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Executive changes at Interserve

Lynn Mawdsley is leaving the business to focus on a non-executive career

Interserve Group has announced a number of changes to the company’s Executive Team following the successful sale of the company’s Support Services division to Mitie.

Lynn Mawdsley, Managing Director of the Support Services division, is stepping down from her role to focus on a non-executive career.

Mawdsley joined the company in January 2019 as Deputy Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Interserve Plc, and CFO of the Support Services division. She was appointed as Managing Director of Support Services in January 2020.

Alan Lovell, Chairman of Interserve Group, said: “Lynn has played a pivotal role at Interserve over the last two years.

“As well as helping the business navigate a period of major transition, she has led the Support Services division through the sale process as well as the Covid-19 crisis, ensuring delivery of our critical facilities management services to public and private sector customers, including the North West Nightingale NHS Hospital Trust.”

Speaking of her time at Interserve, Mawdsley said: “I am grateful to have had the opportunity to lead the Support Services division through such an important time for the business.

“The last two years have been incredibly challenging. I’m proud of what we have achieved as a team, particularly in 2020, given the context in which we have all been operating.

“It has been a privilege to have been part of the Interserve family, and I’m always humbled by the amazing service our 29,000 frontline colleagues deliver every day.”

Mawdsley will be leaving the business on 31 December 2020 along with Corporate Affairs Director, Jonathon Refoy. Both of them will continue to serve on the Executive Team until the end of this year.

Andy McDonald, General Counsel and Company Secretary and John Lambert, Group Human Resources Director, will be leaving the business in the first half of 2021 and will remain on the Executive Team.

Lovell added: It has been a pleasure to work with Lynn Jonathan, Andy and John, all of whom have served as key members of the Executive Team during the most challenging period in the company’s history.

“They have made a huge contribution to Interserve, playing a critical role through the deleveraging process in 2019 and helping to build a strong foundation for the business as it embarked on its journey as a private company. They have also helped lead the company’s response to both COVID-19 and the recent cyber-attack.

“The Board and our shareholders would like to thank them for all their hard work and wish them every success in the future.”

 

 

 

 

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