working with Gary and I can’t wait for us to begin this exciting journey of growth together under his leadership in the UK/EU.

Gord Hicks

BGIS Chief Executive Officer 

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