– UK, Reading – Interserve (LSE:IRV), the international support services and construction group, announces today the appointment of Mark Whiteling as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1 October 2017, at which point he will also join the Interserve Plc board.  Mark is a non-executive director of Hogg Robinson Group Plc, where he is the Senior Independent Director, chairs the audit committee and sits on the remuneration and nominations committees and of Connect Group Plc, where he chairs the audit committee and sits on the remuneration and nomination committees.

Mark has considerable listed company experience having held Deputy and Interim Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer roles in Premier Farnell Plc prior to its take-over by Avnet, and Finance Director of Communisis and Group Finance Director of Tibbett and Britten.

Mark started his career with Coopers and Lybrand in New Zealand before moving to the USA and joining Smithkline Beecham where he held a number of finance roles again in the UK and the USA. He then moved to Enodis as Director of planning & control and later Chief Financial Officer, Europe and Rest of World.

Interserve Chairman Glyn Barker commented, “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 his experience will bring great value to the Group.”

Interserve Chief Executive Officer, Debbie White commented, “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.”

About Interserve

Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Our vision is to redefine the future for people and places. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a successful, growing, international business: a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and listed in the FTSE. We have gross revenues of £3.7 billion and a workforce of circa 80,000 people worldwide.

For more information, visit: www.interserve.com

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