Serco formed the Unit to provide a strong platform to enhance existing FM contracts and broaden capability across its work in defence, justice and immigration, health, citizen services and transport.
Ben Bayot, who joined Serco in January following the company’s acquisition of Facilities First Australia, will lead the Facilities Management Business Unit.
The acquisition brought dedicated local skills and infrastructure in cleaning, maintenance and management services into the Serco fold.
Serco Asia Pacific CEO Peter Welling says, “The appointment of Bayot as the managing director of our new Facilities Management Business Unit delivers significant expertise. [Bayot] will work closely with all our current business areas combining our local knowledge with true international expertise.
“Our Defence Unit… has built years of experience and with the knowledge drawn from our work in the UK and Middle East, combined with Facilities First, has a compelling set of skills to support defence across the region.
“Likewise, our key portfolios in health and open space management and maintenance will be enhanced by the integration of Facilities First, which includes the transition of 2500 employees and experienced management team to Serco.
“I am proud to have put substantial work into building out our considerable skills in asset and facilities management, which will enable us to offer enhanced services to our existing clients and reach new markets through our broadened capabilities.”