Capita Group PLC
23 March 2006
Board Change: The Capita Group Plc
The Capita Group Plc ('Capita') announces that Rod Aldridge has taken the
decision to step down from his role as Executive Chairman. To ensure a smooth
transition to a successor, Rod will serve as Non-Executive Chairman until the
interim results at the end of July.
Rod has led the company since its foundation in 1984. He has provided strong
leadership, firmly establishing the company as the leader in the UK outsourcing
Speaking of his decision, Rod said: 'As founder and Chairman of Capita, I have
always seen it as my role to ensure that the Group enjoys the highest possible
standing and operates with total integrity.
'At present, the Group's reputation is being questioned because of my personal
decision to lend money to the Labour Party. As I have made clear, this was
entirely my own decision as an individual, made in good faith as a long standing
supporter of the Party. There have been suggestions that this loan has resulted
in the Group being awarded government contracts. This is entirely spurious.
Whilst anyone who is associated with the public procurement process would
understand that this view has no credibility, I do not want this misconception
to continue, as I remain passionate about the Group's wellbeing.
'I have therefore decided to relinquish immediately my role as Executive
Chairman and have agreed with my Board colleagues that I will serve as
Non-Executive Chairman until our interim results announcement in July. At that
time, I will retire from the Board to enable me to dedicate my time to pursuing
my interests in the field of education and creating opportunities for young
people both through my work in the voluntary sector and my Charitable Trust.
'Capita's preliminary results statement issued on 23 February reported that the
Group is in a very strong financial position and has enjoyed its most successful
year yet in this its 21st corporate year. I have every confidence that the team
at Capita will continue to go from strength to strength. I am proud of the
contribution I have made to the Group over this period and of the role I have
played in developing our industry.'
On behalf of the Capita Board, Chief Executive, Paul Pindar said: 'Rod has
played a key role in establishing Capita as the leading service transformation
partner to both public and private organisations across the UK. His dedication
to improving the efficiency and quality of services in the UK is immense. We are
sure Rod will enjoy similar successes as he focuses on his other interests. He
has been a supportive and inspirational colleague and friend and the entire
Board extends its thanks to him. We wish him every success in the future.'
For further information please contact:
Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director
The Capita Group Plc 020 7799 1525
The Capita Group Plc is the UK's leading provider of business process outsourcing
and professional support services. The Group's service capabilities encompass
administration and customer services, financial services, human resource services,
ICT and software services, property services, advisory services, change management
and business process re-engineering delivered to both public sector and private
organisations. With over 25,000 employees at more than 240 offices across the UK,
Ireland and India, Capita is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (CPI.L), and is
a constituent of the FTSE100 with revenues for 2005 of £1,436 million. Capita has
a corporate policy of not making any political donations.
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