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New Appointments in Facilities Management – July 2021

New Appointments in Facilities Management – July 2021
27 July 2021

Bidvest Noonan, ISS, and Alcumus have all appointed new members of staff this July.



Picture: a graphic showing headshots of Cormac Sheils, Paul White and Nicki Allitt 


Bidvest Noonan Announces New Operating Structure


Following the completion of an acquisition plan that brought Cordant Services, the Axis Group and Interact into its business, Bidvest Noonan has announced its investment in a new operating structure.

This new structure will see the development of separate leadership, operations and support teams for Bidvest Noonan's businesses in Great Britain and Ireland.  Each business will be led by a CEO who will assume full responsibility for managing the business in the relevant geography.

Cormac Sheils, a highly experienced senior executive who has been part of the group's senior leadership team for over eight years, has been appointed CEO of Bidvest Noonan in Ireland.

Commenting on his appointment, Sheils said, "I am excited to take on this new role and I'm delighted to have the support of a very strong and experienced management team. I know that working together, we will take this business from strength to strength. Our plan for Ireland is clear, we are a market leader for a range of single and bundled service solutions, and I am determined to protect and develop our market position." The group will name its new CEO for Great Britain in the coming weeks.

This new structure will allow Group CEO Declan Doyle to lead a newly established team focusing on strategy, governance and transformational activities for the group. This new team will enable the group to grow its leadership positions, develop new service lines and enter new sectors and markets.

Commenting on the announcement, Group CEO Declan Doyle said, "our new operating structure will enable us to build the in-country infrastructure and agility we need to take our performance to the next level. Our new operating structure will provide an excellent platform for our future growth, provide more opportunities for our people and enable us to deliver even greater value and support to clients".

Chief Business Office Fintan Connolly added, "with our new structure in place we can increase our focus on developing our business and creating value for clients”.


Alcumus Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer


Alcumus, a  global provider of technology-led risk management solutions has announced the promotion of Paul White to Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). White will be responsible for the alignment of the go-to-market strategy across Alcumus, leading global campaigns and driving brand awareness.

This newly created role demonstrates Alcumus’ continued commitment to growth globally and White will play a key role as a member of the Alcumus Senior Management Team. 

White has more than 20 years’ experience in high growth businesses including Kana Software Inc and Gresham Technologies, and is passionate about delivering experiences that fuel customer engagement and accelerate growth.

“I’m delighted that Paul is joining the Senior Management Team in this crucial role so we can align our brand strategy and build an even stronger platform for Alcumus,” said Alyn Franklin, CEO Alcumus.

“His track record of driving growth businesses will help us to evolve to the next level as we continue our expansion. Bolstering our senior team is an important step to continue meeting rising customer demand. Over the last year, we’ve grown our business by 24% with 143 new hires.”

White joined Alcumus as Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Enterprise division in late 2020 and has developed the value proposition for the division, implemented new strategies and led a high performing team to great effect.

“Over 40,000 customers, including many globally recognisable brands, choose us to help them create safer and more sustainable operations.  I’m excited by this new opportunity, helping to add value for clients and working with the Senior Management Team to grow the business for our future success.”


Nicki Allitt Joins ISS as Vice President of Group Communications


Allitt brings 25 years of experience in global communications across various industries. She joins ISS from Syngenta Group, headquartered in Switzerland, a global leader in agricultural technology and innovation with activities across more than 100 markets, where she held a number of global Head of Communications roles over the last 10 years.

Before joining Syngenta Group, Allitt held global communication roles at Shell International in the Netherlands, Jumeirah Group in the United Arab Emirates, and the Seven Television Network in Australia.

Jacob Aarup-Andersen, Group CEO of ISS World Services A/S, said:

“I am very excited to welcome Nicki to ISS. As we continue to set a new and even more ambitious course for our efforts within communications, aligning it to the OneISS strategy, Nicki will play an important role in sharpening our position, profile, and reputation both internally and externally.”

Nicki Allitt, Vice President of Group Communications, ISS World Services A/S, said:“I am delighted to join ISS at such an exciting time to develop and lead Group Communications. I look forward to supporting the delivery of the OneISS strategy, in an inspiring and engaging way, to our customers, colleagues, shareholders and society - and not least being a part of this great global people company with a purpose of connecting people and places to make the world work better.”

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Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 27 July 2021


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