MITIE Group appoints Derek Mapp to its Board of Directors as upcoming Chairman

– UK, Bristol – Mitie Group plc (LSE:MTO), the facilities management, connected workspace and professional services business, is pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Mapp as Chairman-elect. He is appointed to the Board today and will take over as Chairman from Roger Matthews at the AGM on July 26th, when Roger will step down as Chairman and leave the Board after 11 years of service.

Derek has substantial experience, having sat on boards for over 20 years and been in non-executive chairman roles for the past nine years. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of both Informa plc and Huntsworth plc, following an extensive career in ownership, managerial, operational and commercial roles in service industries.

Larry Hirst, CBE, Senior Independent Director commented, “I have worked with Roger for the past seven years and I have admired his ability to chair the Board in a collegiate and challenging way. He has ensured that the business has developed over that period, made the hard decisions and he is leaving the business having achieved a successful transition to a new management team and a refreshed Board, which can now focus on the future growth and development of Mitie. On behalf of the Board and all of my Mitie colleagues I would like to thank him for the contribution that he has made.

“It was important that our next Chairman possessed the necessary attributes to ensure robust corporate governance and a strong challenge to the management team. I am confident that in Derek Mapp we have found the right person to do that. I am delighted that we have been able to secure someone of his calibre as Mitie’s Chairman. “

Derek Mapp, Chairman-elect said, “Mitie is a company that I have been aware of for many years and I have admired its energy and ambition to grow. I understand the challenges that the business has faced recently and I believe that the right steps are being taken to restore balance sheet strength and achieve future success. I am looking forward to joining the Board and getting directly involved in the turnaround.”

Phil Bentley, CEO said, “Roger has been very supportive of me during my first few months at Mitie and I wish him well for the future. In Derek, we have a proven Chairman with extensive operational experience to help transform Mitie as we take the journey “Beyond FM…to the Connected Workspace”. I am looking forward to working closely with him in the coming years.”

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 60,000 people across the country.

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