Serco Group plc (‘Serco’ or ‘the Company’), the international service company, announces today that Lynne Peacock and Ian El-Mokadem will be appointed as Non-Executive Directors of Serco with effect from 1 July 2017.
The Company further announces that Ralph Crosby, Jr has notified the Board of his intention to stand down as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 July 2017. Ralph joined the Board on 30 June 2011.
Sir Roy Gardner, Serco’s Chairman said “I am delighted to welcome Lynne and Ian to Serco. They bring deep knowledge and experience from the wider service sector, and provide additional skills to the Serco Board. These will strengthen our business further as we look to complete our transformation and move forward on our long-term goals. I would like to thank Ralph, on behalf of the Board and the Company, for all of his support and dedication in helping to guide Serco through some turbulent times and we are grateful for his contribution.”
Lynne Peacock is a Non-Executive Director of Standard Life plc and a member of its Audit Committee, and Non-Executive Chairman of Standard Life Assurance Limited. Lynne is also a Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director of Nationwide Building Society where she chairs its Remuneration Committee and is a member of its Audit, Risk and Nominations and Governance Committees, and a Non-Executive Director of Scottish Water where she chairs its Audit Committee. Previously she was Chief Executive of National Australia Bank Limited's UK businesses and Chief Executive Officer of Woolwich plc. Lynne brings substantial executive and non-executive experience of large-scale international business operations and service delivery.
Ian El-Mokadem is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Exova Group plc. Prior to joining Exova Group in 2011, he was Group Managing Director, UK & Ireland of Compass Group plc, where he was also a member of the Executive Committee. Before Compass, Ian held positions with Centrica plc and the global management consultancy, Accenture. Ian brings experience of working with central and local government, together with extensive knowledge of contracting and of complex business transformation. Ian also has a broad international perspective which he has gained both through his education and his business career.
On appointment, Lynne Peacock will become a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees and Ian El-Mokadem will become a member of the Group Risk and Corporate Responsibility Committees.
There is no other information to be disclosed under the requirements of Listing Rule 9.6.13R in relation to these appointments.