3 May 2016 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Richard Sykes, ISS's current UK & Ireland CEO, is to join the ISS executive group management as regional CEO of Western Europe.
The appointment will be effective no later than 1 October 2016, and Sykes will continue to work out of the UK.
Sykes joined ISS in 2012, and he has been a driving force in developing ISS UK & Ireland as a lighthouse business for the group. UK & Ireland is the largest business within ISS, representing 16 per cent of the group's revenue, with about 47,000 employees.
Under Sykes's leadership, the UK & Ireland team has expanded ISS's business. Of particular note is its success in the development of major integrated facilities management business in both the public and private sectors.
Jeff Gravenhorst, group CEO at ISS, said: "Richard's appointment is yet another testament to the strength of our leadership pipeline expanding across regions and countries. I look very much forward to welcoming him to the EGM and to seeing him apply and extend his leadership, drive, and positive mindset in this wider role. Under his leadership, Richard has bought some major IFM clients to our roster."