Rupert joined Serco as Group Chief Executive on 1 May 2014, tasked with turning around what was at the time, a troubled business. He came from Aggreko plc, the temporary power business, where he served 11 years as Chief Executive. During his tenure at Aggreko, the market capitalisation of the business increased from £450 million to over £5 billion.
Prior to Aggreko, he was with the software company Misys plc for five years, latterly as Chief Executive of its Banking and Securities Division. He spent the first 16 years of his career at GEC plc. He studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University and was President of the Oxford Union.
Until recently Rupert was a senior independent director of Electrocomponents plc and a member of the remuneration, nomination and audit committees.
Rupert is a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University.
Ed has been with Serco since 2005. He was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer in May 2014 after initially being appointed to the Board in October 2013 as Acting Group Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Ed was Chief Executive Officer of Serco's Americas Division. He is also a member of the Executive Committee. Under Ed's leadership, the Americas business tripled in size and successfully integrated two acquisitions: RCI in 2006 and SI International in 2008.
Prior to Serco, Ed worked for nine years in the energy business, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of NP Energy Inc., an energy marketing business he founded and later sold; President and Chief Operating Officer of Tenneco Energy until it was sold for $4 billion; and as Group President and as Chief Financial Officer for LG&E Energy Corp.Read more
Ed worked over ten years in investment banking and private equity, including with The Blackstone Group and Fremont Group LLC.
Until December 2016 Ed wass a director of Talen Energy Corporation.Read less
Angus joined Serco on 27 October 2014 as Group Chief Financial Officer. Angus joined Serco from Aggreko plc, the FTSE-100 temporary power business, where he served 14 years as Chief Financial Officer and latterly, Interim Chief Executive. Angus brings corporate finance and accounting experience, gained across a variety of sectors whilst working for highly competitive global companies. During his tenure at Aggreko he managed the finance function across more than 100 countries during a period of rapid growth.Read more
Prior to Aggreko, Angus spent three years as Managing Director of Pringle of Scotland, a division of Dawson International Plc; five years at PepsiCo Inc in a number of senior finance positions, including Regional Finance Director for Central Europe; and several years at KPMG working in the UK and USA. Angus is also an experienced non-executive director, currently serving on the Board of GKN Plc.Read less
Guy joined Serco in 1995 as Director Corporate Strategy to develop Serco’s response to the Private Finance Initiative and provide input in to group accounting and funding decisions. Prior to joining Serco, Guy worked for Deloitte & Touche for ten years. In 1997, Guy assumed responsibilities for the Group’s insurance and pension and became a Non-Executive Director overseeing the Group’s Private Finance Initiative Division. In 1999, Guy set up Serco’s Mergers and Acquisitions team which he continues to lead.Read more
Guy holds Non-Executive positions on the Divisional Boards. In his role, Guy is responsible for considering the Group’s strategy with respect to market development, acquisitions and large bids. Guy also heads up the Serco Pensions, Insurance and Programmes Departments as Chairman of the Investment Committee.Read less
Geoff joined Serco in August 2008 as Group HR Director and worked directly for the CEO. Previously, Geoff was EVP of HR for Airbus Industries based in Toulouse, France. He had responsibility for all aspects of HR globally for Airbus and was a direct report to the CEO and a member of the Executive Committee. Additionally, Geoff was also President of The Air Business Academy as well as being a member of the German Supervisory Board, the French and the UK boards of Airbus. Whilst at Airbus, Geoff was one of the designers and executive sponsors of the Power8 programme that sought to achieve multi-billion euro savings for the company. Prior to working for Airbus, Geoff spent 14 years working at Nortel Networks.
His last role was VP of HR for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, latterly taking responsibility for Asia. Before moving back to the UK, Geoff had the role of VP of HR for Nortel’s Global Professional Services division based in Boston, Massachusetts. He held a variety of other HR roles with Nortel as well as the Inmac Corporation and Racal.
Mark was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Serco Asia Pacific in April 2013 after joining Serco as Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific in January 2013.
Mark has extensive international experience in business and operations management, holding numerous senior leadership positions in state-owned, public and private equity business environments.
Prior to joining Serco, Mark was COO for the China National Bluestar Group based in Beijing. In this role he was responsible for leading the operations of the group's $8 billion business portfolio, and was a member of the executive leadership team responsible for strategic planning, M&A and other capital market transactions. Prior to working in China, Mark spent 11 years in leadership roles in Singapore, Japan and the United States with multinational companies including General Electric.Read more
Mark's formal education includes a degree in Applied Science, post graduate studies in International Business and an MBA.Read less
David (Dave) J. Dacquino serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Serco Inc., a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services to every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. federal civilian agencies, the intelligence community, the Government of Canada, state and local governments, and commercial clients.Read more
Mr. Dacquino oversees the $1 billion business with approximately 8,000 employees providing support in the areas of defense, transportation and citizen services. Mr. Dacquino brings to Serco more than 30 years of experience in the defense, aeronautics and technical services industry.
