Managing Agents Partnership Appoints Vicky Cotton of Workman as new Chair

31/03/2022

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The Managing Agents Partnership (MAP), a sister organisation of the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) has today announced the appointment of Vicky Cotton, ESG Director at Workman as the new Chair of the MAP Board. Vicky has been a Board member since 2015 and will take up the role of Board Chair on the 1 April from Carl Brooks, who has Chaired the Board since its inception. 

Carl Brooks, Director – Head of Sustainability, Property Management at CBRE has played an instrumental role in the growth and development of the Managing Agents Partnership. Throughout his tenure, MAP  has grown to incorporate 13 members, and has collaboratively launched guidance and initiatives including the Core Provisions for Property Management, Waste Management Procurement Specifications and the Responsible Property Management Toolkit. Carl will continue to remain on the Board of MAP, working with other board members to ensure that MAP  continues to grow and influence the sector, acting as a collaborative driving force for change within the Property Management sector.

Sarah Ratcliffe, CEO, Better Buildings Partnership said: “Vicky is an extremely active member of the MAP Board and has already made a significant contribution to the Partnership’s work programme, so we are delighted that she will be taking up the position as Chair. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Carl Brooks for his commitment to MAP over many years - we fully intend to build on these strong foundations to amplify the impact of MAP.”

Vicky Cotton, Chair, BBP and ESG Director, Workman said: “I’m excited and honoured to be elected to this role by my peers in the managing agent community, at such a pivotal time for the real estate industry to tackle climate change and broader ESG challenges. I’m confident we can build on the fantastic work by my predecessor, Carl Brooks in driving ESG to the top of the industry’s agenda, not least by ensuring the adoption of important initiatives like the Responsible Property Management Toolkit and Managing for Performance, to translate the industry’s aspirations into tangible action.”

Carl Brooks, Director - Head of Sustainability, Property Management, CBRE said: “The vital role that property management has to play in achieving a sustainable real estate sector has always been clear to me so it’s been my pleasure to work with the BBP to develop and launch the Managing Agents Partnership, and work with the membership to deliver outputs that have genuinely moved our sector forward.  How we improve the performance of our operational real estate will only grow in prominence and I’m delighted to be able to maintain my involvement in helping produce guidance that will further improve our industry.  It’s been a fantastic 7 years as MAP Chair and I’m absolutely thrilled to be passing the baton to Vicky whom I’ve known and worked with over the past 15 years, Vicky will do a wonderful job as Chair and I’m excited at what comes next for MAP!”