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Anthony Kirby joins Serco as Group HR Director

Published: 5 Oct 2017

Serco Group plc, the international service company, is pleased to announce that Anthony Kirby has joined the company as Group Human Resources Director and member of the Group’s Executive Committee, from the beginning of this month.

Anthony has a wealth of experience from over 17 years at Compass Group; he was most recently Group Workforce and Organisation Director, responsible for supporting over 40 countries and prior to this he was the HR Director for Europe and Japan. Additionally, Anthony has held other roles at Compass Group including Director of Group Labour Strategy as well as being responsible for shared services and operational HR Director roles across a number of sectors in the UK. 

Anthony is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and holds Masters Degrees in both Strategic Human Resources and Employment Law & Industrial Relations. 

Rupert Soames, Group Chief Executive Officer, said, “I am delighted that Anthony is joining Serco. He brings considerable experience of working as a senior Human Resources Director in a large support services company, with a large international workforce. I am sure that he will make a considerable contribution to Serco as we continue to transform our business and implement our strategy to deliver innovative and excellent public services in our five core sectors of Justice & Immigration, Defence, Health, Transport and Citizen Services in the UK & Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.”

Anthony Kirby said, “I am especially excited to be joining Serco as Group HR Director because it is a company whose employees deliver important public services and make a real difference to the lives of the millions of people we support and who use our services. I look forward to working with the senior management team and our 50,000 colleagues internationally as we continue to transform the business and focus on improving the services that we deliver every day for our customers.”