26 November 2009
Change in Board Responsibilities
The Capita Group Plc ("Capita") today announces that Chairman Eric Walters will
stand down from 1 January 2010, Martin Bolland will become Chairman from 1
January 2010 and Executive Director Paddy Doyle will move to Non-Executive
Director from 1 March 2010.
Eric joined Capita in 2000 and was appointed Chairman in 2006. Following nine
years as Non-Executive Director and latterly Chairman, Eric has decided to
stand down from the Board. It has been agreed that Martin Bolland will be
appointed Chairman with effect from 1 January 2010. Martin joined the Board in
2008 and was appointed Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit
Committee later that year.
The Board has also considered the number of Independent Non-Executive
Directors, specifically with relevant financial experience, and will be
recruiting to add further Independent Non-Executive Directors to the Board.
Whilst this process is taking place, Martin will continue as Chairman of the
Audit Committee and Senior Independent Director until an appropriate
replacement is appointed.
Paddy joined Capita in 1992 and was appointed to the Board in 1994. In 2009 he
moved to a part-time Executive position continuing with client facing
activities and remaining an active member of the Board.
Paddy has decided to reduce his business interests further. The Board believes
that Paddy's insight and guidance continue to provide a valuable contribution
to the Board and Group and are delighted that he has agreed to remain with
Capita as a Non-Executive Director.
Paul Pindar, Chief Executive of The Capita Group Plc commented "Both Eric and
Paddy have made an immense contribution to Capita over the last 9 and 17 years
respectively and have been instrumental in Capita's success. Paddy has also
been a great support to me personally and I am delighted that he will be
continuing to support Capita as a Non-Executive Director. I would like to wish
Eric all the very best for the future and thank him for all his support. I am
also delighted that Martin has agreed to take over as Chairman. Martin's
contribution so far to the Board has been invaluable and I am sure this will
continue in his new role."
For further information please contact:
Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director
Tel: 020 7799 1525
The Capita Group Plc is the UK's leading provider of BPO and integrated
professional support service solutions. With 36,000 people at more than 300
sites, including 59 business centres across the UK, Ireland, the Channel
Islands and India, the Group uses its expertise, infrastructure and scale
benefits to transform its clients' services, driving down costs and adding
value. Capita is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (CPI.L), and is a
constituent of the FTSE100 with revenues for 2008 of £2,441 million.
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