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Stephanie strengthens Sykes’ ISS team

01 March 2012

Richard Sykes has joined ISS UK as its new CEO. He was previously Managing Director of Carillion plc’s facilities services business.

Richard Sykes

David Openshaw, Regional CEO UK, Ireland, North America and the Middle East, ISS, said:

“With extensive experience in leading strategic growth in highly competitive environments, Richard has a proven track record of driving customer experience and organisational change. He is a well-respected and recognised figure in the outsourcing industry and is currently Chairman of the Facilities Management Association. ISS has found the ideal leader for its UK business and we are confident that Richard will maintain the market gains that ISS is making.”

Sykes began his career with Taylor Woodrow as a graduate before gaining an MBA and becoming the Director of its services business. He joined Carillion FM in 2009 leading his team across a variety of public & private sector customers.

Sykes commented: “I am thrilled to be joining a company with the scale and heritage of ISS. Having competed and partnered with it in the past, I am relishing the chance to play a key part in its growing success. Outsourcing is an increasingly viable option for many organisations and ISS is extremely well positioned to capitalise on its global delivery platform, integrated approach and motivated workforce.”

Meanwhile, ISS Facility Services Food and Hospitality has appointed Stephanie Hamilton as Executive Director of its UK operations. She will become a board member of the ISS specialist caterer and have responsibility for the delivery of its operations across the UK.

Hamilton was previously with Aramark as Divisional Director for Business & Industry across the UK.

Stephanie Hamilton

Andy Chappell, MD, ISS Facility Services Food and Hospitality, said: “Stephanie will add further strength to our team. Despite a tough economic environment, ISS Facility Services Food and Hospitality has continued to grow by delivering truly personalised catering, hospitality and staff restaurant services. Being passionate about food is essential and Stephanie shares our focus on creating bespoke dining experiences for our customers every day. Her experience will be invaluable to make sure we can provide quality food experiences at the price points our customers need.”

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