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New CEO for Serco's UK & Europe, Local & Regional Government division

Published: 8 Aug 2014

Serco is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Benison as the new Chief Executive Officer for its UK & Europe, Local & Regional Government division, which in 2013 had revenues of over £900m and employed over 14,000 people.  Liz will join Serco on 1 September and will be a member of the Group's Executive Committee.

In this role, Liz will be responsible for Serco's work with local government clients, European institutions and some private sector clients.  These services include Health, Environmental Services, Leisure, support operations for European Agencies and Facilities Management services.

Liz is joining Serco from Computer Science Corp (CSC) where she has spent the last three years as VP and General Manager for their UK business.  In this role, Liz has managed a business of over £1bn and 8,000 employees, with over half of its revenues coming from government customers.  Over the last few years, Liz has developed a client-centred culture, achieved significant new wins for CSC and increased the profitability of the business.  Before joining CSC, Liz worked for Capgemini, Xansa plc, Ford Motor Company and Jaguar Cars.

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Rupert Soames, Serco Group Chief Executive Officer, said: "I am absolutely delighted to be welcoming Liz to Serco.  Liz has huge experience of building businesses through strong relationships with clients and delivering complex and long term contracts.  My thanks go to Andrew White who has led our Local & Regional Government division with great effectiveness and passion for the last eight months and our former UK&E division from November last year during a challenging and sensitive time."

Liz Benison said: "I am hugely excited to be joining Serco and look forward to working with the team to develop the business and deliver our operational promises to customers."

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