FMCC Global Regions

Facility Management Consultants Council also utilizes Global Liaisons to help promote FMCC in various geographic areas around the world. If you are an FMCC member, and interested in being a Global Liaison, please contact the FMCC President.


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The Regional Directors will function at the board level and concentrate on FM consultant networking and capabilities best realized in the business circumstances and cultures of their regions:


Stephen Ballesty Australasia
David Reynolds North America & Canada
Ondrej Strup Central & Eastern Europe
Karla Reid Middle East
Ricardo Crepaldi South America
Mike Liddle Sub Saharan Africa
Mario Qian China



Regional Director-Australasia: Stephen Ballesty FRICS, FAIQS, IFMA Fellow, CFM, CQS, ICECA 

Stephen is an award-winning local and international industry leader and acknowledged subject matter expert, with multiple accreditations, publications and presentations to his credit. His consulting firm, In-Touch Advisory, connects stakeholders with solutions for the Built Environment across the property–construction–facilities life cycle.

Stephen is currently an Australian delegate for the ISO international FM standards initiative (ISO 41000 since 2012), serves on the Chair’s Advisory Group (CAG), and is the ISO/TC-267’s global liaison to ISO/TC-251 (ISO 55000 asset management since 2015).

Stephen is a former member of the IFMA Board of Directors and Past Chair of the IFMA Research Committee; the IFMA Foundation; and FMA Australia. In 2011 he was inducted as FMA Australia’s 9th Life Member (fellow), received IFMA’s 2014 International Distinguished Member Award and in 2018 became the first recipient in the Oceania region of an IFMA Fellowship.

Continuing his work with the ISO/TC267’s Sustainable Development Goals Task Group (SDGTG) in 2020, Stephen is now the project lead on the development of ISO/TR 41019 to examine the alignment of ISO 41000 series FM standards with the UN’s SDGs and the implications for FM worldwide.

FMCC Responsibilities:  Australasia

Regional Director-North America & Canada:
Immediate Past President: David Reynolds, CFM, FMP

David lives in Mississippi, in the U.S. He is a founding partner in the FM consultancy Global Facility Management Alliance and an independent FM consultant. He has a lifelong interest in how people experience the built environment and how the built environment hosts organizations and advances their purposes. His principal FM interests are in organizational problem solving for continuous improvement. He is an advocate of technology as an FM resource.

He holds degrees in science, engineering, and allied health areas and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. His pro bono work concerns safe and healthy housing, workplace safety, environmental health, and key process design and measurement.

David joined IFMA in 2003, became an FMP in 2005, and CFM in 2014. In addition to FMCC, he is active in support of programs of the OMHS Community of Practice and in the Pipeline group engaged with the Facilithon (U.S.) competition for students of the trades who are interested in FM. He enjoys rehabilitating boats and houses and keeping a kitchen garden. He has a new grandson, a promising FM whose Mom and Dad just built a new home in New Orleans, hands-on from start to finish.

FMCC Responsibilities:  North America including Canada

Director-Central & Eastern Europe: Ondrej Strup, IFMA Fellow

Ondrej graduated as a steel construction designer (15 years experience), then CAD (leader of computer center of designing company, vendor of CAD, EDM and CAFM – Nemetschek AG)

  • 1999 established Czech Chapter of International Facility Management Association, first President, at present Past President of IFMA CZ.
  • External teacher of Facility management at Czech Technical University (CVUT FSv), The University of Economics, Prague (VSE), lector of Facility management etc.
  • Leader of accredited Facility Management education program under IFMA CZ and Czech Ministry of Education (FM Institute).
  • IFMA Foundation Ambassador.
  • Named as head of Czech Republic for preparing of new EU FM standard (member of TC 348) and its translation.
  • Named as head of Czech Republic for preparing of new ISO Asset management standard (member of PC 251) and its translation.
  • IFMA Foundation Ambassador Czech and Slovak Republic.
  • IFMA Fellow.
  • EuroFM Liaison in ISO PC 267 (ISO 18480 “Facility management”) + representative of Czech Republic in this Committee.

