Andrew Jenner, Group Chief Financial Officer of Serco since 2002, has formally advised the Group of his intention to step down from the Board and as CFO once there is a successor.
Alastair Lyons said: “Over the 17 years he has been with Serco, Andrew Jenner has made a significant contribution through his personal commitment to the Company, not least by his agreement to stay on until there is a successor. He will take our best wishes with him.”
Following the arrival on 1 May of Rupert Soames as Group Chief Executive, Ed Casey will become Group Chief Operating Officer in which capacity he will continue to serve on the Board. Ed’s appointment will ensure continuity of operational leadership and will enable Rupert to spend the time he needs to familiarise himself with the business. Ed was initially appointed to the Serco Group plc Board on 25 October 2013 as Acting Group CEO, having led Serco’s Americas division since 2005. Resolutions in respect of both Rupert’s and Ed’s appointments to the Serco Group plc Board will be proposed at the Annual General Meeting on 8 May 2014.
Alastair Lyons, non-executive Chairman of Serco Group plc, said: “Ed’s leadership has been instrumental in the development and implementation of our comprehensive programme of corporate renewal and the actions necessary for the delivery of excellent public services with openness and transparency, and his taking the role of COO will ensure that this focus continues without pause. I would like to express huge appreciation for his unstinting commitment as Acting Group Chief Executive.”
In accordance with the Listing Rules, there are no additional matters that would require disclosure under LR 9.6.13 R (1) to (6) in relation to this appointment.