Bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to OCS, McGaghey has over 30 years of experience leading finance teams across the FMCG, Beverage, Pharma and Digital Marketing industries. He joins OCS from Williams Lea Tag, where he was Group CFO and successfully delivered an ambitious international M&A strategy under a private equity ownership structure similar to that of OCS.
In his role as Group CFO, McGaghey will work alongside OCS’ Group Chief Executive Officer, Rob Legge and the group’s supportive investors, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, to deliver an ambitious organic and acquisitive growth agenda.
Legge said of McGaghey’s appointment: “I’m delighted to welcome Gary to the OCS team at such a pivotal stage of our growth journey. Gary’s impressive background and extensive experience in building market-leading finance teams make him such a valuable asset for us as we strive to achieve our ambitious growth targets and deliver on our ambition of being the best for our people and the places we serve.
“Our people are at the heart of our business, and our success will depend on a leadership team whose stewardship reflects this ethos. Gary’s alignment with our values and his impressive financial expertise makes him a perfect fit for OCS. We are delighted to have him on board!”
McGaghey commented: “I’m very excited to be joining Rob and the rest of the team at OCS at this pivotal time for the group. It has always been clear to me that a business’s success lies in its employees’ collective effort and working together. I’m only at the start of my journey with OCS, but I’m very encouraged to see how our 100,000+ colleagues are at the heart of our customer success.
“The facilities services industry plays an often underappreciated, but critical, role in keeping businesses operating, people safe, and entire communities running. I’m hoping that my previous involvement in delivering growth across a range of industries which OCS serves will help us achieve our ambitions.”
McGaghey’s appointment, which follows the successful merger of OCS Group with Atalian’s UK, Ireland, and Asia operations in March 2023, comes at an important time for the group, representing another significant step towards OCS’ mission of becoming one of the world’s best international facilities service providers.