The Flexible Space Association (FlexSA), the UK’s flexible workspace trade body, today announces significant changes to our Board.
We are very pleased to announce long-standing Board member Freya Cross, Head of Business & Corporate at The Deep, as the new Chairman of FlexSA.
Freya has spent the last 20 years of her career at The Deep, the internationally-acclaimed aquarium in Hull where, as Head of Business & Corporate, she is responsible for The Deep Business Centre, and for the smooth running of a wide variety of events hosted by the tourist attraction. Freya returned to the Association’s Board in 2015 having previously served from 2004 to 2006.
Our previous Chair Andrew Butterworth recently took the decision to step down after three years in post. Drawing on his experience as Commercial Director at Bruntwood, a company operating within the flexible workspace industry with more than £1bn in assets under ownership, Andrew has provided leadership and direction to the Association during the period he has served. He will remain a valued member of the FlexSA Board.
The final change comes with the announcement of IWG’s Richard McVay to the role of Board member. His position at the world’s biggest flexible workspace provider IWG is Vice President for Operations in the UK and Ireland. McVay’s appointment continues the trend of flexible workspace providers, large and small, being represented on the Board, ensuring a range of perspectives are considered when key industry issues are discussed.
As an Association, we believe the new appointments will ensure FlexSA is at the forefront of representing the industry across the UK. The FlexSA Board will comprise a range of independent operators and multi-location operators, meaning a variety of perspectives continue to be represented when important flexible workspace issues are discussed.