Brakes has announced the appointment of Philip Jansen to succeed Frank McKay as Group Chief Executive Officer following his retirement. Mr Jansen will officially join the Brakes Board on 1st February 2010 to ensure a seamless transition before Mr McKay retires from the Group.
Mr Jansen has a wealth of experience that he brings to the role having spent 5 years within the Sodexo Group, including his most recent positions as Group COO and CEO UK and Ireland. Prior to Sodexo, Mr Jansen held several senior roles within various industries including My Travel Group plc, TeleWest communications and Procter and Gamble.
Commenting on the appointment, Dwight Poler, Chairman said: “Philip Jansen is an outstanding appointment who will build on Brakes strong foundations. I would like to welcome him to the role and wish him every success as he takes the Company into the next exciting phase of growth. On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Frank McKay for his tremendous contribution to Brakes over many years.”
Philip Jansen said: “Brakes is renowned for its excellent reputation, talented people and strong relationships. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the business and build on its considerable success in the UK, Ireland and France.”
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