Multi-disciplinary consultancy, Acivico, has appointed Ian Edwards as its first Strategic Property Asset Management Director.

Ian brings extensive experience of leading transformation programmes to replace or maintain property which is informed by a 25-year career in the built environment sector.

He specialises in taking a holistic approach that provides assurance around building safety and compliance, maximises building efficiency and highlights opportunities for investment.

With experience of working with both private and public sector organisations, he has also led on the delivery of ground-breaking initiatives to improve better use of public assets and developed systems and processes to maximise the efficient use of buildings and land assets.

Chris Hall, Group Managing Director of Acivico, said: “An increasing number of organisations now recognise the importance of having an effective fit-for-purpose property strategy which aligns with their overall operational strategy.  Ian has a proven track record in the delivery of property asset management and an innovative approach which aligns with that of Acivico.  His appointment adds to the expertise held within our business and will enable us to provide a market-leading asset management service to our clients.”

Acivico employs 145 people and provides a range of design, building control, professional services and asset management services. The consultancy has been involved in the delivery of some of the most prestigious construction projects in the West Midlands region including Centenary Square, the redevelopment of Paradise Circus, HS2 and the 2022 Commonwealth Games.