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Leadership appointments put ABM’s strategic vision on track for 2024

Integrated facility and aviation services provider, ABM, has appointed a new Managing Director and Finance Leader as it continues to deliver on its ambitious growth plans.

Campbell Murdoch has joined the business as Managing Director for the Business & Industry division, as part of the senior leadership team.

Led by SVP & President for UK and Ireland Richard Sykes, Murdoch will work alongside Jim Niblock, Managing Director for Transport & Aviation, and Ian Anderson, Managing Director for All Ireland.

With over 20 years in senior board positions, Murdoch joins ABM from City FM where he held the role of Managing Director. He will play a key part in delivering ABM’s growth strategy which puts an immediate focus on the rapid expansion of the technical services offering.

Murdoch said of his new role: “I am delighted to join such a dynamic team all motivated to deliver on our goal to grow the ABM business. I have been extremely impressed with those I have already met within the Business & Industry team and I am looking forward to working with them to seize the enormous opportunity in front of us.”

ABM has also appointed Liz Freeman as Shared Services Director, Finance, for UK & Ireland. She brings a wealth of sector experience holding senior financial roles over the last 20 years, most recently for OCS.

These appointments follow that of Niall Partridge as Finance Director for UK & Ireland and Simon Barnes as Vice President of Sales in the UK & Ireland at the end of 2023. Together, they are tasked with delivering the business’ ambition for the immediate future and the long-term.

Sykes said of the appointments:“We have entered 2024 with an incredible team in place, ready to deliver on our strategy with efficiency and speed. Contributing industry leading credentials, Campbell and Liz are welcomed additions to the leadership and we are over the moon to have them on our team.

“We have many strengths behind us now to push deeper into our chosen sectors including Transport, Business & Industry, Public Sector and Distribution and Manufacturing and I am confident that we will be seeing significant results in the coming months and years.”

Alongside building the right leadership team, a significant part of ABM’s immediate strategy has been to integrate teams under a One ABM approach. Following the move of the London Bridge office into the Transport for London (TfL) North Greenwich offices, the Blackjack Promotions team in Ireland has also moved into the ABM Ireland HQ (formerly Momentum Support). Most recently, ABM announced the relocation of the two West London offices to a new head office at Heathrow. ABM says the moves are an “investment” into its people and the business’ vision for a more aligned culture.

Campbell Murdoch will be taking part in an executive roundtable discussion hosted by FMJ in partnership with Facilio on the role of technology in data-led building operations to develop a tech-centric approach to sustainability in building operations. The highlights of the discussion will be published in the April issue of FMJ.


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