New Infrastructure Resource Manager


NW RFCA has appointed Mark Byrne as new Infrastructure Resource Manager (IRM). MarkPic400

Previously the School Cadet Expansion Officer, Mark will be bringing a new emphasis to ‘Soft FM’ issues throughout the Reserve and Cadet estate in the North West.  His specific responsibilities are focussed on: utilities, energy monitoring and efficiency, waste management, grounds maintenance, statutory and mandatory tests and works, vehicle fleet management, insurances, telecoms, accommodation stores and health & safety.  He will look to maximise savings and efficiencies in these core areas while attempting to drive a better service for end users around the region.

Mark joined the Royal Air Force in January 1980 as an air traffic controller serving at RAF Brüggen, RAF Brize Norton, RAF Linton-on-Ouse and RAF Valley and as Senior Air Traffic Control Officer at RAF Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands.

In the mid-1990s he took a career break from the Royal Air Force in the IT industry as Special Projects Manager and Sales & Marketing Director.  Returning to the RAF in 1997, he took command of Operations Squadron at RAF Valley before assuming the position of Chief of Staff in 2006, a wide ranging role to bring together major projects, including the building of Anglesey Airport. 

In 2011, Mark called time on his RAF career to re-settle in the Liverpool area.  Before he could leave Wales he was asked to lead a regional regeneration initiative to establish a Town Development Trust which acted as a catalyst for future economic regeneration in Holyhead through property acquisition and renovation. 

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