MITIE Group announces Philippa Couttie to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, Bristol – Mitie Group plc (LSE:MTO), is pleased to announce the appointment of Philippa Couttie as a Non-Executive Director of Mitie, with effect from 15 November 2017.

Philippa has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. She spent five years leading Westminster Council, prior to which she served as the Cabinet Member for Housing and was the Deputy Cabinet Minister for Children Services, following a year as a local Councillor.

Before progressing her career in public service, Philippa was a Director at Citigroup Capital following its takeover of Schroders, where she headed up its principal finance business.

Philippa has served as a non-executive director on a number of boards since 2006. These include the London Local Enterprise Partnership Board, chairing the West End Partnership, and sitting on the governing body for Imperial College – whilst also chairing its Audit Committee.

Philippa was recently ennobled and joined the House of Lords in 2016. She has an BSc (Hons) from the University of St Andrew’s in Psychology.

Derek Mapp, Chairman of Mitie, said: “I am delighted to welcome Philippa to the Board of Mitie. Her expertise across business, finance and both local and national government will be invaluable to Mitie as we continue to deliver our transformation programme and execute our Connected Workspace strategy.”

Philippa Couttie, said: “I am very much looking forward to joining the Board at Mitie and to working alongside the other Board members. It is an exciting time for Mitie, as it moves into its next phase and re-positions itself for the changing market.”

About Mitie Group

Mitie is a FTSE 250 business providing a wide range of facilities management and professional services, from real estate consultancy, project management, energy consultancy, compliance, risk assessment and security systems to cleaning, catering, engineering, technical and environmental services and a range of specialist services.

We work in partnership with organisations to deliver long-term savings, managing and maintaining some of the nation’s most recognised landmarks for a range of blue-chip public and private sector customers.

We are the UK’s largest Facilities Management company employing some 53,000 people across the country.

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