ISS has announced Richard Sykes, currently CEO ISS UK & Ireland, will join the the company’s Executive Group Management as Regional CEO Western Europe.
Sykes has been working at ISS since 2012 and has been instrumental in developing ISS UK & Ireland as a lighthouse business for the Group.
Under Syke’s leadership, the UK & Ireland team has successfully grown and expanded the ISS business. Of particular note is the success in the development of major integrated facilities management business in both the public and private sectors.
UK & Ireland is the largest business in ISS, representing 16 per cent of Group revenue, and has around 47,000 employees.
Commenting on Syke’s new appointment, Jeff Gravenhorst, Group CEO ISS said:
”Richard’s appointment is yet another testament to the strength of our leadership pipeline expanding across regions and countries. I look very much forward to welcoming him to the EGM and to seeing him apply and extend his leadership, drive, and positive mind-set in this wider role. Under his leadership, Richard has bought some major IFM clients to our roster.”
“I’m proud to have seen the UK & Ireland business play a key role in retaining, expanding, and winning new business and look forward to the challenge of further expanding ISS’ success.
“We have a great team in the UK & Ireland which has worked hard to develop exceptional flagship partnerships with exceptional organisations and helped to establish our presence across the private and public sector. I’m equally proud of the work we’ve done to support our communities in the UK through both our corporate CR support with organisations such as the Prince’s Trust and supporting our clients.“
Sykes will take up his new appointment no later than 1 October 2016. He will continue to be based out of the UK in his new role.