Richard Sykes has taken up his new role as CEO at the UK business of the global facilities and property services outsourcer. Sykes joins from Carillion, where he was Managing Director of the group’s facilities services business.
Commenting on the move, David Openshaw, Regional CEO UK, Ireland, North America and the Middle East at ISS, said: “With extensive experience in leading strategic growth in highly competitive environments, Richard has a proven track record of driving customer experience and organisational change. He is a well-respected and recognised figure in the outsourcing industry and is currently Chairman of the Facilities Management Association. ISS has found the ideal leader for its UK business and we are confident that Richard will maintain the market gains that ISS is making.”
Sykes added: “I am thrilled to be joining a company with the scale and heritage of ISS. Having competed and partnered with it in the past, I am relishing the chance to play a key part in its growing success. Outsourcing is an increasingly viable option for many organisations and ISS is extremely well positioned to capitalise on its global delivery platform, integrated approach and motivated workforce.”