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Ian Entwisle

CEO, GWS | Local

Ian Entwisle CEO, GWS | Local

Professional Experience

Ian Entwisle is the Chief Executive Officer of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) APAC/EMEA businesses. He has served in this role since 2018.

Ian is responsible for leading the combined $5bn businesses which encompasses more than 29,000 employees across both regions, operating out of CBRE offices and embedded within client premises. The businesses serve over 800+ contracted clients and services include:

  • Facilities management
  • Project management
  • Advisory & Transaction services
  • Management consulting


Prior to his current position, Ian served as Chief Executive Officer for CBRE’s GWS EMEA business since 2014, following the successful integration of the CBRE, Norland Managed Services and the Johnson Controls Global Workplace Solutions businesses.

Before his roles at CBRE, Ian served as Chief Executive Officer at Norland Managed Services. During his time at Norland he grew the business into a nationally recognised, industry leading, building services business with 11 offices across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Ian had previously enjoyed a successful career with Satchwell Controls for over 14 years. He began as a Controls Engineer and worked rapidly through the business into various sales and management positions and finally as UK General Manager. His roles encompassed the management of overseas as well as UK offices.

Ian began his career as an apprentice engineer with the NHS.

Professional Affiliations and Education

  • HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Harvard Advanced Management Programme
  • London Business School, Accelerated Development Programme
  • CBRE Enterprise Executive Development Programme
Ian Entwisle CEO, GWS | Local