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New chief executive at phs

David Taylor-Smith has been named as the new Chief Executive of phs Group.

The appointment forms part of the hygiene services provider’s three-year change programme that has put phs customers at the heart of its business and modernised operational delivery.

Taylor-smith joins phs from VPS Group, a private equity owned business which provides protective services across seven countries in Europe, including the UK and Spain.

Prior to joining VPS, Taylor-Smith was on the main board of Aggreko Plc, the temporary power provider, where he ran Europe, Middle East and Africa, a portfolio of 53 countries.

He has also held several senior management positions at G4S, culminating as Group COO and CEO for UK and Africa. His portfolio at G4S spanned 35 countries and included route based businesses and a large facilities management business.

Speaking about his new role, which commenced on 9 April 2018, Taylor-Smith said: “I am keen to listen and to learn from our customers to ensure we continue to build a business that is agile, forward-thinking and fit for the future. I look forward to building on the work done to date and working with the team to make a positive and lasting difference for our customers throughout the UK, Ireland and Spain.”

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