On appointment Bashforth will become a member of Serco’s Remuneration and Corporate Responsibility Committees.
Bashforth is a Non-Executive Director of Kier Group plc and a member of all of its Board committees, as well as a Governor of Leeds Beckett University.
Prior to these appointments, she was a senior executive at BP plc having spent over 24 years with the company in a variety of roles, including Group Head of Organisational Effectiveness, where she led BP’s global agenda on culture, diversity and change management. Subsequently, Kirsty has been running her own corporate advisory business, QuayFive, for the last two years.
Speaking about the appointment, Sir Roy Gardner, Serco’s Chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome Kirsty to Serco. She will be a valuable addition to the Board, bringing deep experience of complex businesses managing critical projects around the world. She also has built great expertise in change management and organisational effectiveness.”