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Directorate change

Published: 6 Sep 2016

Serco Group plc (‘Serco’ or ‘the Group’), the international service company, announces the following Non-Executive Director changes.

Malcolm Wyman has notified the Board of his intention to step down with effect from 31 October 2016.  Malcolm joined the Board in January 2013 and in May 2013 became Chair of the Audit Committee.  The Board would like to express their appreciation for the significant contribution that Malcolm has made during the prior period of stabilising the business and more recently during the process of appointing a new External Auditor for the Group. The Board is greatly indebted to the time and energy Malcolm has put into this role.

John Rishton joins the Board as Non-Executive Director with effect from 13 September 2016 to enable a handover period with Malcolm and will become Chair of the Audit Committee from 1 November 2016.  John was Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc between 2011 and 2015, having previously been Chief Executive and President of Royal Ahold NV and, prior to that, Chief Financial Officer. He was also formerly Chief Financial Officer of British Airways plc.

John has extensive Non-Executive experience, including currently being a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Unilever plc and a Non-Executive Director of Informa plc.

Sir Roy Gardner, Serco's Chairman, said: "I am delighted to welcome John to Serco. His extensive knowledge and track record, in a range of industries, will be a great addition to the Board in areas that are key to strengthening Serco further.  In addition, I would like to personally thank Malcolm for his significant contribution to the Board during a crucial time of securing a good foundation for Serco upon which to build a successful future."

John Rishton commented: “I am delighted to be joining the Board of Serco and look forward to working with the team to help the business prosper.”

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