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Stephen Ballesty

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Stephen Ballesty is a sought-after international keynote presenter and leading consultant on topics related to the planning, delivery and management of a more productive and sustainable Built Environment.   With over 25 years experience he is one of the most recognizable names in the world of Facilities Management, Ballesty delivers practical insights on property asset performance optimization and future repositioning. with an eloquent and engaging stage presence he motivates and equips audiences to take action.

Stephen is a Certified Facility Manager (CFM), Chartered FM Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor, Cost Engineer and Terotechnologist with science, engineering, environmental and management qualifications.  He is a Director, and the Sydney-based Head of Advisory for global property, construction and facilities consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall.

Stephen is also a leading industry participant since 1994, he served on the governing Boards of FMA Australia (2000-09, including 2005-06 as national Chairman) and Australian Government’s FM Action Agenda (2004-08 as Deputy Chairman). In 2007 he was the first Oceania / Asia representative appointed to the Board of the IFMA Foundation, and is currently serving as the first ever non North American Chairman of this body.

The IFMA Foundation’s vision is to expand our knowledge of the Built Environment in a changing world through scholarships, education and research.  Since 2008 Stephen has been the lead presenter for the “Rock the Foundation” tour speaking initiative across four continents.  

Stephen was also an industry reviewer on the Australian Government’s ‘Water Efficiency Guide’ (2006) and the ‘ESD Operations Guide for owners, managers and tenants’ (2009).  He is also the co-author of CRC-CI's award winning 'FM as a business enabler' (2007), RICS's 'Technical Due Diligence Guidelines' (2009), PCA’s 'a Guide to Office Building Quality' (2006 and 2010) and FMA Australia’s ‘An Operational Guide to Sustainable Facilities Management’ (2010).

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