17 March 2021
Mitie Group plc
LEI number: 213800MTCLTKEHWZMJ03
Mitie Group plc ('Mitie'), today announces the appointment of a new Group CFO. Simon Kirkpatrick, currently Director of Group Finance at Mitie, will join the Board as Group CFO with effect from 1 April 2021.
Simon joined Mitie in July 2019 from Balfour Beatty PLC where he held a number of senior finance roles including Finance Director for Major Projects and Group Head of Financial Planning & Analysis. Simon began his professional career with Ernst & Young and is a Chartered Accountant.
Simon's appointment follows an extensive search exercise carried out by external consultants on Mitie's behalf.
As previously announced, Andrew Peeler, who has held the role of Group CFO since December 2019 on a fixed term contract, will leave Mitie on 30 June 2021.
In the meantime, Andrew and Simon will be working together to ensure a seamless transition.
Derek Mapp, Chairman, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Simon to the Board, he brings with him a wealth of experience. The Board extends its thanks to Andrew for his significant contribution to Mitie over the last 15 months."
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Founded in 1987, Mitie is one of the UK's leading facilities management (FM) and professional services companies. We offer a range of services to Central Government and Defence, Communities (Healthcare, Education and Local Authorities); and Technical Services (Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services) and Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) to Private Sector clients in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Transport, Retail and Telecoms; and Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes and Waste Management).
Mitie, which acquired Interserve's FM business in December 2020, employs 77,500 people and is the champion of the 'Front-Line Heroes' who have kept Britain running during the COVID-19 pandemic. We take care of our customers' people and buildings, by delivering essential services and deploying industry leading technology to create safe and effective workspaces.
The business continues to execute its technology-led strategy and in the past six months has received multiple awards.
Find out more at www.mitie.com.