Freya Cross steps down after four-year term
The Flexible Space Association, which represents over a thousand flexible workspace locations across the UK, is kicking off 2024 with the announcement of new board chair, Andrea Kolokasi. Kolokasi replaces Freya Cross, Head of Business and Corporate at The Deep, who served a four-year term as Flexible Space Association (FlexSA) chair.
Cross said of her experience, “FlexSA has a bright future ahead and it’s been a pleasure to play such a role in its journey thus far. The industry has seen huge growth in recent years and there’s a real sense of momentum and energy within the Association which is brilliant to see.”
Andrea Kolokasi has over twenty years of industry experience working at different levels across Workspace Group, which owns and provides 60 flexible office space locations across London. Since 2015, Kolokasi has held the position of Head of Business Development at Workspace Group, expanding Workspace’s offer, adding value to the customer experience and forging valuable relationships for the company. She has launched and manages over 120 meeting rooms for Workspace, which have proved extremely popular with both customers and external users, and launched the customer App.
Kolokasi explains, “After five years on the Board of FlexSA, I’m honoured to be taking on the role of Chair of an organisation providing such an excellent platform for companies and suppliers of different sizes to share knowledge and support each other.
“As the flexible office space industry has become more mainstream and resilient over the past few years, it is an ideal time to represent the industry. The flexible office space industry is no longer just about property; it has become more of a people business at its core. Quality service and customer experience are the heart of the industry, and I am passionate about promoting customer-centric practices and expertise.”
Kolokasi will collaborate with Jane Sartin, Executive Director at FlexSA, and Andrew Butterworth of Bruntwood, Vice-Chair of the Board, to maintain the association’s growth trajectory, membership expansion and increased levels of participation. Butterworth took up the role in September of 2023.
Sartin adds, “I am hugely grateful to Freya for her unstinting support for FlexSA‘s work, which included chairing the Board through the challenging times of the pandemic. She will continue to play an important role as a member of the Board.
“We have much to continue to build on with Andrea as our new Chair, working with Andrew, the Board and the wider membership to the collective benefit of the industry.”