In his previous role at Serco, Mr. Dacquino served as Senior Vice President of the Defense Services business unit and oversaw the Company's work in the areas of ship and shore/base modernization, hardware integration, acquisition and program management, logistics support, and personnel readiness.
Before Serco, Dave served as President and CEO of SkyLink, a leading aviation and logistics service provider with international operations in over 60 countries. Previous roles included: CEO for the North America operations of VT Group, a technology integrator with a strong focus on C4ISR, transportation, logistics and facilities management; Vice President and lead executive of Raytheon Technical Services Company's integrated support solutions division; and an extensive career at Lockheed Martin, where he ultimately held the position of Vice President and General Manager of logistic services and oversaw more than 3,500 personnel at 75 locations worldwide.Read less
Born in Zimbabwe, Kevin was educated at St George’s College, Salisbury. After completing National Service, he studied at the University of Witwatersrand for a BSc Electrical Engineering.
His part time job at university, training and supplying students for the South African hospitality industry, became a full-time business in catering. This included a successful restaurant, food production company, and location catering division (mostly for television but including films such as Cry Freedom, and Red Scorpion.)
In 1991 Kevin, who is British, moved to the UK and ran a large leisure centre before moving into contract catering with Gardner Merchant in 1994. By 1997 he was Divisional Managing Director for Citation South, running a large portfolio of blue chip corporates, before heading up Sodexho Travel.
Kevin moved to ARAMARK in 2002 to head up Specialist Markets, supporting mainly public sector areas of Healthcare, Education, Defence, and Criminal Justice.
From 2006 he ran Balfour Beatty WorkPlace, the FM arm of the Group. After significant growth there, Kevin was promoted to CEO of the newly-formed Support Services division in January 2011.Read more
The division turned over £1.5bn, had 20,000 employees, and included utilities, integrated facilities management, highways, rail infrastructure and the UK Shared Services operations.
Currently Kevin is CEO of Serco Central Government Division, which comprises three business units: Defence, Transport, and Justice & Immigration. The business has circa £1.1bn revenues and 9,700 employees.Read less
Liz joined Serco on 1 September 2014 from Computer Science Corporation (CSC) where she spent the previous three years as VP and General Manager for their UK business. In this role, Liz managed a business of over £1bn and 8,000 employees, with over half its revenues coming from government customers. Liz worked closely with the UK Cabinet Office on CSC’s corporate renewal plans, achieved significant new wins for the company and increased the profitability of the business. She also drove a significant turnaround of the UK Business, as part of the Group’s overarching transformation programme.
Prior to joining CSC, Liz was VP COO of Capgemini’s Financial Services Division, and before that UK Chief Operating Officer of Xansa plc. She joined Xansa via the acquisition of a start up company, Druid, where Liz was the UK MD.
Initially trained as a Manufacturing Engineer, Liz has also worked for Jaguar Cars and the Ford Motor Company. She is a graduate of Nottingham University’s Engineering Faculty.
CEO of Serco’s UK&E Local and Regional Government Division, which currently comprises the Citizen Services, Direct Services, European and Health businesses.Read less
David is the Chief Executive Officer for Serco Middle East and is responsible for business growth and delivery of the core sectors in which Serco operates across the region. These sectors include Transport, Aviation and Defence and Health and Integrated Facilities Management.
As a member of the Serco Executive Committee, David works closely with other CEOs across the business on global projects, such as the Rail Centre of Excellence which will be based in Dubai.
David joined Serco in November 2015 as the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary.
He leads on legal and commercial activities, the company secretarial function and on governance and compliance matters.
He has extensive experience in the IT and services businesses having held roles as General Counsel of the BT Global Services division of BT plc as well as senior counsel of DuPont de Nemours. David started his career in private practice at Ashurst the leading City law firm and he is a qualified solicitor. He attended Southampton University and he is a non-executive director of the Legal Services Board, the independent body responsible for overseeing the regulation of lawyers in England and Wales and a member of its Audit Committee.
Kate Steadman joined Serco as Group Strategy Director in February 2016. She is responsible for the further development of our strategy, as well as Marketing, Internal Communications, and leading our efforts to further develop Serco’s reputation as a valued and respected source of innovative thinking about the delivery of public services. Kate was previously Senior Vice President for Strategy for the Global Government & Agencies business of Sodexo Group, with a footprint across 80 countries.
Prior to this Kate was responsible for Strategy and Public Sector Development for Sodexo in the UK and Ireland. Until 2010, Kate was an adviser to senior politicians in the fields of Criminal Justice, Home Affairs, Legal Affairs, Prisons & Probation. She graduated from Cambridge University and was President of the Cambridge Union.