Speciální zkušenosti: Facility management, Real Estate, Asset management, Property management, IT (CAFM, CAD, EDM), Education
FMCC Responsibilities:  Central & Eastern Europe

 Director-Middle East Region:Karla Reid, MSc.BSc. CBIFM MIFMA

Karla is an FM Consultant based in the Abu Dhabi.  An IFMA member for over 10 years and has worked in various capacities to advance the practice of FM Consulting and delivery of FM Services.  Karla is a qualified Physical Planner & Facilities Engineer having studied Building Maintenance at Edinburgh Napier University and holds a Masters in Building Services Facilities Management from Heriot Watt University.
She has held various positions internationally including;-Physical Planner with Conrad Douglas and Associates, Building Systems Officer at the Jamaica Public Service Company (Jamaica).  FM Advisor/ Consultant with Mott Macdonald Intl. working on key PFI projects across Scotland & England. A Certified BREEAM Assessor- Buildings with interests in the academic development and Training in Facilities Management worldwide.
Her commitment to advancing the profession began in the early days with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) as part of the Examiner Board assessing aspiring Facilities Professionals. Currently supporting the FMCC on various initiatives including membership liaison, development of webinars & articles to support our FMCC members and the wider IFMA membership.
As a Consultant, Karla’s key practice areas; is Transition Management; Transitioning of development projects from design & construction through to operation. Asset Management; Asset Lifecycle Planning, Management & Replacement. Asset Information Modelling & BIM for Operations and Technology geared to building performance and end-user wellbeing.
Interests include; training of aspiring FM team members, mentoring of FM Management personnel and academic development of the profession. Personal interests include spiritual growth, travelling, food enthusiast & an avid lover of music.  Karla can be contacted by email at


  • IFMA -FMCC “ Here’s How series”
  • FM in the Middle East ( IFMA-WWP Presentation 2015)
  • Applying the FM ISO Standards (IFMA Reviewer)
  • Various Reviews & participation in Case Studies IFMA and BIFM

FMCC Responsibilities:  Middle East

Director-South America: Ricardo Crepaldi, MSc

Ricardo is educated in chemistry and has more than 29 years of professional experience. For 23 years, he has been involved in industry, always in facilities and environmental areas, working with companies including Boehringer Ingelheim (Pharmaceutical), AB-InBev (Beverage) and General Motors (Automotive). He is a ISO 14000 auditor and has a Specialization Degree in Environmental Eng’g., as well enhancement in Controller and Business Administration. With more than 6 years in the academic area, he recently finished his Master’s Degree in Science and Environmental Technology, based on nanotechnology as the first step of a personal project of Post Ph.D. level.  Nowadays Ricardo works in academic research and teaching. He is also is a senior freelance consultant for companies in contract management, environmental management, facilities operations, continuous improvement, cash conservation, crisis management, problem solving, and sustainability.  He is an active member in many associations in Brazil and the US for facilities, environmental, and academic areas. His principal tasks are as an Advisor for ABRAFAC (Brazilian Facilities Association), Vice President of GRUPAS (Facilities Manager’s Group) and a President of a Chapter of ABES (Brazilian Environmental Association).
FMCC Responsibilities:  South America

Director-Sub Saharan Africa: Mike Liddle, CFM

Mike runs Business & Facilities an independent Real Estate and Facility Management consultancy operating in EMEA. His experience includes the control and co-ordination of multi-million Pound projects involving all aspects of FM, Real Estate, Design and Construction.  After managing the merger of Merck Sharpe & Dohme and Schering-Plough in 17 countries he has specialised in large scale outsource programmes on an EMEA basis for companies such as, AstraZeneca, Microsoft, Imation, Telefonica, Oracle, Kings College London and is currently working and advising on a major leading edge Free Zone Technology Village Flagship building in Abuja Nigeria.  He served as President of IFMA UK, President of European IFMA and is a past President of IFMA’s global Facility Management Consultants Council.

FMCC Responsibilities:  Sub Saharan Africa


Regional Director-China: Mario Qian

Mario has 15+ years of experience in facility management, corporate real estate, project management, asset management and consulting in China and Asia Pacific region. He worked as the head of real estate & facility management in Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Intel and was a regional leader of service providers such as Johnson Controls, Cushman & Wakefield and etc. The total assets under his management amounted to 20 billion US dollars. Mario previously was the co-Founder and First President of IFMA Shanghai Chapter.

FMCC Responsibilities:  China