Interserve has today announced that Mark Whiteling will become the Group’s Chief Financial Officer next month.
Mark’s role will start on 1 October, after which time he will also join the Board at Interserve.
The appointment, which strengthen’s the Group’s hand, is another step in increasing the strength at the top of the chain according to Interserve’s Chairman, Glyn Barker.
He said: “Following the appointment of Debbie White as CEO, Mark’s appointment is the next step in strengthening our top team to lead the transformation of Interserve.
“I am delighted to welcome Mark. His personal style and breadth of experience will bring great value to the Group.”
The level of experience that the new Chief Finance Officer brings with him is vast; he has worked in positions and locations throughout the world, including New Zealand, the USA and the UK.
Much of his work has been in the finance world, with roles as Director of planning & control and Chief Financial Officer already on Mark’s CV.
Married to this finance experience is considerable time spent working within listed companies, with roles including Deputy and Interim Chief Executive at Premier Farnell plc, as well as a Finance Director position at Communisis and Group Finance Director job at Tibbett and Britten.
Debbie White, Interserve’s Chief Executive Officer, believes this latest appointment is a huge step in ensuring the company’s overall strategy is delivered.
She said: “I’m delighted to have Mark joining the team at Interserve. As we develop and execute the Group’s strategy, Mark’s impressive wealth of leadership, financial and investor relations experience will be crucial in supporting the growth of our business and delivering value to our shareholders.”
This announcement follows the news that the company saw profits fall in the first half of the year, with the UK construction arm suffering a £2 million loss.
However, the restructuring of the business means those at Interserve are confident about the future and today’s appointment is a step in that direction.