Jonathan Lewis appointed as Capita's new CEO

- Leadership - Oct 10, 2017

Capita has appointed former Amec Foster Wheeler boss Jonathan Lewis as its new Chief Executive Officer. 

The British outsourcing company, which earned revenues of over £2bn in the first half of 2017, has chosen Lewis to replace Andy Parker, who stepped down in March.

Lewis spent a year at Amec Foster Wheeler prior to its acquisition by John Wood Group, having previously spent two decades with oilfield services company Halliburton.

"Jon's business and leadership experience combined with an inspirational, collegiate style make him a great fit for Capita," said its Chairman, Ian Powell.

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Lewis added: "I believe there is a real opportunity to build a truly world class technology-enabled services business from Capita’s embedded foundations.

"There is work to do to complete the transformation of Capita and I am determined to make the business and its value propositions stronger for our employees, customers and shareholders, and return this great company to growth."

Capita has struggled with negative press in recent years having issued a number of profit warnings over that period, with shares sinking to a ten-year low in 2016.

Lewis will assume his new position at the start of December, with Group Finance Director Nick Greatorex to continue in the role on an interim basis.

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