Unispace to leverage Tham’s 25 years of operational excellence experience to support growth goals.
London, June 21, 2022 – Today Unispace, a global strategy, design, and construction firm creating people-centric spaces, announced the appointment of Amanda Tham as its Global Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Amanda has more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership positions across multiple industries and countries – including serving as Group CFO of the Asia unit of Hiscox Ltd, Managing Director of Business Development for State Street Bank, and CFO for General Electric. Amanda will work across all regions Unispace operates in – Asia, EMEA, ANZ and Americas – with her base at Unispace’s London and Singapore studios.
In her role as CFO, Amanda will play a pivotal role in spearheading Unispace’s next stage of growth, and in driving operational excellence. Owned by private equity firm PAG, Unispace has ambitious plans to continue to grow geographically and deepen its specializations across offices, labs, higher education, sports and entertainment spaces. Within the past year, Unispace acquired global experiential design firm Downstream and Irish life sciences engineering design firm Biopharma Engineering—now ‘Unispace Life Sciences’.
“Amanda's unique blend of industry experience, along with previous work with private equity investors, will be instrumental in helping us achieve our growth plans," said Steve Quick, Global CEO at Unispace.
"We are thrilled to see that our unique platform and culture continues to attract top talent with diverse experiences, enabling us to better support our clients with creating spaces that accelerate business and people success.” - Steve Quick, Global CEO, Unispace
“Unispace has an incredible offering. I’m looking forward to building on our momentum and helping to deliver success for our clients. I was also inspired by Unispace’s focus on building a strong Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) program,” said Tham. “With my passion for ‘financial inclusion,’ I’m excited to contribute to that.”
Amanda’s passion for financial inclusion has led her to dedicate her business and finance experience to helping non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and B-Corporations grow sustainably and accomplish their mission in this regard. Amanda is a board member of Bettr Lives and created a Financial Literacy Program for Bettr Barista, the first B Corporation in Singapore working with marginalized women and youths.
A strategy, design, and construction leader creating people-centric spaces for a rapidly changing world. Unispace is a global firm that offers a unified team solution for creating spaces that spark brilliance, deepen connections, foster a sense of belonging and propel success. With 5,500 projects completed, a presence across 26 countries, and 800+ employees worldwide, Unispace creates spaces powered by collaborative client partnerships, delivered seamlessly across borders, and enabled by real-world insights.'
Unispace was founded in 2010. After ten years as a privately owned business that experienced unparalleled growth internationally, Unispace was acquired by leading private equity firm PAG in 2021. PAG is one of the world’s largest Asia-focused private investment firms, with a network of 200 seasoned investment professionals in nine key offices around the world.